How Much Each Laker is Paid and Why It Matters

Training camp opens in less than one week for the 2010-2011 NBA Season. The back-to-back defending champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, will make a push for their second three-peat during the Kobe/Phil/Fish era.

As a potential lockout looms after the upcoming season, the Lakers have the highest payroll in the NBA at close to $95 million owed in player salaries, not to mention another $30 million or so which will be owed due to surpassing the luxury tax threshold. Let’s take a look at the salaries for each player on the Lakers, and how that may affect their play this upcoming season.

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