【Guide】News on January 28, Kobe Bryant will undergo right shoulder surgery this Thursday, , and will be reimbursed early this season
, The Lakers have also begun to set their sights on the future. According to the famous reporter Alex Kennedy of “Basketball Insider”, the Lakers are interested in Thunder star Reggie Jackson, and they may not hesitate to swallow Perkins’ garbage contract for this reason.
Reggie Jackson will become a restricted free agent after the end of this season. In order to avoid getting nothing at that time, the Thunder will no longer regard Reggie as “not for sale”.
Reggie was almost sent away, and the latter was even ready to pack his bags and leave, but he was not traded out of the team in the end.
But this does not mean that the Thunder will not trade Reggie Jackson anymore, because Thunder general manager Sam Presti will never let Reggie leave in vain.
Gotta hope for something in return.
Previously, the Thunder did this when dealing with the expiring contracts of Jeff Green, James Harden and others.
According to Kennedy, the Thunder still hope to send Reggie Jackson away before the trade deadline, and the Knicks and the Lakers are currently the two teams most interested in Reggie, and both are willing to put Reggie Jackson on the team.
In the long-term plan, but the two teams may not have enough chips to trade.
But since Kobe has already been reimbursed for the season for the Lakers, they may speed up the reconstruction and at the same time give up some players.
Reggie Jackson’s annual salary this season is only 2.2 million US dollars, the Lakers can send Jeremy Lin or Jordan Hill to trade, but in order to achieve salary balance, the Lakers may have to swallow Perkins’ rubbish contract.
The player’s contract with the Thunder was once rated as the first of the five worst contracts.
If the Lakers can recruit Reggie Jackson, the latter will definitely get the starting point guard position. In the 13 games he played for the Thunder this season, Reggie averaged 20 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds per game.
He is already a starting-level point guard, but he has no chance in the Thunder. This is why the Thunder can’t keep Reggie, and Reggie wants to leave the Thunder.