The Los Angeles Lakers have made a seismic overhaul to their roster over the 2019 NBA offseason, and will now take a title contender built around LeBron James and Anthony Davis into training camp.
The Lakers can bring 20 players to their training camp, and we already know the bulk of who will be on the actual roster from those 20. Unlike past years in which the Lakers were rebuilding and had real roster spots up for grabs, this team only has one guaranteed contract of their maximum of 15 left to offer, and they plan to leave it open as of right now.
Long story short, we basically know who is here to stay and who is G League bound. Players who are on fully guaranteed contracts are unlikely to be cut, for example, while players on Exhibit 10 contracts are likely just camp invites that the Lakers are earmarking for their G League team. Two-way contracts don’t count against the maximum of 15 guaranteed deals during the season, but they do count towards the 20-player training camp maximum.
We will keep updating this, but as of right now, the training camp roster for the Lakers includes (with roster spot status in parentheses):
- LeBron James (Fully guaranteed)
- Anthony Davis (Fully guaranteed)
- Kyle Kuzma (Fully guaranteed)
- DeMarcus Cousins (Fully guaranteed)
- Danny Green (Fully guaranteed)
- Alex Caruso (Fully guaranteed)
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Fully guaranteed)
- Rajon Rondo (Fully guaranteed)
- JaVale McGee (Fully guaranteed)
- Avery Bradley (Fully guaranteed)
- Quinn Cook (Fully guaranteed)
- Troy Daniels (Fully guaranteed)
- Jared Dudley (Fully guaranteed)
- Talen Horton-Tucker (Fully guaranteed)
- Zach Norvell Jr. (Two-way contract)
- Kostas Antetokounmpo (Two-way contract)
- Dwight Howard (Summer Contract)
- Devontae Cacok (Exhibit 10 contract, meaning he can be converted into a two-way player or waived, but with a bonus for going to the South Bay Lakers and staying at least 60 days)
- Jordan Caroline (Exhibit 10)
- Demetrius Jackson (Likely an Exhibit 10)
Bookmark this page, because we’ll update it with the latest additions or changes when they happen as the offseason continues.
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