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Los Angeles Lakers Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap. Hard-capped by the Wesley Matthews contract via the bi-annual exception.

Salary Cap: $109,140,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000

Hard Cap: $138,928,000

Projection for 2021-22 ($112,414,000 cap): Over the cap.

NBA Draft: No. 22; No 52 to the Detroit Pistons (Svi Mykhailiuk, Christian Wood, KJ Martin, Delon Wright)

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Roster Count: Five guaranteed, one team option, one non-guaranteed

Depth Chart

PG: LeBron James
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Kyle Kuzma, Alfonzo McKinnie
PF: Anthony Davis
C: Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell (PO)

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (JaVale McGee, expiring 8/78/21) — $674,408
  • Projected Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $9,536,000

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Alfonzo McKinnie $1,910,860 — 1/7/22

* Teams and players can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.

Options

  • Montrezl Harrell $9,720,900 (player)

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Full Bird: Dennis Schroder ($24 million), Alex Caruso ($5,225,000)
  • Early Bird: Talen Horton-Tucker (RFA, $1,897,476), Kostas Antetokounmpo (two-way, RFA, $1,729,217), Markieff Morris ($1,669,178), Jared Dudley ($1,669,178), Devontae Cacok (two-way, RFA, $1,669,178)
  • Non-Bird: Montrezl Harrell ($11,109,600 on opt out), Wesley Matthews ($4,347,600), Andre Drummond ($1,669,178), Ben McLemore ($1,669,178), Dion Waiters*** ($1,669,178)

*** Cannot be included in a sign-and-trade

Qualifying Offers

  • Talen Horton Tucker $1,897,476
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo $1,729,217 ($84,414 guaranteed)
  • Devonte Cacok $1,669,178 ($84,414 guaranteed)

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • Collin Sexton

Rookie-Scale Options

  • None

Waived Players: None

Traded Players: None

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

Two-Way Contracts: None

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service. TBD for 2021-22.

Governor: Jeanie Buss

Basketball Executives

  • Rob Pelinka — vice president, basketball operations and general manager
  • Joey Buss — vice president, research & development
  • Jesse Buss — assistant general manager/director of scouting
  • Kurt Rambis — director of basketball affairs
  • Nick Mazzella — senior director of pro personnel
  • Philip Chang — senior manager of basketball analytics
  • Sam Usher — manager, basketball operations
  • Marshall Rader — manager, salary cap strategy
  • Irving Thomas — head scout
  • Bill Bertka — special assistant to the general manager/basketball consultant

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Frank Vogel

Assistants: Lionel Hollins, Phil Handy, Miles Simon, Mike Penberthy, Quinton Crawford, Dru Anthrop

Trainer: Judy Seto (director of sports performance), Nina Hsieh (head athletic trainer), Chattin Hill (head strength & conditioning coach)

Pick Swaps

  • 2022– Owe a first-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans (Anthony Davis).
  • 2022 — Owe a second-rounder to the Washington Wizards (Anthony Davis), may convey to the Chicago Bulls or Memphis Grizzlies.
  • 2023 — The New Orleans Pelicans can swap first-rounders (Anthony Davis).
  • 2024 — Owe a first-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans (Anthony Davis). The Pelicans can delay the pick until 2025.
  • 2026 — Owe a second-rounder to the Cleveland Cavaliers (JaVale McGee).

Cash Paid ($5,617,000 max): $0

Cash Received ($5,617,000 max): $0

Deadlines

  • 7/29/21 — NBA Draft.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker.
  • 7/31/21 — Player option on Montrezl Harrell.
  • 8/1/21 — Final Day of 2020-21 season.
  • 8/2/21 — Start of 2021-22 season and moratorium.
  • 8/2/21 — Kyle Kuzma’s poison pill expires.
  • 8/7/21 – JaVale McGee trade exception expires.
  • 8/6/21 — Final day of 2021-22 moratorium.
  • 1/7/22 — Alfonzo McKinnie’s $1,910,860 guarantees for 2021-22 if not waived by 5:00 PM Eastern.
  • 6/28/22 — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s $14,004,703 guarantees for 2022-23.
  • 1/7/23 — Alfonzo McKinnie’s $2,165,298 guarantees for 2022-23 if not waived by 5:00 PM Eastern.
  • 6/29/23 — Kyle Kuzma’s player option.
  • 6/29/24 — Anthony Davis early termination option.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.

Transactions

  • None

No-Trade: None

Trade Kickers

  • LeBron James — 15 percent
  • Anthony Davis — 15 percent

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Poison Pill

  • Kyle Kuzma $10,640,545 (expiring 8/2/21)

Expired 10-Day Contracts: None

Arena: Staples Center

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

(Updated on 7/2/21)

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