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Los Angeles Lakers Salary Archive – 2020/21

Name 2020-21
LeBron James $39,219,566
Anthony Davis $32,742,000
Dennis Schroder $16,000,000
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $12,073,020
Montrezl Harrell $9,258,000
Luol Deng (stretched) $5,000,000
Wesley Matthews $3,623,000
Kyle Kuzma $3,562,178
Alex Caruso $2,750,000
Marc Gasol $2,564,753
Alfonzo McKinnie $1,762,796
Markieff Morris $1,620,564
Jared Dudley $1,620,564
Talen Horton-Tucker $1,517,981
Quinn Cook (waived) $1,000,000
Quinn Cook (waived) $797,183
Jordan Bell (waived) $580,062
Andre Drummond $554,988
Ben McLemore $455,090
Damian Jones (expired 10-day) $110,998
Damian Jones (expired 10-day) $110,998
Devontae Cacok (two-way)
Kostas Antetokounmpo (two-way)
Total $136,923,741

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

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, two two-ways

Depth Chart

PG: Dennis Schroder, Talen Horton-Tucker
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Ben McLemore
SF: Kyle Kuzma, Wesley Matthews, Alfonzo McKinnie, LeBron James (injured)
PF: Markieff Morris, Devontae Cacok (two-way), Anthony Davis (injured), Jared Dudley (injured)
C: Andre Drummond, Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, 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 Harris)
  • Bi-Annual Exception — $0 (Wesley Matthews)

* Exact date TBD

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

Traded Players: Danny Green, JaVale McGee

Expired 10-Day Contracts: Damian Jones (two)

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. Once a player reaches 50 games played, his salary will jump to the minimum for his years of service.

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 Detroit Pistons (Svi Mykhailiuk, Christian Wood, KJ Martin, Delon Wright).
  • 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

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.
  • 2/26/21 — Signed Damian Jones to a $118,893 10-day contract.
  • 3/7/21 — Damian Jones’ 10-day contract expired.
  • 3/11/21 — Signed Damian Jones to a second $118,893 10-day contract.
  • 3/21/21 — Damian Jones’ 10-day contract expired.
  • 3/28/21 — Signed Andre Drummond for the rest of the season to a $794,536 minimum contract.
  • 4/6/21 — Signed Ben McLemore for the rest of the season to a $610,596 minimum contract.

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)

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

Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*

  • None

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

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 5/28/21)

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