From HoopsWorld’s Eric Pincus:
If Bryant is no longer a Laker after his contract expires, the team is currently slated to have an empty roster the summer of 2014.
It’s difficult to look that far ahead but if a player like Blake Griffin decides not to extend past his rookie contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, assuming the new CBA is somewhat similar to the current deal, he would be an unrestricted free agent the year the Lakers might have a mountain of cap room.
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