The Los Angeles Lakers have found ways to free up payroll obligations and end up with $ 32 million of available, enough to put another player into contract who would sign a contract of maximum value.
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Los Angeles sent Mo Wagner, Iaac Bonga, and Jemerrio Jones to the Wizards, as part of the deal that allowed them to get their hands on Anthony Davis, Pelicans as learned by ESPN.
This transaction gives the Lakers a substantial savings of $ 6 million.
In addition, Davis chose to refuse a $ 4 million transaction bonus that he could have received after being traded.
Adrian Wojnarowski of the ESPN network notes that the Lakers could also decide to divide this space under the payroll to sign several players, rather than one at a high price.
Recall that the Lakers finally managed to get their hands on Anthony Davis after several months of negotiations, in return for several young hopefuls of the team, including Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram.
Davis and LeBron James are expected to form one of the NBA’s most explosive duos for the upcoming season, but Rob Pelinka and the Lakers’ management want to dream even bigger.
Currently, the Lakers only have three contract players: Davis, James and the young Kyle Kuzma.