Los Angeles Lakers Salary Archive – 2013/14

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Name 2013-14
Kobe Bryant $30,453,805
Pau Gasol $19,285,850
Steve Nash $9,300,500
Jordan Hill $3,500,000
Chris Kaman $3,183,000
Jodie Meeks $1,550,000
Chris Duhon (waived) $1,500,000
MarShon Brooks $1,210,080
Nick Young $1,106,942
Xavier Henry $884,293
Jordan Farmar $884,293
Wesley Johnson $884,293
Robert Sacre $788,873
Kent Bazemore $788,872
Kendall Marshall $547,570
Ryan Kelly $490,180
Shawne Williams (waived) $475,334
Elias Harris (waived) $100,000
Manny Harris (waived) $52,017
Shawne Williams (waived) $52,017
Manny Harris (waived) $52,017
Total $77,089,936

Quick: Tax team (~$8.1 million)

2014 NBA Draft: 7th; 36th to Milwaukee

2014/15 Projected Space ($63.2 million cap estimate): Up to $29.0 million


  • Trade Exception (Steve Blake, expiring 2/19/15) — $2,789,920

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed

Depth Chart*:

PG: Steve Nash, Kendall Marshall, Jordan Farmar
SG: Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks, Kent Bazemore, MarShon Brooks
SF: Wesley Johnson, Nick Young, Xavier Henry
PF: Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill
C: Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman, Robert Sacre

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

Head Coach: Open

Basketball Executives:

  • Jim Buss — Owner and Vice President of Player Personnel
  • Mitch Kupchak — General Manager
  • Glenn Carraro — Assistant General Manager

Pick Swaps

  • 2015 — Owe first-rounder (top-five protected, top-three protected through 2017, unprotected in 2018) to Phoenix Suns (Steve Nash).
  • 2015 — Owe second-rounder (top-40 protected) to Orlando Magic (Dwight Howard).
  • 2017 — Owe first-rounder (top-five protected through 2018, unprotected in 2019) to Orlando Magic (Dwight Howard).  If 2015 first-rounder not sent to Phoenix by 2017, pick to Orlando converts to 2017 and 2018 second-rounders.


  • 6/27/13 — Selected Ryan Kelly (48th) in the 2013 NBA Draft
  • 7/10/13 — Signed Robert Sacre to a three-year, $2.8 million contract (third season non/partially-guaranteed).
  • 7/10/13 — Signed Jordan Farmar to a one-year, minimum contract for $1.1 million (pending buyout from Turkish club).
  • 7/11/13 — Waived Metta World Peace via the amnesty provision.
  • 7/11/13 — Signed Nick Young to a two-year, minimum contract at $2.3 million (second season player option).
  • 7/12/13 — Signed Chris Kaman to a one-year, $3,183,000 contract.
  • 7/14/13 — Signed Elias Harris on two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.3 million minimum contract.
  • 7/15/13 — Signed Wesley Johnson to a one-year, $916k minimum contract.
  • 7/17/13 — Received clearance on buyout for Jordan Farmar.
  • 9/3/13 — Signed Shawne Williams to a one-year, partially-guaranteed $1.1 million minimum contract.
  • 9/5/13 — Signed Xavier Henry to a one-year, non-guaranteed $916k minimum contract.
  • 9/17/13 — Signed Marcus Landry to a one-year, non-guaranteed $789k minimum contract.
  • 9/20/13 — Signed Ryan Kelly to a one-year, non-guaranteed $490k minimum contract.
  • 9/25/13 — Signed Eric Boateng to a one-year, non-guaranteed $490k minimum contract.
  • 9/25/13 – Signed Darius Johnson-Odom to a one-year, non-guaranteed $789k minimum contract.
  • 9/27/13 — Signed Dan Gadzuric to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 11/25/13 — Signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year, 48.5 million extension.
  • 12/20/13 — Signed Kendall Marshall to a two-year, non-guaranteed $1.5 million minimum contract.
  • 1/16/14 — Signed Manny Harris to a 10-day contract.
  • 1/26/14 — Signed Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract.
  • 2/6/14 — Signed Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract.
  • 2/19/14 — Traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.

Waived Players: Metta World Peace, Dan Gadzuric, Eric Boateng, Darius Johnson-Odom, Marcus Landry, Elias Harris, Shawne Williams (twice), Manny Harris

Free Agents:*

  • Non-Bird: Andrew Goudelock

* The Lakers have rights on a long list of inactive players, none of which can be used in a sign and trade (Ron Harper, Shammond Williams, Karl Malone, Horace Grant, Jim Jackson, Ira Newble, Theo Ratliff, Mitch Richmond, John Salley, Brian Shaw and Joe Smith).  Players who were not in the league last season cannot be signed and traded.

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Ater Majok (2011-58th), Chinemelu Elonu (2009-59th), Sergei Lishouk (2004-49th)

Amnesty: Used on Metta World Peace — 2013/14 $7,727,280

Cash Paid ($3.2 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.2 million max): $0

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 6/28/14)

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