Wanted to amend something I had in a column last week. I misunderstood the contract situations of Josh Powell and DJ Mbenga for next year, but the inimitable salary-cap guru Larry Coon thankfully set me straight, and the Lakers PR staff confirmed it for me, so we can correct it for the record.
The Lakers have a team option on Mbenga and Powell for next season, each for $959,111. However both players’ salaries are unguaranteed if waived by June 30 (Mbenga) or July 1 (Powell). They can be free agents if the Lakers choose to waive them.