NBA free agency: Keeping track of the Lakers offseason moves in 2024

The NBA’s Western Conference is stacked and teams are looking to improve going into the 2024-25 season. The Dallas Mavericks dethroned the Denver Nuggets as the "Best in the West" by advancing to the Finals, only to lose to the Boston Celtics in a five-game series. 

After coming up short once again, the Lakers moved on from Darvin Ham and are taking a risk on new head coach JJ Redick, who has a wealth of knowledge about the game. Yet, the former player and ESPN analyst has no prior coaching experience. 

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The Lake Show is always worth tuning into as one of the most popular sports franchises in the world and LeBron James and Anthony Davis continue to be one of the best duos in the league. The Lakers are eager to win another title after the Celtics surpassed them with 18 championships. 

So far, it appears the Lakers believe they have enough and plan to keep their starting roster intact, but that could change at any time.

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Davis signed a massive contract extension and James is likely to return, especially after the Lakers selected his son, Bronny James, in the second round of the NBA Draft. 

In addition, the Lakers selected Dalton Knecht in the first round. 


Here’s a look at the Lakers' moves during the free agency season in 2024.

Austin Reaves #15 and Anthony Davis #3 celebrate with LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Who's in

D’Angelo Russell 

D’Angelo Russell is set to return after picking up his $18.7 million player option. 

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Max Christie 

The Lakers believe in Max Christie’s potential and signed him to a $32 million deal for four years.  This is great news for the Christie family as his brother, Cam Christine, was just drafted by the Clippers. 

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Jaxson Hayes 

Jaxson Hayes is also back after exercising his $2.4 million player option. 

Cam Reddish

Cam Reddish is expected to return to the Lakers next season after he exercised his $2.5 million player option for the 2024-25 season.

LeBron James

On Wednesday, July 3, the league's all-time leading scorer agreed to a two-year deal for a reported $104 million. 


Who's Out

Taurean Prince

Taurean Prince will not be back with the Lakers and plans to take his talents to Milwaukee.

Who else could be on the move? 

Christian Wood and Spencer Dinwiddie and other players to monitor. The Lakers are also looking for a potential third start. However, with LeBron James' signing, the team now falls under the league's second apron and is limited.