Not every player on the Los Angeles Lakers is guaranteed to stay all season.
This offseason has been a whirlwind for the Los Angeles Lakers. While the team did not get a superstar this summer like they did last summer, Rob Pelinka still managed to improve the team by leaps and bounds, making them the contender that improved the most over this short span.
The Lakers have some fresh faces to get excited about. Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell and Marc Gasol are all new Lakers. Schroder and Harrell are particularly exciting, as they are going to create the best bench tandem in the league.
The team managed to get better at every position and deeper as well. Schroder is an improvement from Rondo, Matthews is a lateral move from Green and Harrell and Gasol represent an improvement near the rim.
While the roster is looking great right now it has to perform off the paper. Chances are it will, but there is also a fairly good chance that a new need will arise throughout the season, as will new potential targets either via trade or on the buyout market.
We saw it last year. Troy Daniels and DeMarcus Cousins started the season on the roster (although Boogie was hurt) and did not finish the year on the roster. That fate still exists for certain players on this roster, even if it does look like a near-perfect construction.
Let’s get into those that are not guaranteed a full season on the Los Angeles Lakers.