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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.

Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, one non-guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart

PG: Dennis Schroder, Talen Horton-Tucker, Quinn Cook
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Wesley Matthews
SF: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Alfonzo McKinnie
PF: Anthony Davis, Markieff Morris, Jared Dudley, Devontae Cacok (two-way)
C: Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell, Kostas Antetokounmpo (two-way)

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

Exceptions

  • Trade Exception (JaVale McGee, expiring 8/8/21*) — $674,408
  • Mid-Level Exception — $0 (Montrezl Harrell)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $0 (Wesley Matthews)

* Exact date TBD

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • Quinn Cook $1,737,145 — 2/24/21

* Players and teams can agree to push back cut-down dates but no later than 2/24/21

Waived Players: Quinn Cook, Jordan Bell, Kevon Harris, Zavier Simpson, Tres Tinkle

Traded Players: Danny Green, JaVale McGee

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

Two-Way Contracts: Devontae Cacok, Kostas Antetokounmpo

Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $449,115 for the full 2020-21 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.

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: Jason Kidd, 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

  • 2021 — Owe a first-rounder (only conveys 1-7, unprotected in 2022) to the New Orleans Pelicans (Anthony Davis).
  • 2021 — Owe a second-rounder to the Sacramento Kings (Svi Mykhailiuk, Christian Wood, KJ Martin).
  • 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

  • 2/23/21 — Ten-day contracts can be signed.
  • 2/24/21 — Quinn Cook’s $1,737,145 guarantees for 2020-21.
  • 3/3/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Anthony Davis
  • 3/7/21 — All two-way contracts guarantee for 2020-21.
  • 3/18/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on LeBron James.
  • 3/25/21 — Trade deadline.
  • 7/31/21 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker.
  • 7/31/21 — Player option on Montrezl Harrell.
  • Note: 2021-22 timing will still need revision with 2020-21 running late.
  • 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.
  • 8/8/21 – JaVale McGee trade exception expires (exact date TBD).
  • 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 2/24/21.

Dennis Schroder’s incentives: $250,000 likely — plays in at least 65 games (pro-rated to 59.45), 50 percent of the team’s playoff games and the team advances to the NBA Finals. $250,000 likely — plays in at least 65 games (pro-rated to 59.45), 50 percent of the team’s playoff games and the team wins the title. $1 million unlikely — plays in at least 65 games (pro-rated to 59.45), the team plays in at least the first round of the playoffs and is named an All-Star.Β  $500,000 unlikely — plays in at least 65 games (pro-rated to 59.45), the team plays in at least the first round of the playoffs and is named to the first or second All-Defensive team.

Transactions

  • 11/16/20 — Anthony Davis opted out of his contract.
  • 11/18/20 — Drafted Jaden McDaniels (2020-28th).
  • 11/19/20 — Waived Quinn Cook.
  • 11/19/20 — Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope opted out of the final years of their contracts.
  • 11/19/20 — JaVale McGee opted into the final year of his contract.
  • 11/19/20 — Traded Danny Green and the rights to Jaden McDaniels (2020-28th) to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Dennis Schroder.
  • 11/19/20 — Declined to make a qualifying offer to Kostas Antetokounmpo.
  • 11/22/20 — Re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a partially-guaranteed three-year $39,116,585 contract, $4.9 million guaranteed in the final season.
  • 11/22/20 — Signed Wesley Matthews to a $3,623,000 contract.
  • 11/22/20 — Signed Montrezl Harrell to a two-year $18,978,000 contract, player option on the final season.
  • 11/23/20 — Traded JaVale McGee and a 2026 second-rounder to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell.
  • 11/23/20 — Re-signed Markieff Morris to a $2,331,593 minimum contract.
  • 11/24/20 — Signed Marc Gasol to a two-year $5,257,744 minimum contract.
  • 11/25/20 — Waived Jordan Bell.
  • 11/26/20 — Re-signed Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
  • 12/1/20 — Re-signed Jared Dudley to a $2,564,753 minimum contract.
  • 12/3/20 — Re-signed LeBron James to a three-year $85,655,532 extension (two additional years). James opted out of his initial 2021-22 season.
  • 12/3/20 — Re-signed Anthony Davis to a five-year $189,903,6000 contract, early termination option before the final season.
  • 12/4/20 — Re-signed Quinn Cook to a non-guaranteed $1,737,145 minimum summer contract (Exhibit 9).
  • 12/11/20 — Signed Zavier Simpson to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/12/20 — Signed Kevon Harris to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/12/20 — Signed Tres Tinkle to a non-guaranteed $898,310 minimum summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
  • 12/13/20 — Waived Kevon Harris, Zavier Simpson and Tres Tinkle.
  • 12/20/20 — Re-signed Kyle Kuzma to a three-year $39 million extension, player option on the final season.

No-Trade: Markieff Morris (One-Year Bird), Jared Dudley (One-Year Bird)

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

Qualifying Offers

  • None

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • Non-Bird: Dion Waiters ($1,620,564)

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible

  • None

Arena: Staples Center

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(Updated on 2/14/21)

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