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.