The restricted free agency of Festus Ezeli will be one of the most interesting offseason developments.
Ezeli is a talented young center but he's had injury issues and has never played extended minutes on a consistent basis.
Ezeli could command a three-year, $50 million deal.
“Obviously there are health issues you’re worried about,” one general manager told Sporting News. “So I don’t think you’d want to go beyond three years. But he still has a lot of upside and he can get better in a bigger role.”
Ezeli is averaging 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks on a per-36 basis.
The Los Angeles Lakers are one team who will have interest in Ezeli. With Luke Walton joining the team as head coach, there will be a level of comfort with signing Ezeli.