On October 16, Beijing time, Danny Leroux, a salary expert at The Athletic, analyzed the Lakers lineup. He believes that the Lakers' salary space is limited, and many players have jumped out of the contract to increase their salaries. For the Lakers, it is too difficult to retain the entire winning lineup. They must develop a plan B and pay attention to the corresponding spare tires.
北京时间10月16日，The Athletic的薪酬专家Danny Leroux分析了湖人的阵容。他认为湖人的薪水空间是有限的，许多球员已经跳出合同来增加薪水。对于湖人队来说，保留整个获亚愽体育网页版胜阵容太困难了。他们必须制定计划B，并注意相应的备用轮胎。
Warcraft and Da Mo Lisbon only signed a basic salary contract for the season. If Pelinka wants to keep them, he can only use all or part of the 6 million middle class exception. Even so, the salary increase is very limited. As for Pop, Rondo, and McGee who may be out of the contract, they can sign with bird power, but this does not apply to Warcraft and Morris.
Therefore, from a salary perspective, some players may not stay, the Lakers must be prepared to lose them. If Pelinka decides to use the middle class clause, then Danny Leroux thinks they can pay attention to some free agents as an alternative.
On the guard line, Rondo has already planned to break out of his contract. Perkins predicts that some teams are willing to offer him an annual salary of 7-8 million. That is difficult for the Lakers to provide. If Rondo leaves, the Lakers need to find a pick-and-roll. A guard who shoots consistently, this guard has to be suitable for playing with James. Danny Leroux mentioned three names: DJ Augustine, Raul Neto and Shabaz Napier.
在警戒线上，Rondo已经计划中断合同。珀金斯预测，有些球队愿意为他提供7-8百万的年薪。湖人很难做到这一点。如果隆多离开，湖人需要找到一个挡拆。一个后卫不断射门的后卫，必须适合与詹姆斯一起比赛。 Danny Leroux提到了三个名字：DJ Augustine，Raul Neto和Shabaz Napier。
Augustine played for the Magic this season, averaging 10.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. Neto played for the 76ers this season, averaging 5.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Napier is a guard that James once admired. He has played for the Timberwolves and Wizards this season, averaging 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists. Their estimated salary is not high, and in line with the basic needs of the Lakers.
Danny Leroux specifically mentioned the possibility of Cousins' return. Because he maintains a good relationship with the Lakers management, and the Lakers will also award him a championship ring in the new season. If Cousins re-signs with the Lakers, it will not. It's surprising.