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If Kobe Bryant retired, Lakers would have significant cap space
If Kobe Bryant retired, Lakers would have significant cap space

Kobe Bryant is under contract next season with the Lakers for $25 million. With his aging body making the daily grind of the NBA a challenge, would Bryant be willing to give up that much money and forgo his final year with the Lakers? The All-Star guard, now in his 19th season, recently told The Times that retirement has "crossed my mind." Moving forward, the Lakers are assuming that Bryant will finish out his contract, but if he did call it quits this summer, before the July free agency period, the team would gain a significant amount of spending power. The NBA's salary cap projects to jump to roughly $67 million for the 2015-16 season, up from this year's $63.1...

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