Lakers News And Rumors Recap: The New CBA And How It Affects The Team
How The New Collective Bargaining Agreement Could Impact The Lakers
Steven Freeman-NBAE

The NBA and the NBA Players Association reached a tentative new collective bargaining agreement earlier this week. While the agreement is great as the threat of a lockout is now settled, some new rules could drastically effect the Lakers moving forward.

First off, the veteran minimum, mid-level exception, bi-annual exception, rookie-scale contracts will all be increased by 45%. This could impact the Lakers as they try to clear space for a max contract this offseason. However, players like Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, and Lou Williams are now on bargain contracts.

— Get 15% off everything in the Lakers Nation Store right now by using the promo code ‘Lakers’ —

The NBA also introduced new two-way contracts, that allow teams to assign players back and forth from their D-League affiliates without taking up a roster spot. This type of contract could have been useful for the Lakers as they really liked Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste but saw him leave to play overseas after he didn’t make the team’s 15-man roster.

The new CBA is clearly targeted at stopping super teams like the Warriors from forming. However, there are now more incentives for players to re-sign with the teams they currently play with. Something that could help the Lakers grow as Randle, Russell and Ingram move off their rookie contracts.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers Guard Jordan Clarkson Failed To Take Advantage Of Big Opportunity

Lakers, NBA Mourn Death Of Longtime Turner Sports Reporter Craig Sager

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Lou Williams Has Been Team’s MVP So Far

Lakers News: Metta World Peace’s ‘Ultimate Goal’ Is Coaching On The NBA Level

How The New Collective Bargaining Agreement Could Impact The Lakers

Lakers Nation Podcast: What Is Happening To The Lakers?

Gordon Hayward ‘Quietly’ Reached Out To And Worked Out With Kobe Bryant

NBA News: League, NBAPA Agree To New Seven-Year CBA

Lakers News

Lakers aim to be mentally tough as they try to end eight-game skid – LA Times

Here’s why Luke Walton ripped ‘mentally weak’ Lakers after eighth straight loss – CBS Sports

Lakers: Where D’Angelo Russell Rank in the 2015 Draft Class? – Fox Sports

Young admits coach Walton ‘raised his voice’ to push team – ESPN

Lakers mourn longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager – OC Register

NBA News

The NBA Will Never Forget Craig Sager – Sports Illustrated

NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated

A deeper look inside the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement – Washington Post

Draymond Green believes lower-tier NBA players deserve more – Fox Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Looking For Frontcourt Help – Fox Sports

‘NBA on TNT’ shares beautiful Craig Sager tribute – USA Today

Sources: Warriors’ Stephen Curry stands to benefit in new CBA – ESPN

You May Also Like

Kobe Bryant Takes To Twitter With One More Response To Mark Cuban

A few days ago, Mark Cuban suggested that, due to the new…

Pat Riley Calls Shaquille O’Neal The Heat’s Biggest Acquisition

The Los Angeles Lakers, led by head coach Phil Jackson and superstars Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, won three straight NBA titles from 2000-02, forming one of the most dominant dynasties in NBA history…

Lakers News: Caron Butler Calls Kobe Bryant ‘Greatest Player Of Our Generation,’ Recalls First-Hand Experience To Work Ethic

Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in both NBA history and the illustrious record books of the Los Angeles…

Trail Blazers Tried ‘Mind Games’ On Kobe Bryant In 2000 Western Conference Finals

It is hard to believe but it has been 20 years since the Los Angeles Lakers won their 12th NBA championship in…