Playing Keep or Cut with Each of Los Angeles Lakers’ Free Agents

With the Los Angeles Lakers finally looking in good shape to rebuild their proud organization, this summer's free-agency period will be a key stepping stone to getting back on top.

Mitch Kupchak and Co. have to be smart with their money, even with the NBA's salary cap set to spike. That process begins with an internal examination of L.A.'s own impending free agents.

Four of the six players under scrutiny were on the team for just last year, and the other two can only claim one additional season of tenure. As such, there are no long-forged loyalties at play. Decisions can be made purely on individual merit and value.

But why wait until free agency begins? Let's get started right now, playing "Keep or Cut" with the Lakers' free agents.

Begin Slideshow


About the Author