Lakers’ training camp roster by jersey numbers

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The Lakers will officially get back to work when they open training camp on Monday with the team’s annual media day.

Coach Byron Scott and the team will make their preseason debut on Oct. 6 in San Diego (Valley View Casino Center) against the Denver Nuggets.

The franchise has 19 players under contract, with 13 fully guaranteed. The regular season maximum is 15 -- leaving six players fighting for two potential roster spots.

No. 0 -- Nick Young -- fully guaranteed -- pencil in the high scoring “Swaggy P” as the Lakers’ sixth man.


No. 1 -- Keith Appling -- non-guaranteed camp invite -- a rookie point guard hoping to make an impression.

No. 2 -- Wayne Ellington -- non-guaranteed -- a potential Jodie Meeks replacement (shooter).

No. 3 -- Jeremy Tyler -- non-guaranteed camp invite -- the young power forward/center needs a very strong camp to make the team.

No. 4 -- Ryan Kelly -- fully guaranteed -- the second-year power forward re-signed with the team after a strong rookie season.

No. 5 -- Carlos Boozer -- fully guaranteed -- new to Lakers, the 12-year veteran is projected to start at power forward.

No. 6 -- Jordan Clarkson -- fully guaranteed -- the 46th overall pick impressed with the Lakers summer league squad in Las Vegas.

No. 7 -- Xavier Henry -- fully guaranteed -- the reserve guard may start slow, while recovering from knee surgery.

No. 9 -- Ronnie Price -- non-guaranteed -- a veteran combination guard, providing depth in case 40-year-old Steve Nash is limited.


No. 10 -- Steve Nash -- fully guaranteed -- the 19-year veteran has struggled with knee, back and hamstring issues for his two seasons with the Lakers.

No. 11 -- Wesley Johnson -- fully guaranteed -- the athletic defender may start at small forward, but needs to find consistency.

No. 14 -- Roscoe Smith -- non-guaranteed camp invite -- the rookie small forward was a contributor on the Lakers summer league squad.

No. 15 -- Jabari Brown -- non-guaranteed camp invite -- a high-scoring shooting guard at Missouri, where he played with fellow rookie Clarkson.


No. 17 -- Jeremy Lin -- fully guaranteed -- acquired from the Houston Rockets in trade, Lin could start at point guard, or back up Nash.

No. 21 -- Ed Davis -- fully guaranteed -- the athletic power forward, formerly with the Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors, may be asked to play some center.

No. 24 -- Kobe Bryant -- fully guaranteed -- can the veteran All-Star return to form after an injury-plagued season (knee, Achilles)?

No. 27 -- Jordan Hill -- fully guaranteed -- the 6-foot-10 Hill projects to start at center this season.


No. 30 -- Julius Randle -- fully guaranteed -- the product of the Lakers’ 27-55 season was touted Kentucky power forward with the seventh overall pick.

No. 50 -- Robert Sacre -- fully guaranteed -- third-year center Sacre listed as the team’s only 7-footer.

Note: Ellington and Price are non-guaranteed, but either (or both) can lock in more than $300,000 in salary if they stick with the team through the start of the regular season, lasting until at least Nov. 15.

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