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Lakers Could Spend Nearly $200M On Payroll, Tax In 13-14

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The Los Angeles Lakers could spent nearly $200 million on player payroll and associated luxury taxes during the 13-14 season. The Lakers already have $79.6 million committed to eight players for the 13-14 season. Assuming they re-sign Howard next summer to a maximum contract that calls for him to make $20.5 million in the first year, they will then exceed a payroll of over $100 million.