4. Kent Bazemore is a cheap free-agent option
Kent Bazemore checks off multiple boxes for not just the Los Angeles Lakers but any contending team that needs a wing player. Some may think that Bazemore will get a decent contract because of that.
Bazemore was extremely overpaid four years ago by the Atlanta Hawks and just that fact lowers his value. Teams saw that he was not worth this big contract so they are going to naturally be less willing to get into a bidding war for his services.
Even then, though, it is not like the starting price is very high. John Hollinger of The Athletic (subscription required) valued and predicted every NBA free agents’ salary next season. He predicts Bazemore to get somewhere around $5.6 million this offseason.
That is more than doable with the Los Angeles Lakers’ current cap situation. Heck, if there is no other competition for Bazemore then the team could even try and net him to a veteran minimum deal, although that is unlikely.
He is a cheap free agent who a) is going to be a better defensive player than Danny Green was last season and b) has the potential to be just as good, if not better, of a three-point shooter than Green was last season.
If Bazemore plays to his ceiling he will absolutely be an upgrade from what Danny Green was for the Los Angeles Lakers last season.
And because of that, he is the perfect free-agent target for the Lakers to consider.