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Not sure how that's applicable. From my understanding, the tax apron hard cap is triggered by using the non-taxpayer MLE (Lakers will be taxpayers), using the bi-annual exception, or acquiring a player thru sign and trade. Reaves doesn't apply to any of those. Just sounds like they won't be acquiring a S&T player or using the bi-annual (approx $4.5M).
I believe They’d have to use the big mle to keep him
That’s what the arenas rule allows them to do