February is usually a hectic time for NBA fans because of the NBA All-Star game and the trade deadline. This year, at least one of those things will be happening in March, however, February could still be an active month in the league, particularly for the Los Angeles Lakers.
On today’s podcast, Christian and Jacob discuss all of the key dates for the Lakers in February, starting with Feb. 5:
- Feb. 5: Trade restrictions are lifted for Montrezl Harrell, Wesley Matthews, Marc Gasol, Markieff Morris, Quinn Cook and Jared Dudley.
- Feb. 16: NBA All-Star voting ends. You can vote for you favorite Lakers at vote.nba.com.
- Feb. 16: The Lakers can offer Dennis Schröder a new contract extension for a maximum of $83.3 million over four years. Schröder has already stated that he’d like to be in Los Angeles long-term, but only if the deal is “fair.” Schröder turned down a two-year, $33.4 million contract extension from the Lakers in December.
- Feb. 24: The Lakers can sign a player with over two years of experience to a prorated veteran minimum contract. They can’t do it until then because they’re operating under a hard cap that was triggered by them using their full mid-level exception.
They also recap the Lakers’ win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
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