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Lakers' roster will look a lot different next season

Lakers' roster will look a lot different next season

Now that Kobe Bryant has retired, what will the Lakers' roster look like without him?

The quick answer: Get ready for a lot of new faces.

Of the Lakers' 15 players, only six are under contract beyond this season. Most of them are very young: D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr., Anthony Brown and veterans Nick Young and Lou Williams.

Thanks primarily to the expiring contracts of Bryant ($25 million) and Roy Hibbert ($15.6 million), the Lakers project to have about $55 million to spend on free agents. That number will increase if veteran Brandon Bass declines a $3.1-million player option, as expected.

Young still has...

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