10/15/2020, 10:49 AM
Expected to decline option
After emerging as a key piece during the Lakers' title run, Caldwell-Pope will look to capitalize on that momentum. Per Charania, the Lakers would like to bring Caldwell-Pope back next season, but other teams may drive his price up on the open market. The Lakers do hold Caldwell-Pope's full Bird Rights, however, so they'll be able to go over the salary cap to re-sign him without using an exception.
10/15/2020, 10:47 AM
Expected to re-sign with Lakers
This has been the expectation all along, but it now remains to be seen how long of a deal Davis will be willing to ink with the Lakers. Among his options are a two-year, one-plus-one deal that would give him a player option for the second season. Alternatively, Davis could sign a longer-term deal to lock in more money, but he would be sacrificing some future flexibility. Either way, keeping Davis would obviously be a major victory for the Lakers, who gave up a king's ransom to bring him to Los Angeles last summer.
10/14/2020, 7:16 PM
Expected to opt out
The veteran point guard has a $2.62 million player option with the Lakers for next season, and it's not a major surprise to see he's expected to test the waters in free agency. A return to the Lakers with a higher salary would make sense after he played a pivotal role off the bench during the title run, though a return isn't guaranteed. Rondo averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 24.7 minutes while shooting 40 percent on three-pointers over 16 playoff games.