The Lakers shall maintain Austin Reaves and Wenyen Gabriel on their roster for the entire season.
League sources told ESPN that the Los Angeles Lakers have assured contracts of Austin Reaves and Wenyen Gabriel for the remainder of the season, with the pair athletes being incredibly splendid as holdovers from last year’s team.
Both Gabriel and Reaves have been persistent segments of the Lakers’ rotation. Reaves has started 12 games and is averaging 28.9 minutes per night, while Gabriel has made two starts and averages 14.4 minutes per game.
Reaves’s delivery has been extremely healthier this year, as his scoring record has elevated up to 10.8 PPG and his offensive game has upgraded to 48.8% from the field and 36% from the three-point range.
The Lakers are presently exhausted in its wing depth with Lonnie Walker IV missing his fourth straight game this morning due to a bruised tailbone and tendinitis in his left knee. Reaves left hamstring strain will force him to watch the game from the bench against the Hawks as well.
The Lakers declared this morning that both Reaves and Walker shall be examined by Laker’s medical workforce and it was reported that they shall both miss roughly the next two weeks before they get back to being reassessed for the next training sessions again.
The Lakers, are currently in an open roster mode. The 15th roster spot is expected to keep tabs on several free agents available around the league and could bring in players for workouts – as they did with Brown on Thursday, along with former Dallas Mavericks guard Tyler Dorsey — to get an in-person look, league sources told ESPN.