Lakers: Who should stay and who should go?

Lakers: Who should stay and who should go?


Lakers: Who should stay and who should go?

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Roy Hibbert / Unrestricted free agent

The game seems to have evolved past him real quick. A dominant defensive presence a few years back, Hibbert often looks out of place in today’s fast-paced NBA. He averaged a career-low 5.9 ppg in L.A. this season.

Louis Williams / 2016-17 salary: $7,000,000

Talented scorer with not so good shooting percentages. At just $7 million, he has a reasonable salary that might make him a keeper in Los Angeles… or a valuable trade chip.

Nick Young / 2016-17 salary: $5,443,918

Swaggy P was never known for his shot selection, but it’s gotten real bad now. He made just 33.9 percent of his attempts this season. The Lakers have been trying to trade him and looks like a goner – especially after the incident with D’Angelo Russell.

D’Angelo Russell / 2016-17 salary: $5,332,800

Russell’s rookie year has been a bumpy ride with plenty of high and lows on and off the court. For all his mistakes, there’s very little chance the Lakers give up on their highest pick in a long time.

Julius Randle / 2016-17 salary: $3,267,120

Has shown flashes of brilliance, but like many of his young teammates has displayed very little consistency. Should continue to learn as a Laker.

Brandon Bass / Unrestricted free agent

Solid big man who plays within his limits and takes high-percentage shots. May not have the appetite to stay in a rebuilding situation surrounded by young kids.

Ryan Kelly / Unrestricted free agent

Very limited playing time for a very bad team doesn’t bode well for his future in L.A. or the NBA.

Metta World Peace / Unrestricted free agent

His signing was a head-scratcher in the first place. Has done nothing on the court to warrant another contract with the Lakers.

Larry Nance Jr / 2016-17 salary: 1,207,680

The super athletic forward has been a positive surprise in La La Land. Needs to develop his perimeter game in the future.

Robert Sacre / Unrestricted free agent

Against all odds, the likeable and hard-working Sacre has stuck around with the Lakers for four years. Will there be a fifth?

Tarik Black / Restricted free agent

Did well during his time with the D-Fenders of the D-League, but didn’t get much burn with the Lakers.

Jordan Clarkson / Restricted free agent

His 2015-16 performance left you wanting more, but he’s pretty much a mortal lock to re-sign with the Lakers in free agency. One of the best young prospects on the team.

Anthony Brown / 2016-17 salary: $874,636

Missed the last few weeks of the season due to injury. Even Nick Young shot better percentages than him.

Marcelo Huertas / Restricted free agent

The flashy Brazilian guard is a more than decent backup point guard on the offensive side of the ball. His defensive struggles made for a few Vines his first year in the NBA.

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