Kobe Bryant is out with a torn Achilles. Dwight Howard left for Houston. Metta World Peace could be amnestied at any minute. It’s safe to say that the Los Angeles Lakers are going through some turmoil right now.
For the first time in a long time, the Lakers have fallen out of the NBA’s spotlight. They are an old team with a coach that hasn’t really won anything and an egotistical owner.
So the question is, what’s next for the Lakers?
As far as their roster goes, the Lakers money is tied up right now. Los Angeles had to pay $29 million dollars in luxury tax, which was by far the most of any team.
On the bright side, the Lakers only have one player under contract this upcoming season (Steve Nash), and will have a ton of money to use in the 2014 free agency class that is loaded with superstars (LeBron, Carmelo, Paul George, and more).
If the Lakers amnesty MWP, it would actually save them close to $20 million dollars, $7.7 million from his salary and close to $13 million in luxury tax....