League executives think Lakers guard Alex Caruso could draw interest at the full midlevel exception range, which is $9.5 million next season.
Source: Brian Windhorst/ESPN
ANALYSIS: Caruso has evolved from an afterthought to a key reserve for the Lakers in his four years with the team. This year, the 27-year-old is averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 assists in 20 minutes per game while canning 38.8 percent of his threes. The Lakers could be dealing with competition from opponents in the offseason, driving the contracts of players like Caruso up.