The Best and Worst Contracts On The Los Angeles Lakers

March 18th, 2010 by Chad Ridgeway Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA's most valuable franchise, both in terms of profitability and popularity.

Not only do they reside in the bright lights of Hollywood with the most star-studded roster in the league, but they also have the rings to back it up. The Lakers are not only one of the most successful franchises in all of sports, they are one of the most iconic.

Such prosperity can be grown only through the acumen of an owner like Dr. Jerry Buss and the various general managers he's employed. They built two dynasties this past decade, something possible only through a series of outstanding trades, signings, and draft picks.

However, not all contracts are created equal.

Let's take a look at the best and worst contracts on the Lakers' roster, from worst to best.


13) Luke Walton: $21.8 million over four years

Originally a prize coming out of the second round of the draft, Walton is now the bane of the Lakers' salary cap. He averaged 11 points in 2007 as a starter (alongside Smush Parker and Kwame Brown), which was enough to convince management to blow its entire midlevel ...

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