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Los Angeles Lakers Current Roster 2006-2007

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No big changes...

 

The Kobe Bryant-Phil Jackson reunion in 2005-06 worked out well, and after a good season ending and a decent performance in the 2006 Playoffs the Lakers didn't make big changes to the roster for the 2006-07 NBA Season. The addition of Vlade Radmanovic and the departure of Devean George were the biggest news. A couple of free agents and some minor trades were completed the movements.

Below you can read about all the changes made.

On this page:
They arrived...
They stay...
They left...
Draft picks...
Complete Roster...

They arrived:

Vlade RadmanovicVladimir Radmanovic
- Forward Vlade Radmanovic arrived as free agent from the Clippers. He was a key player for the Lakers neighbors late in the 2006 season and in the Playoffs but rejected a five-year, $31-million offer from the Clippers, who intended to use their full mid-level exception on him, and accepted the exact same package from the Lakers who promised him a starting role, more playing time and maybe a championship. Radmanovic is a big man that doesn't take too much advantage of his size (6-10) but is a specialist on stretching defenses with his 38.1% shooting from three-point range. He has career averages of 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds and will replace Luke Walton on the starting line up.

To make it clear they wanted him on their roster the Lakers made a conference-call that included Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Vlade Divac, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Phil Jackson.

Update: 7/12: The Lakers signed Radmanovic to a 5-year, $31.7 million contract.

Others:

Maurice Evans

He is a defensive 27-year-old guard who will make $3 million over the next 2 years. Trying to dump salary to re-sign Rasheed Wallace, the Pistons traded him to L.A. for the Lakers second-round pick of the Draft.

Shammond Williams Free agent 6-1 guard who has played with six NBA teams and most recently played in Spain. He is 31 and will receive the Lakers' biannual exception, a one-year contract for $1.75 million. With NBA career averages of 6.1 points and 2.5 assists the Lakers hope Williams can defend small guards as Steve Nash and Allen Iverson.

Coaching Staff: Jim Cleamons
Cleamons re-joined the Lakers. He was part of Jackson's staff in the Lakers three-peat and won another 3 championships with Jackson in Chicago. The Lakers wanted to re-hire him last summer, but he was under contract with the Hornets.

Rumors...
The Lakers don't expect other big movements on their roster for the 2006-2007 season and with Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Antony signing extensions to their contracts, the Lakers plans for the future may have to wait a little longer or aim to other direction. James and Wade could opt out in 2010 and Antony in 2011... Rumors archive.

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They stay:

Andrew Bynum
The Lakers picked up the option on his contract, ensuring he would be with the team through the 2006-07 season with a pay of $2.2 million. The team still can exercise another one-year option on him next year to have him on the roster through 2008-09.

Sasha Vujacic
The Lakers also exercised the option on Sasha's contract. He will stay and will make will make "only" $1.8 million for the 2005-07 season.

Brian Cook
He signed a two-year contract extension with a player option for a 3rd. season. In 2005-06, his fourth season, Cook averaged career-highs of 7.9 points and 3.4 rebounds.

They left:

Devean George
As a free agent, he agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million contract with Dallas. George played 7 seasons with the Lakers and was the last player left, other than Bryant, from the Lakers' Three-peat.

Others:

Jim Jackson Free agent, has no room in the Lakers roster. Injuries allowed him to play just 13 games last season with an average of 7.1 minutes and 1.7 points.

Von Wafer

He was the 2nd -round pick last year, averaged 1.3 points in 17 games last season.

Devin Green He was the last player waived.

Lakers Draft Picks:

Jordan Farmar

First round 26th pick: Jordan Farmar
The lakers used their first round selection to take UCLA sophomore Jordan Farmar. He is a 6-2 point guard who led UCLA to the Championship game averaging 13.5 points and 5.1 assists. Although Jordan is a consistent player and a solid defender and his biggest strengths are his ball-handling and passing skills, he's not expected to play much this season because it is well know that Jackson tends to favor experienced players and likes to use tall players to handle the ball. Update: 7/5: The Lakers signed Jordan Farmar to a 4-year rookie contract worth $4.9 million.

2nd round 51th pick: Cheick Samb
He was sent to Detroit in exchange for Maurice Evans (see They arrived...)

2nd round 58th pick: J.R. Pinnock (from Dallas)
He was selected by the Mavericks and then traded to the Lakers for Miami's second-round pick next season. Pinnock is a shooting guard from George Washington. He led the Colonials in scoring and steals last season and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference first team. Update: 10/27 - he averaged 1.8 points in six exhibition games and was waived before the start of the season.

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This is the 2006/2007 Los Angeles Lakers roster

GUARDS:
NO. PLAYER POS HT WT YRS DOB more
18 Sasha Vujacic PG 6-7 193 2 3/8/84 buy jersey
24 Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 220 10 8/23/78 buy jersey
2 Aaron McKie PG 6-5 210 12 10/2/72 buy jersey
5 Jordan Farmar PG 6-2 180 R 11/30/86 buy jersey
1 William "Smush" Parker G 6-4 180 3 6/1/81 buy jersey
6 Maurice Evans G 6-5 220 3 11/08/78 buy jersey
3 Shammond Williams G 6-1 201 6 4/5/75 buy jersey
FORWARDS:
NO. PLAYER POS HT WT YRS DOB more
4 Luke Walton SF 6-8 235 3 3/28/80 buy jersey
10 Vladimir Radmanovic SF 6-10 234 5 11/19/80 buy jersey
7 Lamar Odom SF 6-10 232 7 11/6/79 buy jersey
43 Brian Cook PF 6-9 234 3 12/4/80 buy jersey
21 Ronny Turiaf PF 6-10 249 1 1/12/83 buy jersey
CENTERS:
NO. PLAYER POS HT WT YRS DOB more
54 Kwame Brown PF/C 6-11 243 5 3/10/82 buy jersey
31 Chris Mihm C 7-0 265 6 7/16/79 buy jersey
17 Andrew Bynum C 7-0 285 1 10/27/87 buy jersey

PG: point guard, SG: shooting guard, SF: small forward, PF: power forward, C: center

Head Coach: Phil Jackson
Assistant Coaches:
(they are allowed to be on the bench)

 
Frank Hamblen
Kurt Rambis
Brian Shaw
Jim Cleamons
Special Assistant Coaches:
 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Craig Hodges
Consultant: Tex Winter
Athletic Trainer: Gary Vitti

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