Between July 10 and 16, the Lakers have a window to use their one-time amnesty.
The question will be World Peace and the $7.7 million he's owed, which would come off the Lakers' salary cap and luxury tax computation.
The veteran forward would still get paid but the team's payroll could drop to about $77 million (assuming the franchise uses its $3.2-million, taxpayer mid-level exception).
Amnesty on World Peace would make the Lakers' tax bill dip to only $8.3 million for a total payroll with tax of $85.3 million ($93 million including World Peace's share).
By not using the one-time amnesty, the Lakers are looking at approximately $112 million (including tax).
Is World Peace worth the $19-million difference?
Even if the team can't find a suitable replacement, that number has to be tempting to the Lakers during the amnesty window.
Barring a trade, the franchise is unlikely to get their total salary low enough to gain use of the larger $5.2-million mid-level exception.