Los Angeles Lakers Salary Archive – 2017/18

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Name 2017-18
Brook Lopez $22,642,350
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $17,745,894
Luol Deng $17,190,000
Channing Frye $7,420,912
Corey Brewer (waived) $6,879,366
Lonzo Ball $6,286,560
Isaiah Thomas $6,261,395
Brandon Ingram $5,519,400
Julius Randle $4,149,242
Tyler Ennis $1,524,305
Kyle Kuzma $1,423,560
Josh Hart $1,394,520
Ivica Zubac $1,312,611
Andrew Bogut (waived) $1,105,123
Thomas Bryant $815,615
Travis Wear $148,318
Derrick Williams (expired 10-day) $83,129
Travis Wear (expired 10-day) $74,159
Travis Wear (expired 10-day) $74,159
Vander Blue (waived) $50,000
V.J. Beachem (waived) $50,000
Briante Weber (waived) $50,000
Nigel Hayes (expired 10-day) $46,080
Andre Ingram $13,824
Alex Caruso (two-way)
Gary Payton II (two-way)
Total $99,701,094

2017-18 Team-By-Team Salary Summary

Quick: Spent over the cap.

Salary Cap: $99,093,000

Luxury Tax Threshold: $119,266,000


  • Trade Exception (Larry Nance Jr., expiring 2/8/19) — $1,471,382
  • Room Exception: $4,328,000

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart

PG: Lonzo Ball, Isaiah Thomas, Alex Caruso (two-way), Tyler Ennis, Gary Payton II (two-way)
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Andre Ingram, Josh Hart (injured)
SF: Kyle Kuzma, Luol Deng, Brandon Ingram (injured)
PF: Julius Randle, Travis Wear
C: Brook Lopez, Ivica Zubac, Channing Frye, Thomas Bryant

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

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

Two-Way Contracts: Alex Caruso (one year), Gary Payton II (one year)

Two-Way Daily Rate in NBA/G-League: $4,608/$528

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), Josh Wright (assistant strength and conditioning coach), Kristen Andrews (manager of nutrition and wellness), Adi Vase (assistant strengthening and conditioning coach)

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
  • Jordan Wilkes — director of player development
  • Jason Rosenfeld — director of basketball analytics

Pick Swaps

  • 2018 — Owed first-rounder (top-three protected, otherwise 2023 first-rounder top-10 protected, otherwise a 2023 second-rounder) from Cleveland Cavaliers (Jordan Clarkson).
  • 2018 — Owe first-rounder to Boston Celtics (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). Lower to Nets.
  • 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 (Roy Hibbert, Rakeem Christmas) to Portland Trail Blazers (Anderson Varejao) or Atlanta Hawks (Richard Jefferson). Lower to Atlanta.

Cash Paid ($5.1 million max): $0

Cash Received ($5.1 million max): $0


  • 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 one-year two-way contract.
  • 7/13/17 — Signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $17,745,894 contract.
  • 7/26/17 — Signed Tyler Ennis to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $3,180,397 contract.
  • 7/28/17 — Signed Thomas Bryant (2017-42nd) to a partially-guaranteed two-year, $2,193,857 contract.
  • 8/4/17 — Signed Vander Blue to a partially-guaranteed one-year, $1,471,382 contract.
  • 8/10/17 — Signed Stephen Zimmerman to a non-guaranteed one-year, $1,312,611 summer contract (exhibits nine and 10).
  • 8/14/17 — Signed V.J. Beachem to a partially-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 contract.
  • 8/14/17 — Signed Briante Weber to a partially-guaranteed one-year, $815,615 contract.
  • 9/19/17 — Andrew Bogut signed a partially-guaranteed one-year, $2,328,652 contract.
  • 10/6/17 — Signed Travis Wear to a non-guaranteed, one-year, $1,312,611 summer contract with exhibits nine and 10.
  • 10/19/17 — Signed Vander Blue to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • 10/24/17 — Picked up team options on Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr.
  • 1/15/18 — Signed Gary Payton II to a two-way contract.
  • 1/19/18 — Signed Nigel Hayes to a 10-day, $46,080 contract.
  • 1/28/18 — Nigel Hayes 10-day contract expired.
  • 2/8/18 — Traded Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a protected 2018 first-rounder.
  • 3/2/18 – Signed Travis Wear to a 10-day. $74,159 contract.
  • 3/9/18 — Signed Derrick Williams to a 10-day, $104,059 contract.
  • 3/13/18 – Signed Travis Wear to a 10-day. $74,159 contract.
  • 3/23/18 — Signed Travis Wear for the rest of the season at $148,318.
  • 4/19/18 — Signed Andre Ingram for the rest of the season at $13,824.

Waived Players: Tarik Black, David Nwaba (claimed by Chicago Bulls), Stephen Zimmerman, Briante Weber, V.J. Beachem, Briante Weber, Travis Wear, Andrew Bogut, Vander Blue (two-way), Corey Brewer

Traded Players: D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr.

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Nigel Hayes, Travis Wear (two), Derrick Williams

Unsigned Draft Picks

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

Free Agents (with Cap Holds)

  • None

Non-Guaranteed Salaries

  • None

Trade Kickers

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (15 percent)

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.

Arena: Staples Center


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(Updated on 5/8/18)

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