In most cases, free agents signed during the off-season cannot be traded until Dec. 15.
This applies to
Technically the Lakers can now trade any player on the team, although
Obviously the Lakers have no intention of dealing Bryant. Most players on the roster should be considered safe.
Bryant also has a 15% trade kicker -- or salary bonus -- as do
Bryant's $30.5-million salary is high enough that his trade kicker is meaningless. He wouldn't get a bump in pay if dealt, which borders on zero chance.
Gasol's math is trickier, given he makes $19.3 million, slightly more than the league maximum of $19.2 million. If traded, Gasol would receive a trade bonus of $664,150, or about 3.4%, instead of the full 15%.