• The Lakers' chances of keeping Montrezl Harrell are not looking bright
  • Harrell will likely listen to offers in the offseason
  • The Dallas Mavericks could revisit their offer to Harrell

The Los Angeles Lakers will figure out who stays and who goes after a disappointing 2020-21 NBA season.

There are a lot of first-year faces who may not return, including former NBA Sixth Man of the Year awardee Montrezl Harrell.

Considering the impact he made during the 2019-20 season, there is no question that Harrell can opt to explore other options this offseason.

Although he signed a two-year deal with the Lakers last season worth $19 million, he owns a player option worth $9.7 million for another year.

However, pundits feel that the money he stands to gain was below what he could get from other teams.

Although the 27-year-old averaged 13.5 points 6.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 22.9 minutes of action, his averages fell in the playoffs as head coach Frank Vogel shifted to a different rotation.

Adding all those facts together, Harrell has more than enough reason to check out the market and see where he could fit in and get good pay.

Multiple NBA teams are bound to touch base with the 6-foot-7 cager and offer him good money.

There is no clear picture on which team that could be although an Instagram post could spur some interest.

Harrell posted recently, which some feel was a hint of things to come. Part of it saw the player admitting that his season did not end according to expectations.

“Yes, the season didn’t end how I wanted it to and the road was rocky. I am still grateful through it all. Thank you LakerNation and the Purple and Gold franchise for allowing me to add another page in the book of Trezz,” his post read.

Montrezl Harrell #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers
Montrezl Harrell #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers Getty Images | Meg Oliphant

Harrell is likely to listen to offers and explore NBA teams where he can get more playing time.

There were a lot of clubs that expressed interest in him last season, one of which is the Dallas Mavericks.

Like the Lakers, the Mavs are trying to figure out who to add to their roster.

With Kristaps Porzingis not living up to his billing as the second superstar of the team behind Luka Doncic, Harrell could be someone who can fill that void.