In the end, it was a rather surprising offseason for the Lakers, if not the splashiest. They brought in point guard Gabe Vincent on a three-year, $33 million deal from the Heat and were able to keep Austin Reaves on what turned out to be a bargain deal worth $54 million over four years, without the so-called “balloon payments” the Lakers feared.

Had Reaves gotten another offer in free agency that L.A. had to match, the deal could have been worth nearly $100 million, but that offer never materialized. They also got a good deal on D’Angelo Russell, paying him $37 million over two years, a huge cut from the $31 million he made last season.

The Lakers still have roster spots to fill, and will probably sign two more players. But the most important remaining part of the summer is approaching fast, on August 4. That is when star big man Anthony Davis is up for a contract extension (he has until the start of the season to sign one)  and there are indications that the Lakers are reluctant to give Davis an extension — unless he is reasonable.

“They entered the summer with AD on the backburner,” one Western Conference exec told Heavy Sports. “They would like to keep it there, keep that extension on the backburner. They do not need to do it right away. I’d say they’re reluctant and you can understand that at this point.”