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Los Angeles Lakers 21/22: roster, new signings, cuts and trades

As they prepare for the new campaign the Lakers saw a lot of movement in the off season including some massive names.

As the Los Angeles Lakers get ready for the 2021 NBA regular season we take a look at the cuts, trades, transactions and of course their final roster.

The Lakers saw a lot of roster movement this year. Let's take a look at who came in and who went out.

A look at the roster of the Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers had perhaps one of the most productive off seasons of any team in the NBA, as they they essentially armed themselves to the teeth. With some major new signings the Lakers will have to feel confident that they can be title contenders as they head into the 2021 NBA Regular season. Here we take a look at their roster in detail as we go through who got signed and who got cut. At present the Lakers final roster looks like this:

Number Name Position
7  Carmelo Anthony  PF
1  Trevor Ariza  SF
9   Kent Bazemore  SF
20 Avery Bradley  PG
3   Anthony Davis  PF
45 Sekou Doumbouya SF
2   Wayne Ellington  SG
5   Talen Horton-Tucker SG
39 Dwight Howard  C
30 Jay Huff  C
6   LeBron James  SF
10 DeAndre Jordan  C
11 Malik Monk  SG
12 Kendrick Nunn  SG
5   Austin Reaves  SG
4   Rajon Rondo  PG
0   Russell Westbrook  PG

It is important to note, however, that amongst that final squad, there are some notable new faces as they prepare to start their campaign.

Who are the Los Angeles Lakers' new signings?

While there have been a few new additions to the team, the most notable signings are of course Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo and Russell Westbrook. Much has been made of the trio's arrival as they join Lebron James and Anthony Davis in a star studded lineup. For a full list of the transactions made by the Los Angeles Lakers during the off season you can click here

Who did the Lakers cut?

As the Lakers prepare for the 2021 NBA regular season there were of course some players who were let go as competition is fierce. Cam Oliver, Chaundee Brown, Trevelin Queen, and Joel Ayayi have all been cut. They join Mac McClung and Frank Mason III, both of whom were released earlier in the preseason. In the case of Oliver, Queen, and Brown they will more than likely find themselves playing for the Lakers G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.


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