Austin Reaves is running it back with the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to reports from The Athletic's Shams Charania and ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Reaves and the Lakers have reached a tentative 4-year, $56 million deal to keep the fan-favorite in Los Angeles.
The announcement comes just hours after the team is reportedly bringing back Rui Hachimura, another Laker coming off a stellar playoff run. Reaves and Hachimura will rejoin Lake Show stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the team's quest for NBA championship banner No. 18.
Reeves finished the 2022-2023 NBA regular season with averages of 13 points per game, 3 rebounds and 3.4 assists. The Arkansas native, dubbed by Basketball-Reference.com as "Hillbilly Kobe," was a key member of the 2023 playoff run that left the Lakers as the Western Conference runner-up.