According to ESPN, Bells and McKinneys contracts for next season are both $1.8 million, but both are non guaranteed. In order to meet League regulations, the Lakers must guarantee part of the contract amount.
It is understood that the Lakers will guarantee Bells contract of $580, 000, and then lay him off, using extended terms to absorb his salary for three seasons.
At the same time, the Lakers will stay with McKinney and make his salary fully guaranteed.
Power forward McKinney was the drop off pick in 2017. In the past three seasons, he has played in the Raptors, warriors and Cavaliers. Last season, he averaged 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
The reason why the Lakers left the power forward is not only that the Lakers need to supplement the final lineup in the front court, but also that McKinney is young, with good physical fitness and good defense, especially good at defending the outside line.
So far, there are 11 players in the Laker team, including shaggy brow Davis, who is sure to renew his contract, and has 12 players. The team to defend the championship next season has been fully established.