The Lakers only have two players under guaranteed contracts for next season in Steve Nash and Robert Sacre and just a little more than $10 million in total salary committed. That means there’s a wealth of possibilities in terms of how the team could decide to fill out its roster for 2014 and beyond and questions will loom large next summer about how L.A. will handle its two biggest stars. Kobe Bryant is going to be a Laker for as long as he wishes to play; the only question will be at what cost. Considering he’s eligible to make in excess of $30 million Bryant will likely re-sign for far less if he’s serious about his goal of trying to win one more title before he hangs ‘em up. Pau Gasol however might not see things the same way.
Pau Gasol, on whether he’d take a significant pay cut to re-sign with Lakers: ‘Probably not’
Pro Basketball Talk | Oct 11