Rui Hachimura has been a solid addition to the Los Angeles Lakers roster, and he's likely to get rewarded for his efforts with a new contract during the offseason.
The Purple and Gold could offer Hachimura a deal worth $10 million annually, The Athletic's Jovan Buha said during an appearance on the HoopsHype podcast with Michael Scotto:
"I think the Lakers are going to try to retain him… I think his range is around the non-taxpayer MLE. I think something in that 2/20 or 3/30 (range). Looking at his numbers in Washington versus L.A., they're almost identical across the board… I think the Lakers are going to make an offer around $10 million, and if he's looking for more or another team is willing to come in and make a bigger offer, they might be willing to walk away. They were high enough on him to trade those three second-round picks, and they want to keep him."
The Lakers acquired Hachimura from the Washington Wizards in January in exchange for Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks. He has a qualifying offer worth $8.5 million entering the 2023-24 season, per Spotrac.