The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to make big moves in the offseason. LeBron James and his Lakers teammates had a terrible season. In other words, the Lakers are looking for ways to improve their roster. According to an Eastern Conference executive, a Celtics superstar may soon join LeBron, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, and the rest of the players on the Lakers roster.
Jaylen Brown makes perfect sense for the team. The executive believes that Brown may become a Laker in the summer of 2024. LeBron could attract him and every other player. Most players would love to share the floor with the king of basketball.
“Obviously, a star comes up when the Lakers have cap space and there is going to be that speculation,” the executive told Deveney. “There are players who want to play for the Lakers because they’re the Lakers and they’re in L.A., but I don’t think Brown is an L.A. guy that way. It’s more just because he’d want to play with LeBron, if LeBron was going to stay there, if Davis stays healthy, if they are back to competing in the West and not just trying to make a play-in. That’s the lure for anyone in that free-agent class.”
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Brown inked a four-year deal with the Celtics in 2019. He can get another extension in October this year. The talented player averaged 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game this past season. He could earn more money in the future.
“The Celtics would like to secure his services by giving him a contract extension this offseason, but the problem is, that’s unlikely to happen. Under league rules, the Celtics are capped at what they can offer Brown via an extension, a deal beginning at $34.2 million in 2024-25,” Sean Deveney wrote on August 29th. “If Brown waits and signs a max deal that summer, though, he will get a contract starting at 30% of the total salary cap. Should the cap land around $140 million as most expect, that puts Brown’s annual salary starting at $42 million (more if he makes one more All-NBA team). It behooves Brown to wait.”