|Rights: Be A was GM||HT: 6-7|
|Jersey: 15||WT: 240|
|DOB: 1/26/1994||Age: 27|
|Sal: $9.72M||Inj: No Injury|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =0.00 PPG=0.00 RPG=0.00 BLKPG=0.00|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Montrezl Harrell: Opts in, trade expected|
Harrell opted into his $9.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Scoop: While Harrell picking up the player option could keep him in Los Angeles, it's widely believed that the Lakers are nearing a trade to send Harrell and Kyle Kuzma to Sacramento in a deal that would bring Buddy Hield to the Lakers. Harrell opting in for next season helps facilitate the deal, which is yet to be officially agreed upon by the two sides. However, Wojnarowski notes that "there's been momentum toward [the trade's} ultimate completion." Shams Charania of The Athletic also reports that the Lakers are engaged with the Wizards on a Russell Westbrook trade that could involve Harrell.
Jul 29 10:14 ET