Lakers 2014 NBA Free Agent Watch – Continuously Updated

(Photo: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles went right to work on trying to fill out their roster that currently stands at 4 players with guaranteed deals for next season. We rank the free agents that seem to be highest on the priority list for the Lakers and their current status based on reputable reports. 

1. Carmelo Anthony – Unrestricted – Status: Re-signing with the New York Knicks. 

Projected 1st year salary: 17-20 million

2. Kyle Lowry – Unrestricted – Status: Committed to Toronto

Projected 1st year salary: 8-12 million

3. Luol Deng – Unrestricted – Status: Signed with Miami Heat

Projected 1st year salary: 8-12 million

4. Eric Bledsoe – Restricted – Status: no update on status

Projected 1st year salary: 10-14 (max) million

5. Isaiah Thomas – Restricted – Status: Sign and trade to Phoenix

Projected 1st year salary: 5-9 million

6. Lance Stevenson – Unrestricted – Status: Signed with Charlotte Hornets

Projected 1st year salary: 8-10 million

7. Trevor Ariza – Unrestricted – Status: Sign and trade to the Houston Rockets

Projected 1st year salary: 8-10 million

8. Pau Gasol – Unrestricted – Status: Signed with Chicago Bulls

Projected 1st year salary: 6-10 million

9. Chris Bosh – Unrestricted – Status: Agreed to return to Miami Heat

Projected 1st year salary: 17-19 million

10. Chandler Parsons – Restricted – Status: Signed offer sheet with Mavs; Rockets decided not to match offer. 

Projected 1st year salary: 6-10 million

11. Nick Young – Unrestricted – Status: Re-signed with Lakers for 4 years

Projected 1st year salary: 3-6 million

12. Jodie Meeks-Unrestricted-Status:Committed to Detroit Pistons

Projected 1st year salary: 2-5 million

13. Jordan Hill – Unrestricted – Status: Re-signed with Lakers for 2 years. 

Projected 1st year salary: 2-5 million

14. Kent Bazemore – Unrestricted – Status: Agreed to terms with the Atlanta Hawks

Projected 1st year salary: 1-3 million

15. Xavier Henry – Unrestricted – Status: Re-signed with Lakers

Projected 1st year salary: 1-3 million

16. Caron Butler – Unrestricted – Status: Signed with Detroit Pistons

Projected 1st year salary: 1-3 million

https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/488506680716832768

Writer & NBA fan who’s been hooked since the days of Magic v Bird. Love basketball debates without it ending in a knife fight. My BBall nickname: “Todo El Dia” (All Day.) Hit me up on Twitter @fullcourtfern or Instagram: @raining3sdotcom