Lakers extend qualifying offers to Alex Caruso, Johnathan Williams

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWilliams, 24, appeared in 24 games, tallying 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15.5 minutes.Both Caruso and Williams, who have spent extensive time in the G League, come with minimum salary cap holds, so this doesn’t alter the Lakers’ outlook in regards to available cap space going into free agency. The Lakers could always renounce their rights if the difference between signing a max-level player is around $1 million, but neither has a hold much above the incomplete roster spot charge.The free agency negotiating window opens Sunday at 3 p.m. PT. Players can agree to terms immediately but cannot sign contracts until July 6 at 9 a.m. PT.Related Articles The Lakers have extended qualifying offers to guard Alex Caruso and forward Johnathan Williams, the team announced Wednesday.By extending the qualifying offers, Caruso and Williams become restricted free agents on June 30. Williams becomes a two-way contract player if he accepts the offer, which means he would not affect the salary cap.Both players became important parts of the Lakers’ rotation toward the end of the season when the team had shut down or lost several players to injuries.In 25 games (four starts) last season, Caruso, 25, averaged 9.2 points (44.5 percent from the field), 3.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 21.2 minutes per game. He played in all of the Lakers’ last 18 games, and averaged more than 37 minutes in each of their last four, getting double-doubles in the last three. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img

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