Just a few days ago, it looked as if the Brooklyn Nets were about to split up as Kyrie Irving was rumored to be opting out of his $36.9m player’s option, potentially signing with the Los Angeles Lakers for the $6m midlevel exception. Eventually, Irving whipped out the calculator and realized that this was significantly less than $36.9 million and opted in to the final year of his deal in Brooklyn.
The Lakers enter free agency with the taxpayer midlevel exception and minimum contracts to fill out their roster after Russell Westbrook opts in.
Best power forwards available in 2022 NBA free agency Anderson is one of the more unique players in the league. He won't beat anyone in a foot race and his limitations as a shooter can make him a tricky player to fit into lineups, but contenders will be drawn to his ability to defend multiple positions and do a little bit of everything offensively as a 6-foot-9 forward. Anderson has been a part of winning teams for most of his career, having played for the Spurs and now Grizzlies.