For Lakers, now is the time to shine

With team emphasizing cap flexibility, players must focus on this one season

Updated: October 1, 2013, 6:13 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- As ugly as the Lakers' luxury tax and salary cap excesses have been the past two seasons, their balance sheet heading into the 2014-15 season is clean enough to make an accountant blush.

Of the 19 players in training camp, only Steve Nash, Robert Sacre and Nick Young are under contract past this season, and if the Lakers really wanted to they could slice that down even further by waiving Nash and stretching out the final $9.7 million on his deal over their cap for ...

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