Los Angeles Lakers Team Salary


Quick: Cap space spent

Projected 2016-17 Cap Space: $0-$62.0 million


  • Room: $2,814,000

Roster Count: 12 guaranteed, four non/partially-guaranteed

Depth Chart

PG: D’Angelo Russell
SG: Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams, Jabari Brown, Michael Frazier
SF: Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Anthony Brown, Jonathan Holmes
F: Julius Randle, Brandon Bass, Ryan Kelly, Larry Nance Jr.
C: Roy Hibbert, Tarik Black, Robert Sacre

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

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


  • 10/31/15 — Team option for Julius Randle.
  • 12/15/15 — The no-trade restriction lifts on Lou Williams, Jonathan Holmes, Michael Frazier and Brandon Bass.
  • 1/10/16 — Tarik Black and Jabari Brown’s $845k guarantees for 15/16.
  • 1/10/16 — Jonathan Holmes and Michael Frazier’s $525k guarantee for 15/16.
  • Four days after summer league, provided he participates, Jonathan Holmes’ $875k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 1/10/17 — Michael Frazier’s $875k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 8/1/17 — Anthony Brown’s $1.0 million guarantees for 17/18.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.


  • 6/24/15 — Ed Davis opted out of the final year on his contract.
  • 6/25/15 — Selected D’Angelo Russell with the second pick in the draft.
  • 6/25/15 — Selected Larry Nance Jr. with the 27th pick in the draft.
  • 6/25/15 — Selected Anthony Brown with the 34th pick in the draft.
  • 6/30/15 — Opted Jordan Hill out of the final year of his contract
  • 7/1/15 — Guaranteed the final year of Robert Sacre’s contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Renounced the rights to Ronnie Price, Carlos Boozer, Wayne Ellington, Vander Blue and Jordan Hill.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Anthony Brown to a three-year, partially-guaranteed $2.6 million contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Lou Williams to a three-year, $21 million contract.
  • 7/9/15 — Signed Brandon Bass to a two-year, $6.1 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/9/15 — Traded a 2019 second-rounder to Indiana Pacers for Roy Hibbert.
  • 7/10/15 — Signed D’Angelo Russell to a $23.0 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/10/15 — Signed Larry Nance Jr. to a $5.9 million rookie-scale contract.
  • 8/1/15 — Guaranteed Jordan Clarkson’s $845k salary for 15/16.
  • 8/13/15 — Signed Jonathan Holmes to a two-year, partially-guaranteed ($100k) $1.4 million contract.
  • 8/25/15 — Signed Michael Frazier to a two-year, partially-guaranteed ($50k) $1.4 million contract.

No-Trade: Kobe Bryant

Waived Players: None

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Coaching Staff

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

Assistants: Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen, Mark Madsen, Larry Lewis (player development), Thomas Scott (player development), Clay Moser (head advance scout), Tom Bialaszewski (video coordinator), J.J. Outlaw (video Coordinator, player development)

Trainer: Gary Vitti

Basketball Executives

  • Jim Buss — Owner and Vice President of Player Personnel
  • Mitch Kupchak — General Manager
  • Glenn Carraro — Assistant General Manager
  • Ryan West — Director of Player Personnel
  • Jesse Buss — Owner and Director of Scouting

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.
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Indiana Pacers (Roy Hibbert).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Free Agents

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • Kobe Bryant — 15%

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

Amnesty: Used on Metta World Peace.

D-League Affiliate: D-Fenders (General Manager Nick Mazzella, Coach Casey Owens)


Cap Holds

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

Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 8/27/15)