Los Angeles Lakers big Montrezl Harrell talked on his future with the LA franchise going forward. The Lakers finished their season on a disappointing note after an early first round playoff exit.
Harrell struggled to find a steady role in the Lakers’ rotation in the series against the Phoenix Suns being a DNP in Games 2 and 3, while he played limited minutes in Game 4, 5 and 6.
“I came in every day, I did my job, I did what they asked me to do,” Harrell said. “I played my role. It’s as simple as that. As far as my future, I don’t know that holds right now,” Harrell said at Friday’s exit interviews.
We just finished playing last night, so I can’t give you that answer right now brother, but I came in, I did my job and whenever my number was called I went out there, played to the best of my abilities and left it all on the floor.”
Harrell has a player’s option in his contract with the team, and he could become an unrestricted free agent this summer. NBA Free Agency starts on August 2.
Until then, Los Angeles and Harrell have the time to decide on their future. Harrell was a great option coming off the bench, averaging 13.5 points and 6.2 rebounds on 62.2% shooting in 69 regular season games with the Lakers.