Russell, a 19-year-old guard from Ohio State, was selected with the second overall pick in June. His contract is likely to total $23 million, starting at $5.1 million for the upcoming season.
Nance, son of former
Only the first two years of Russell's and Nance's contracts are guaranteed. The Lakers have options on their third and fourth seasons, after which they're eligible to become restricted free agents.
On Thursday, the Lakers signed former Stanford star Anthony
The team also signed veteran guard
The Lakers now have 14 players under contract, one below the regular-season maximum of 15; the franchise is likely to bring 17 to 20 players to training camp in October.
The contracts of
The Lakers now have roughly $71.1 million in salaries, $1.1 million over the