LA Lakers: 3 Free Agents that the team should bring back this summer
#2 Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson's NBA career is perhaps most notable for his clashes with LeBron James, so a lot of figures around the league were surprised when he arrived in Los Angeles last summer. Yet, James and Stephenson managed to successfully put aside any past issues, and Stephenson's versatility and playmaking abilities proved to be a major asset to the Lakers.
Despite starting just three times, the 28-year-old averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, and he was one of the few bright sparks of an underwhelming Lakers reserve unit. Stephenson has since expressed his desire to return to the Lakers next season, and it is possible that he would be willing to take a cut on the $4.5 million he earned this year. Ultimately, if the Lakers can convince Stephenson to sign for anywhere near $3 million, a return would suit both parties.