Los Angeles Lakers Team Salary


Quick: Cap space used.

Projected 2015/16 Cap Space: $15.0-$23.0 million, depending on Jordan Hill’s team option and the top-five protected first-rounder, less with the cap holds of Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer.

Draft Picks: 2nd, 27th, 34th

Exceptions *

  • Mid-Level Exception: $5,464,000 (in July)
  • Bi-Annual Exception: $2,139,000 (in July)
  • Room: $2,814,000 (in July)

* Room Exception only available if other exceptions renounced.

Free Agents

  • Bird: Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin, Jordan Hill (team option)
  • Early Bird: Wesley Johnson
  • Non-Bird: Ed Davis (player option), Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Vander Blue (restricted*)

* Players are only restricted if the team gives a qualifying offer.

First-Round Player Options: Julius Randle (third-year)

Amnesty: Used on Metta World Peace.


  • None

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Ater Majok (2011-58th), Chinemelu Elonu (2009-59th)

Roster Count: Four guaranteed, four non-guaranteed, two options

Depth Chart*:

PG: Jordan Clarkson
SG: Kobe Bryant, Jabari Brown
SF: Nick Young
F: Julius Randle, Ed Davis, Ryan Kelly
C: Jordan Hill, Tarik Black, Robert Sacre

*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

Head Coach: Byron Scott (Four years, $17 million contract starting with the 2014/15 season, final year team option)

Basketball Executives:

  • Jim Buss — Owner and Vice President of Player Personnel
  • Mitch Kupchak — General Manager
  • Glenn Carraro — Assistant General Manager

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Owe first-rounder (top-three protected through 2017, unprotected in 2018) to Philadelphia 76ers (Steve Nash, Brandon Knight).
  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder (top-five protected, unprotected in 2019) to Orlando Magic (Dwight Howard).  If a first-rounder not sent to Philadelphia by 2017, pick to Orlando converts to 2017 and 2018 second-rounders.

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0


Cap Holds

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

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(Updated on 5/20/15)