The Lakers have a strong roster for the 2021-22 NBA Season. The Lakers have put together a team which has all stars galore. Although there have been comments about the age of the roster, it would be expected that the Lakers would be a dominant force in the West and there could be a deep playoffs run.
Lakers Roster Age
The acquisitions that the Lakers have made in the off-season have led to some criticism about the age of their roster. The average age of the Lakers roster is 29.4 years old, this means that the Lakers have the oldest roster age in the NBA. The average Roster wage in the Pacific Divison is 27.06 years old which means the Lakers roster is 2.34 years old than the average for their division.
The average age of the rosters in the western conference is 25.60 years which means that the Lakers Roster Age is 3.74 years older than the average of the rosters in the Western Conference. The NBA as a whole has an average roster age of 25.40 years, this means that the Lakers Roster is 4 years older than the average roster age of the NBA.
Lakers Rosters Birthdays
The Lakers have two players who have the same birthday, these players are Carmelo Anthony and Austin Reaves who have their birthdays on 29 May. February and December are the months with the most birthdays for the Lakers Roster.
Lakers Roster Images
Lakers Roster by Position
The Lakers have eleven guards on their roster for the 2021-22 NBA Season. There are four players who can play forward for the Lakers and one player who can play center. There are three players who can play more than one position these players are Kent Bazemore, Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard.
Lakers Roster Jersey Numbers
One of the most notable jersey number changes for the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2021-22 NBA Season, is LeBron James changing his jersey number from 23 to 6.
|Lakers Player||Jersey Number|
Lakers Roster Changes
There has been a lot of changes to the Lakers roster for the 2021-22 NBA Season. The Lakers traded a number of players who had a bright future, Alex Caruso for instance, and brought in experiences such as Russell Westbrook and Dwight Howard. It has been noted that the changes to the Laker roster, mean that the Lakers have the oldest roster in the league.
|Additions to Roster||Departures to Roster|
|Russell Westbrook||Kyle Kuzma|
|Wayne Ellington||Montrezl Harrell|
|Kendrick Nunn||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope|
|Kent Bazemore||Marc Gasol|
|Trevor Ariza||Alex Caruso|
|Malik Monk||Dennis Schroder|
|Rajon Rondo||Markieff Morris|
|Carmelo Anthony||Andre Drummond|
Lakers Roster Weight
The average weight of the Lakers roster is 219.20lbs, this is 3.75lb heavier than the Pacific Division average of 215.45lb. The Western Conference is the lightest of the two conferences, weighing 215.80lbs which is 3.40lbs lighter than the Lakers Roster. The average weight of an NBA roster is 216.12lbs, this means that the Lakers Roster is 3.08lbs heavier than the average roster in the NBA.
The lightest players on the Lakers Roster are Rajon Rondo and Joel Ayayi who weigh 180lbs. The heaviest players on the Lakers Roster DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard who weigh 265lbs.
|Rajon Rondo||180 lbs|
|Joel Ayayi||180 lbs|
|Mac McClung||185 lbs|
|Kendrick Nunn||190 lbs|
|Trevelin Queen||190 lbs|
|Kent Bazemore||195 lbs|
|Austin Reaves||197 lbs|
|Russell Westbrook||200 lbs|
|Malik Monk||200 lbs|
|Wayne Ellington||207 lbs|
|Trevor Ariza||215 lbs|
|Chaundee Brown||215 lbs|
|Cameron Oliver||225 lbs|
|Talen Horton-Tucker||234 lbs|
|Carmelo Anthony||238 lbs|
|LeBron James||250 lbs|
|Anthony Davis||253 lbs|
|DeAndre Jordan||265 lbs|
|Dwight Howard||265 lbs|
Lakers Roster Height
The smallest player on the Lakers Roster in the 2021-22 NBA Season is Rajon Rondo. The tallest player on the Lakers Roster is DeAndre Jordan standing at 6-11. The average height of the Lakers Roster is 6 Feet and 4 inches.
Lakers Roster Contracts
The Los Angeles Lakers have a Salary Cap of $112,414 for the 2021-22 NBA Season. The contracts for the 2021-22 NBA Season equals $165,112,635 which is 46% over the salary cap. This season is the last season that the Lakers will be paying Luol Deng, who will receive $4,990,000 (3% of the salary cap). Luol Deng hasn’t played the Lakers since the 2017-18 season.
|Lakers Player||Percentage of Salary Cap Used|
11 of the Sixteen Lakers players are on minimum contracts. Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis take up two thirds of the total salary bill..
Lakers Roster Rookies
The Lakers have five rookies on their roster for the 2021-22 NBA Season. The rookies are Austin Reaves, Joel Ayayi, Trevelin Queen, Mac McClung and Chaundee Brown.
Lakers Roster Coach
The coaching staff of the La Lakers Roster for the 2021-22 NBA season is as follows:
|Coaching Position||Lakers Coach|
|Head Coach||Frank Vogel|
|Assistant Coach||Mike Penberthy|
|Assistant Coach||Phil Handy|
|Assistant Coach||Quinton Crawford|
|Assistant Coach||Miles Simon|