Feb 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman (9) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Lakers' players worried about one-year deals


The Los Angeles Lakers entered the season wanting to lock up future Hall-of-Fame guard Kobe Bryant, which they have done, and weather the storm after Dwight Howard signed with the Houston Rockets.

In order to get through this season, the Lakers signed several lesser players to one-year deals and have several expiring contracts.

According to center Chris Kaman,who has been frustrated throughout his stay in Los Angeles, that worries a lot of players, which Kaman believes could explain why they are playing so poorly.

“You have a lot of guys on one-year deals,” Kaman told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles. “There’s a lot of guys who are worried about that. It’s definitely on the back of everybody’s mind. And if it’s not, they’re not telling the truth. It’s hard.”

Kaman, Jordan Hill, Jodie Meeks, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry and Wesley Johnson will all expire.

The massive contract of Pau Gasol will also be up.

Plus, the Lakers will have to decide on a qualifying offer for Ryan Kelly and have an unguaranteed year for Kendall Marshall in 2014.

Obviously, the Lakers will have a lot of decisions to make in the offseason.

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Tags: Chris Kaman Jodie Meeks Jordan Farmar Jordan Hill Kendall Marshall Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol Ryan Kelly Xavier Henry

  • AntRodrigues

    My job can end every year due to contracts so I don’t know what the difference is besides they are playing a game and getting a ton of money to play. Chances are they are also going to be picked up by other teams.