The Lakers fleshed out their roster for the 2014-15 season over the last week, notably with the acquisition of veteran forward Carlos Boozer.
The Chicago Bulls let Boozer go via their one-time amnesty provision, clearing his money from their salary cap while still on the hook for his actual $16.8-million salary.
The Lakers will not be permitted to trade Boozer; his contract expires at the end of June.
The Lakers' roster is suddenly loaded in the front court, with six power forwards and/or centers with rookie Julius Randle, Robert Sacre, Boozer, Kelly, Davis and Jordan Hill, who previously agreed to return but has yet to sign his contract.
A casualty of the salary cap, Kendall Marshall, was waived by the team in order to find the room to pay Nick Young's contract. The Lakers had interest in bringing him back as a free agent, but the Milwaukee Bucks claimed the young point guard off waivers.
While he's not going to replace Marshall in the back court, Randle showed impressive ball-handling skills with the Lakers' summer league squad in Las Vegas.
Finally, New York Knicks President Phil Jackson joined Lakers executive/owner Jeanie Buss to tip their caps to the career of New York Yankee Derek Jeter.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times