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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Shabazz Muhammad To Sign With Lakers?

Jamal Crawford tried to recruit free-agent Shabazz Muhammad to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Latest Los Angeles Lakers rumors suggests that the NBA free-agent Shabazz Muhammad is reportedly considering forging a contract deal with the Purple and Gold franchise.

Shabazz Muhammad, one of the top talented professional basketball players left on the free agency market, is reportedly considering signing a contract deal with the Lakers, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. Pincus further added that the Lakers still has a $4.3MM cap room but a minimum contract agreement could also be in mix should both parties reach a deal.

The Los Angeles Lakers current general manager Rob Pelinka used to represent Shabazz Muhammad and could offer his former client the franchise’s $4.3 million room exception. While that former professional relationship exists, it is not clear whether it will impact a potential deal or not.

The Minnesota Timberwolves has formerly extended Muhammad a qualifying contract deal offer to make him a restricted free agent, but the organization pulled the offer shortly after the start of free agency.

However, Timberwolves has reportedly maintained interest in re-inking Muhammad after free-agent signee Jamal Crawford tried to recruit him to the Los Angeles Lakers with a post on popular social networking service Twitter:

“He’s one of the players we are talking to,” said head coach Tom Thibodeau told KFXN 100.3 on Monday, per the Pioneer Press’ Jace Frederick. “Bazz has a great relationship with a number of players on the team. I know they would like to have him back. He’s got to make a decision shortly.”

In 78 games with the Minnesota in the most recent season, the 24-yar-old Muhammad averaged 9.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting at .482% from the floor in just in just 19.4 minutes per game and 33.8 percent from beyond the arc.

The Los Angeles Lakers’ pressed offseason has included drafting the talented Lonzo Ball, landing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and trading former first-rounder draft pick D’Angelo Russell to Brooklyn Nets in exchange for veteran center Brook Lopez. Muhammad would provide the roster with a young scoring explosive weapon off the bench if a deal is reached.

Edison Tongol

Edison has been a business journalist since 2007, when he joined The Cetureon news agency. There, he covers about e-commerce, major tech companies, startups and fast-growing small-medium businesses across all industries.

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