Antoni is expected to sign Kobe with the Lakers, league sources told ESPN.
Sources told ESPN that D’Anthony Thomas, who has been in the Lakers’ system since last season, will sign with the team for the first time this offseason.
D’Thomas was expected to be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
The Lakers have three players who were expected to re-sign with the franchise: Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram and Pau Gasol.
Thomas is not expected to get a qualifying offer, but sources said he would get a second-round tender.
The deal would not be guaranteed but would give the Lakers a first-round pick.
D’Antonis was the Lakers general manager when they made the championship run last season.
He was one of the key reasons the Lakers won three of the four titles in the league.
He helped bring in a superstar in Kobe Bryant, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 10, 2016.
Bryant is expected not to return until at least 2021.
The Lakers were a top-10 offense and a top contender for the title in 2017-18.
They were also the only team in the Eastern Conference with an improved defensive rating and shot-blocking rating, both of which were in the top 10 in both categories.
Dolan’s first season with the organization was tumultuous.
Dolan’s contract was the biggest contract in Lakers history.
It was Dolan who made the team the best in the NBA and earned his first title.
The franchise went 28-9 during Dolan and Kobe’s reign, the best regular season in franchise history.