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Lakers ROSTER

21-22 • 7th in WESTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Frank Vogel
VENUE: Crypto.com Arena - 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
CAPACITY: 18,997
NAMEPOSAGESALARYHTWTCOLLEGE
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#3
Anthony Davis
C28$35,361,3606' 10"253 lbsKENTUCKY
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#15
Austin Reaves
SG23$925,2586' 5"206 lbsWICHITA STATE
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#20
Avery Bradley
SG31$2,641,6916' 3"180 lbsTEXAS
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#7
Carmelo Anthony
PF37$2,641,6916' 7"238 lbsSYRACUSE
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#10
DeAndre Jordan
C33$7,875,5336' 11"265 lbsTEXAS A&M
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#39
Dwight Howard
C36$2,641,6916' 10"265 lbsN/A
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#25
Kendrick Nunn
PG26$5,000,0006' 2"190 lbsILLINOIS
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#9
Kent Bazemore
SF32$2,401,5376' 4"195 lbsOLD DOMINION
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#6
LeBron James
SF37$41,180,5446' 9"250 lbsN/A
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#11
Malik Monk
SG23$1,789,2566' 3"200 lbsKENTUCKY
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#40
Mason Jones
SG23N/A6' 4"200 lbsCONNORS STATE COLLEGE
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#0
Russell Westbrook
PG33$44,211,1466' 3"200 lbsUCLA
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#45
Sekou Doumbouya
PF21$3,613,6806' 8"230 lbsN/A
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#14
Stanley Johnson
PF25$120,0836' 6"242 lbsARIZONA
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#5
Talen Horton-Tucker
SG21$9,500,0006' 4"234 lbsIOWA STATE
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#1
Trevor Ariza
SF36$2,641,6916' 8"215 lbsUCLA
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#8
Wayne Ellington
SG34$2,641,6916' 4"207 lbsUNC
TOTAL Lakers SALARY: $165,186,852
Lakers SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Lakers Roster Status

The Los Angeles Lakers come into the new season with a huge target on their back. Such is the price you pay for being defending champs.

The Lakers' front office has been in this situation many times in the past, and they know what it takes to go back-to-back. As such, they made several improvements to their squad, making them arguably an even more formidable side than in 2020 when they won it all.

For starters, L.A. lost a number of key guys during the offseason. Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo, and Dwight Howard all left Hollywood as free agents. JaVale McGee and Danny Green, on the other hand, were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers, respectively.

The Purple & Gold, however, added a slew of fresh faces and able replacements. The departures of Howard and McGee left a huge void in the frontcourt, which they addressed by the acquisition of reigning Sixth Man of the Year winner Montrezl Harrell and former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol, who both signed as free agents. L.A. also brought in veteran wing Wesley Matthews via free agency.

The Lakers traded for Dennis Schroder from the Oklahoma City Thunder, who slides into coach Frank Vogel's starting five alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Gasol.

Harrell will lead the charge for the second unit, and he is joined by Kyle Kuzma, Matthews, Alex Caruso, Markieff Morris, and second-year stud Talen Horton-Tucker.

On paper, the Lakers have one of, if not the most talented squad in the entire league, as they remain favorites to go all the way and win an NBA record 18th championship in franchise history.

los angeles lakers Team Analysis

Who Did The Lakers Recently Sign?

The Lakers did not waste any time in the 2020 offseason, quickly bringing in a number of big names via free agency. Montrezl Harrell, Dennis Schroder, and Wesley Matthews were some of the new names that will be coming in for L.A. next season. However, their most recent transaction came in the form of former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol.

Gasol plied his trade with the Toronto Raptors last season, averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists, while also connecting on 1.3 triples per game on a 38.5-percent clip. At 35, the Spaniard is no spring chicken, and he is no longer the dominant All-Star big man he once was. Nevertheless, for $5.3 million for two years, it's hard to deny that signing Gasol is an absolute bargain for the Lakers.

Who Did The Lakers Most Recently Trade For?

L.A.'s most recent trade transaction came in the form of JaVale McGee being sent over to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In exchange for McGee and a 2026 second-round pick, the Cavs sent Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie to L.A. A couple of days later, the Lakers decided to waive the services of Bell. The deal was primarily made by the Lakers to clear cap space to sign Marc Gasol.

Last season, McGee averaged 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks as the Lakers' starting center. He is set to earn $4.2 million for the 2020-21 season.

What Is The Best Lakers Roster Of All-Time?

It's a tough call given the long and title-filled legacy of the Lakers, so there are not too many "wrong" answers. On seven occasions the Lakers won 60 or more regular-season games and captured the NBA championship, including most recently in 2008-09.

Let's go with the 1986-87 Lakers, who won 65 games in the regular season and only lost three times in the playoffs (twice in the Finals against the heralded Boston Celtics). Those Lakers won their fourth of five titles in the 1980's. The roster included Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and James Worthy along with Defensive Player of the Year Michael Cooper and key contributors Byron Scott and AC Green.

Again, it's a tough call and another great choice would be the 2000-01 Lakers—led by Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant—who only lost one game (Game 1 of the 2001 Finals) in the postseason in pursuit of their second of three consecutive titles.

What Is The Lakers' Salary Cap?

With the projected NBA salary cap estimated at $109,140,000, per Spotrac, the Lakers' total cap allocations in 2020-21 add up to $134,394,483—well over the cap.

The Lakers surpassed the luxury tax "threshold," set at just over $132.6 million; their luxury tax bill is $2,651,225.

The lion's share of the Lakers' salary cap is made up by James' annual average salary of around $39 million and Davis' $32.7 million. The only two other players making double-digit millions this season will be Dennis Schroder at $15,500,000 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at $12,073,020.

Top los angeles lakers Roster Questions

Who Did The Lakers Recently Sign?

The Lakers did not waste any time in the 2020 offseason, quickly bringing in a number of big names via free agency. Montrezl Harrell, Dennis Schroder, and Wesley Matthews were some of the new names that will be coming in for L.A. next season. However, their most recent transaction came in the form of former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol.

Gasol plied his trade with the Toronto Raptors last season, averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists, while also connecting on 1.3 triples per game on a 38.5-percent clip. At 35, the Spaniard is no spring chicken, and he is no longer the dominant All-Star big man he once was. Nevertheless, for $5.3 million for two years, it's hard to deny that signing Gasol is an absolute bargain for the Lakers.

Who Did The Lakers Most Recently Trade For?

L.A.'s most recent trade transaction came in the form of JaVale McGee being sent over to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In exchange for McGee and a 2026 second-round pick, the Cavs sent Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie to L.A. A couple of days later, the Lakers decided to waive the services of Bell. The deal was primarily made by the Lakers to clear cap space to sign Marc Gasol.

Last season, McGee averaged 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks as the Lakers' starting center. He is set to earn $4.2 million for the 2020-21 season.

What Is The Best Lakers Roster Of All-Time?

It's a tough call given the long and title-filled legacy of the Lakers, so there are not too many "wrong" answers. On seven occasions the Lakers won 60 or more regular-season games and captured the NBA championship, including most recently in 2008-09.

Let's go with the 1986-87 Lakers, who won 65 games in the regular season and only lost three times in the playoffs (twice in the Finals against the heralded Boston Celtics). Those Lakers won their fourth of five titles in the 1980's. The roster included Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and James Worthy along with Defensive Player of the Year Michael Cooper and key contributors Byron Scott and AC Green.

Again, it's a tough call and another great choice would be the 2000-01 Lakers—led by Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant—who only lost one game (Game 1 of the 2001 Finals) in the postseason in pursuit of their second of three consecutive titles.

What Is The Lakers' Salary Cap?

With the projected NBA salary cap estimated at $109,140,000, per Spotrac, the Lakers' total cap allocations in 2020-21 add up to $134,394,483—well over the cap.

The Lakers surpassed the luxury tax "threshold," set at just over $132.6 million; their luxury tax bill is $2,651,225.

The lion's share of the Lakers' salary cap is made up by James' annual average salary of around $39 million and Davis' $32.7 million. The only two other players making double-digit millions this season will be Dennis Schroder at $15,500,000 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at $12,073,020.