Los Angeles Lakers Team Salary


2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Under the cap by $815,615.


  • Room Exception: $4,328,000

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Thomas Bryant (2017-42nd), Chinemelu Elonu (2009-59th), Brad Newley (2007-54th)

Roster Count: 12 guaranteed

Depth Chart

PG: Lonzo Ball, Jordan Clarkson
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart
SF: Brandon Ingram, Luol Deng, Corey Brewer
PF: Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr., Kyle Kuzma
C: Brook Lopez, Ivica Zubac

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


  • 8/2/17 — No-trade restrictions lift on Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.
  • 10/31/17 — Team options on Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadline on Julius Randle.
  • 12/15/17 — No-trade restriction lifts on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
  • 6/29/18 — Qualifying offer deadline on Julius Randle.
  • 6/30/18 — Ivica Zubac’s $1.2 million guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 10/31/18 — Team options on Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.
  • 10/31/18 — Extension deadline for Larry Nance Jr.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Ivica Zubac and Larry Nance Jr.
  • 10/31/19 — Extension deadline for Brandon Ingram.
  • 10/31/19 –Team options on Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.
  • 6/29/20 — Qualifying offer deadline for Brandon Ingram.
  • 10/31/20 — Extension deadlines for Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.
  • 6/29/21 — Qualifying offer deadline for Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

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


  • 6/21/17 — Nick Young opted out.
  • 6/22/17 — Drafted Lonzo Ball (2nd).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the rights to Kyle Kuzma (27th).
  • 6/22/17 — Traded the rights to Tony Bradley (28th) to Utah Jazz for the rights to Josh Hart (30th) and Thomas Bryant (42nd).
  • 6/28/17 — Picked up the team option on David Nwaba.
  • 7/2/17 — Signed Lonzo Ball (2017-2nd) to a $33,471,622 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/2/17 — Signed Kyle Kuzma (2017-27th) to a $8,650,178 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/2/17 — Signed Josh Hart (2017-30th) to a $8,474,999 rookie-scale contract.
  • 7/12/17 — Renounced the rights to Metta World Peace, Tyler Ennis and Thomas Robinson.
  • 7/13/17 — Signed Alex Caruso to a two-way contract.
  • 7/13/17 — Signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $17,745,894 contract.

Waived Players: Tarik Black, David Nwaba (claimed by Chicago Bulls)

Traded Players: D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Luke Walton (hired before 2016/17 season on estimated five-year deal, $5-6 million per season)

Assistants: Brian Shaw (associate head coach), Jesse Mermuys, Mark Madsen, Brian Keefe, Casey Owens (assistant coach and advance professional scout), Jud Buechler (player development), Miles Simon (player development), Will Scott (video coordinator)

Trainer: Marco Nunez, Nina Hsieh (assistant athletic trainer), Jennifer Swanson (head physical therapist), Lorena Martin (director of sports performance), Gunnar Peterson (director of strength and endurance training)

Basketball Executives

  • Magic Johnson – president of basketball operations
  • Rob Pelinka — general manager
  • Jesse Buss — assistant general manager/director of scouting
  • Joey Buss — vice president of research and development
  • Ryan West — director of player personnel

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder to Boston Celtic (Steve Nash, Brandon Knight, Jayson Tatum), may go to Philadelphia 76ers if first or sixth and beyond.
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Orlando Magic (Dwight Howard), may go to Brooklyn Nets (Jeff Weltman, DeMarre Carroll).
  • 2018 — Owed second-rounder from Denver Nuggets (Randy Foye, Kirk Hinrich, Jose Calderon).
  • 2019 — Owed second-rounder from Chicago Bulls (Jose Calderon).
  • 2019 — Owe second-rounder to Cleveland Cavaliers (Roy Hibbert, Rakeem Christmas), may go to Portland Trail Blazers (Anderson Varejao).

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (15 percent)

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

G-League Affiliate: South Bay Lakers (Nick Mazzella general manager, Coby Karl coach)

Two-Way Contracts: Alex Caruso


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 change quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 7/21/17)