After the team parted ways with Yi Jianlian (and his chair), the Lakers’ roster stood at 16 players. That move set up a battle for the last roster spot, with 2015 second-round pick Anthony Brown being the last cut.
Brown averaged 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in his rookie campaign with the Lakers. While he was a consistent defender, Brown struggled to live up to the ‘3’ part of his ‘3 & D’ reputation. The Lakers might miss the ‘KD Stopper’ now that Durant is in the Pacific Division.
Lakers don’t plan to make any more cuts. So roster will stand at 15, including Metta World Peace & Thomas Robinson.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 24, 2016
The Lakers have trimmed down to 15 players, all of which look like they will be on the roster on Opening Night. That includes Thomas Robinson and Metta World Peace, who the Lakers were looking to retain in a coaching role if there was no room on the roster.
Barring another unexpected move, the current makeup of the roster is what the Lakers will roll with to start the year.