[Introduction] After the Lakers lost to the Suns at home, team coach D’Antoni had a private meeting with general manager Kupchak.
The effective date of the NBA’s non-guaranteed contract is gradually approaching, and the Lakers’ executives have also begun to consider whether they should lay off people, or whether they can seek a deal.
Lakers 5-game losing streak
On December 30, , the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Philadelphia 76ers at home. The Lakers suffered a 5-game losing streak.
According to local media reports in Los Angeles, the Lakers currently have a roster of 15 players, which is also the maximum number stipulated by the league.
The league stipulates that January 8, 2014 is the effective date of all non-guaranteed contracts, so the Lakers must make choices about the players in the team without guaranteed contracts. So far, Xavier Henry, Sean Williams
None of the four players on the contract, including Ryan Kelly and Kendall Marshall, have guaranteed contracts, which means that in the coming week, their fortunes will be decided.
From the current point of view, Henry is the safest player. His current annual salary is 916,000 US dollars. Today he accidentally sprained his ankle in the game against the 76ers. He was the main rotation of the team before, and he is
It’s not that he will perform very well, so he is very important to the current Lakers.
Since Gasol and Kaman were injured one after another, coach D’Antoni has frequently used Kelly recently. His annual salary is 490,000 US dollars. Perhaps for expediency, Kelly will also stay in the team.
The most unstable of the Lakers right now is Marshall. He is just a firefighter recruited because the Lakers are seriously short of No. 1 position. Moreover, under such circumstances, D’Antoni is not particularly willing to use him, but chooses to use Henry to organize.
But now Henry is also injured, so he can still get a certain chance.
D’Antoni also said: “We need him in the future.”
If the Lakers want to keep all 15 players, their total salary this season will reach 91.4 million US dollars, which includes 12 million luxury taxes.
According to sources, coach D’Antoni will meet with Lakers general manager Kupchak alone in the near future. There is no need to guess and know that this secret meeting must be related to the team’s future layoffs or transactions.