Los Angeles Lakers Team Salary


2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Currently over the cap.

Projected Cap Space for 2017-18 ($101 million cap): Up to $22.9 million.


  • Room Exception: $4,328,000

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Bird: Nick Young ($10,343,444)
  • Early Bird: Metta World Peace ($1,471,382)
  • Non-Bird: David Nwaba (TO, $1,512,611), Thomas Robinson ($1,471,382)
  • Limited Bird: Tyler Ennis ($2,666,707)

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • Tarik Black $6,655,325

2017 Draft Picks: 2nd ($6,286,560 cap hold), 28th (from Houston Rockets)

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Chinemelu Elonu (2009-59th), Brad Newley (2007-54th)

Roster Count: Nine guaranteed, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart

PG: Jordan Clarkson
SG: D’Angelo Russell
SF: Brandon Ingram, Corey Brewer, Luol Deng
PF: Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr.
C: Ivica Zubac, Tarik Black, Timofey Mozgov

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


  • 6/22/17 — NBA Draft.
  • 6/24/17 — Team option on David Nwaba.
  • 7/1/17-7/5/17 — NBA moratorium.
  • 7/4/17 — Tarik Black’s $6,655,325 guarantees for 2017-18.
  • 10/31/17 — Team options on D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr.
  • 10/31/17 — Extension deadline on Julius Randle.
  • 6/29/18 — Qualifying offer deadlines on Julius Randle and David Nwaba.
  • 6/30/18 — Ivica Zubac’s $1.2 million guarantees for 2018-19.
  • 10/31/18 — Team option on Brandon Ingram.
  • 10/31/18 — Extension deadlines for D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Ivica Zubac, D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr.
  • 10/31/19 — Team option on Brandon Ingram.
  • 6/29/19 — Qualifying offer deadline for Brandon Ingram.

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.

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

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), Theo Robertson (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 Philadelphia 76ers (Steve Nash, Brandon Knight).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Orlando Magic (Dwight Howard), may go to Toronto Raptors (Jeff Weltman).
  • 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 ($3.5 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.5 million max): $0

Trade Kickers

  • Tarik Black — 10 percent

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

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


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 6/21/17)