Done Deal: Lakers signing Gabe Vincent to $33M detail, retain Rui Hachimura
After a breakthrough postseason with the Miami Heat, Gabe Vincent now has a deal that will change his life.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the guard signing a three-year, $33 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Over the course of three or more seasons with the Heat, Vincent’s past career earnings amounted to $3.5 million.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Lakers signed a number of free agent contracts, including one with forward Vincent. They also agreed to re-sign big Rui Hachimura and added former Portland Trail Blazers forward Cam Reddish on Friday. After being traded from the Washington Wizards to the Los Angeles Lakers in the middle of the season, Hachimura agreed to a three-year, $51 million contract. Reddish signs a veteran’s minimum contract when he moves to Los Angeles.
He increased his output and played a significant role in Miami’s υnexpected run to the NBA Finals despite being the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. All 22 of Miami’s playoff games saw Vincent start, and in those 22 games, he averaged 12.7 points, 3.5 assists, and 0.9 steals while shooting 40.2% from the field and 37.8% from 3-point range on 6.1 attempts per game. Miami’s postseason success was greatly influenced by his effective long-range shooting and that of his teammates.
He is now a member of a Lakers club that wants to unseat the Western Conference-winning Denver Nuggets. Their choice to sign him was undoubtedly influenced by his calmness in the postseason.
Hachimura flourished with the Lakers in the postseason as they advanced to the Western Conference finals. In 16 playoff games, he averaged 12.2 points and 3.6 rebounds while playing the bench and shooting 55.7% from the field and 48.7% on 2.4 3-pointers per game. Prior to approving his new contract, he was a restricted free agent.
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