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Montrezl Harrell opts in to player option, will not enter free agency

After an up-and-down first year with the Los Angeles Lakers, veteran forward Montrezl Harrell has opted in for another go-round (maybe). The former Sixth Man of the Year has reportedly picked up his $9.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season, and will not enter free agency on Aug. 3, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Lakers center Montezl Harrell is opting into his $9.7M player option for next season, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 29, 2021

Harrell averaged 13.5 points per game this season (good for fourth on the Lakers) and 6.