Before that, Popper chose to jump out of his contract. He will have $8.4 million in the Lakers next season, and he wants to seek a long-term contract with a juvenile salary of more than 10 million yuan.
Whether in terms of contract length or average annual salary, it is difficult for the Lakers to meet Poppers requirements, because they are currently only $16 million away from luxury tax, and their salary is extremely tight.
Last season, Popper averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, and played a more outstanding role in the playoffs. He was the main force of the teams backcourt, with an average of 10.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, making him the third scorer of the team.