2010–11 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2010–11 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coach Phil Jackson
Owner(s) Jerry Buss
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in Conference Semifinals to Dallas (0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Home: FS West HD

Away: KCAL 9 HD

Radio 710 ESPN
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2010–11 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 65th season of the franchise, 63rd in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 51st in Los Angeles. Coming off back-to-back championships, the Lakers attempted their third "three-peat" in franchise history (1952–54) and (2000–02), but were swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Semifinals. The Lakers once again sold out all 41 home games for the season at Staples Center.

The Lakers clinched the Pacific Division for the 32nd time in franchise history. Despite winning the same amount of games as last season, they did not win the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, finishing the regular season four games behind the San Antonio Spurs. Lamar Odom became the first player in Lakers history to be named NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

Key dates[edit]

  • June 24 – The 2010 NBA Draft was held in New York City.
  • July 1 – The free agency period begun.
  • October 26 – The Lakers' regular season began with a home game versus the Houston Rockets. The previous year's players received their championship rings and the team raised their 16th championship banner into the Staples Center rafters.
  • February 20 – The 2011 NBA All-Star Game takes place in Los Angeles.
  • February 24 – NBA trade deadline.
  • March 20 – The Lakers clinched the Pacific Division title, clinching a playoff spot and at least the fourth seed in the playoffs.[1]
  • April 14 – The Lakers finished the regular season with a win against the Sacramento Kings, clinching the 2nd seed in the Western Conference playoffs in the process.
  • May 8 – The Lakers were swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the Playoffs, ending the hopes of a three-peat.

Offseason[edit]

Free agency[edit]

Entering the offseason, Derek Fisher, Adam Morrison, D. J. Mbenga and Josh Powell were all unrestricted free agents.[2] Jordan Farmar was a restricted free agent, but the Lakers didn't extend a qualifying offer to him, also making him an unrestricted free agent.[3] Shannon Brown exercised the player option on his contract and opted out of the remaining year of his contract that would have paid him $2.15 million.[2][3] Fisher was the Lakers' main priority to re-sign in the offseason, but there was disagreement over the amount of the contract's worth, with both sides arguing between 2.5 and 5 million dollars per season.[3] Fisher eventually agreed to a three-year contract worth $10.5 million with a player option on the final year.[4]

On July 2, the Lakers agreed to terms with Los Angeles Clippers free agent Steve Blake on a four-year contract worth $16 million using most of the team's mid-level exception.[5] The Lakers officially signed Blake to a four-year contract on July 8. On July 22, the Lakers signed free agent forward Matt Barnes to a two-year deal worth $3.6 million (with a player option on the second year) and center Theo Ratliff to a one-year deal worth $1.35 million.[6] On August 5, Shannon Brown's agent announced that the Lakers will resign Brown to a two-year deal worth $4.6 million.[7] Brown turned down more lucrative offers from the Knicks and Hornets and has a player option on his second year.[8]

Backup point guard Jordan Farmar left the Lakers, indicating his desire to be a starter and signed with the New Jersey Nets. Backup power forward Josh Powell left the team and signed with the Atlanta Hawks. D. J. Mbenga and Adam Morrison signed with the New Orleans Hornets and Washington Wizards, respectively. The Lakers also signed both of their second-round draft picks Devin Ebanks (on August 13) and Derrick Caracter (on August 14) to non-guaranteed salaries two-year deals.[9][10] Ebanks will earn the minimum rookie salary of $473,604. If he stays with the Lakers, his second year salary would be $736,420. Caracter agreed to a two-year, $1.1 million deal that probably will be partially guaranteed. Caracter will earn $473,604 this season if he makes the team. On April 13 the Lakers signed Trey Johnson due to injury .

Head coach Phil Jackson also agreed to a one-year deal after considering retiring. After Jackson's deal, the Lakers were able to quickly reach agreements with the rest of the coaching staff. Longtime assistants Brian Shaw, Frank Hamblen and Jim Cleamons are returning and special assistant Chuck Person has officially been added to the staff.[11]

In September, the Lakers signed Drew Naymick, Anthony Roberson, Trey Johnson, and Russell Hicks to the training camp squad, bringing their the total number of players to 18.[12] By the start of the season, the Lakers can have at the most 15 players. The Lakers eventually released all four players in October, bring their roster to 14 players.[13]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 43 Devin Ebanks SF  United States West Virginia
2 58 Derrick Caracter PF  United States UTEP

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SF 15 United States Artest, Ron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) St. John's
SF 9 United States Barnes, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 226 lb (103 kg) UCLA
PG 5 United States Blake, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Maryland
SG 12 United States Brown, Shannon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Michigan State
SG 24 United States Bryant, Kobe (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Lower Merion HS (PA)
C 17 United States Bynum, Andrew 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 285 lb (129 kg) SJHS (NJ)
PF 45 United States Caracter, Derrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Texas-El Paso
SF 3 United States Ebanks, Devin Injured (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) West Virginia
PG 2 United States Fisher, Derek (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Arkansas-Little Rock
F/C 16 Spain Gasol, Pau 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Spain
SG 10 United States Johnson, Trey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jackson State
PF 7 United States Odom, Lamar 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Rhode Island
C 50 United States Ratliff, Theo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Wyoming
F/C 1 United States Smith, Joe 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Maryland
SF 4 United States Walton, Luke 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • United States Gary Vitti (Southern Connecticut State)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Andrew Bynum Theo Ratliff
PF Pau Gasol Lamar Odom Joe Smith Derrick Caracter
SF Ron Artest Matt Barnes Luke Walton Devin Ebanks
SG Kobe Bryant Shannon Brown
PG Derek Fisher Steve Blake Trey Johnson

Season summary[edit]

Ron Artest and Derrick Caracter.

The Lakers started the season at home versus the Houston Rockets. Last year's players and staff received their 2010 NBA Championship rings and the Lakers raised their 16th championship banner in the Staples Center rafters. With Andrew Bynum missing the season opener, Pau Gasol moved from starting power forward to center and Lamar Odom moved from backup forward to starting power forward. The starting lineup to begin the season was:[14]

The Lakers started by winning their first four games while leading the NBA in scoring (113.8), 3-point shooting (46.8%) and offensive rebounds.[15] They would go on to win their first eight games before losing back to back games in November. During their first 14 games, notable performances have included Kobe Bryant recording a triple double in a November 3 win against the Sacramento Kings.[16] Matt Barnes and Pau Gasol became the only players besides Charles Barkley to record 20 points, five rebounds and five assists without missing on at least five shots from the field and the free throw line.[17] They accomplished this feat two days apart on November 19 and 21, respectively, winning both games.[17]

Several reasons have been given for the Lakers' early success including improved play by Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol and a better bench.[18][19] The Lakers also have a light schedule during the early part of the season, playing most games at home while only three of the first 14 teams they've played have had winning records.[19] This has also allowed Bryant to play a reduced role and stay fresher.[19] The Lakers managed to jump out to a 13–2 start before losing their final three games of November. The Lakers extended their losing streak to four before beating the Sacramento Kings 113–80 on December 3. The Lakers started a seven game December road trip by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 87–86 after Derek Fisher made the game winning layup as time expired. During the road trip they visited President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. for the second time in 2010.[20] Bynum played his first game of the season coming of the bench against the Washington Wizards on December 14 after missing the first 24 games of the season.[21] On December 15, the Lakers were involved in a three-way trade that sent Sasha Vujačić and a protected (No.1-No.18) 2011 first round draft pick to the New Jersey Nets in return for Joe Smith and the Nets' second round picks they acquired from the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, respectively.[22] The Lakers will also receive the draft rights to Sergei Lishouk from the Houston Rockets, as well as a trade exception.

The Lakers meeting with President Barack Obama following their 2010 NBA championship

The Lakers finished their road trip 6–1, before losing at home 98–79 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Their next game was on Christmas Day against the Miami Heat, a home game they lost by 16 points. In their next game they fell to the San Antonio Spurs losing 97–82 marking their third straight loss, with all three losses by 15 or more points. The next day the Lakers bounced back with a 103–88 road win against the New Orleans Hornets behind Lamar Odom's 24 points. On January 7 against the New Orleans Hornets, Matt Barnes tore the lateral meniscus on his right knee and is expected to be out for eight weeks.[23] On January 11, the Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers by 55 points, the third largest margin of victory in franchise history.[24] This was part of a seven-game winning streak that was snapped in a "road" game versus the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers final seven games before the All-Star Game were on the road while the Grammys were taking place at Staples Center. They started off winning their first four games before losing their final three.[25] In Boston on February 10, Bryant scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half as the Lakers rallied from an early 15-point deficit for a 92–86 win over the Celtics.[26] It was the Lakers first victory of the season against one of the league's top four teams, as they entered the game 0–5 in previous matchups and had been outscored by an average of 11 points.[27] The Lakers finished the trip with a 104–99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Lakers entererd the All-Star break on a three-game losing streak and the league's sixth best record.[28][29][30] The Cavaliers entered the game having lost 37 of its previous 39 games including an NBA record 26 consecutive losses and the earlier 112–57 loss to the Lakers.[29][31] Gasol recorded his first 30-point, 20-rebound game against the Cavaliers.[25] Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and the press had discussed trade possibilities, but the trade deadline passed on February 24 without any moves.[32][33][34] Both Bryant and Gasol were selected to play in the 2011 All-Star Game, with Bryant winning the All-Star MVP award.

After the All-Star break, the Lakers started 8–0 including a 16-point blowout against the top ranked San Antonio Spurs (51–12), whom they led by as many as 32 points in the third quarter. The win also ended the Spurs' franchise-record home winning streak at 22. Jackson conceded that San Antonio's 6½-game lead in the West may be too big to overcome with 18 games left.[35] On March 10, the Lakers ended their winning streak, losing to the Heat 94–88, while the Heat stopped their five-game losing streak.[36][37] Since the All-Star break, the Lakers rejuvenated themselves with tough defense and strong performances by Andrew Bynum.[38][39] On March 20, Bynum was suspended for two games for a flagrant foul against Michael Beasley.[39] On March 22, the Lakers defeated the Suns 139–137 in triple overtime. Bryant scored 42 points, and Odom had a season-high 29 points and 16 rebounds while playing over 55 minutes filling in for the suspended Bynum.[40] They followed that victory up with another win, 112–104 over the Los Angeles Clippers with the help of a 37-point performance from Bryant.

The Lakers improved their record to 17–1 since the All-Star break before losing five straight games, putting them out of reach from the best record in the Western Conference. The losing streak ended with a 102–93 home win over the Spurs, who sat out Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili. However, Bynum sustained a hyperextended right knee when he landed on DeJuan Blair's foot in the game. He missed the remaining games of the season with a bruised knee, but returned for the playoffs.[41] Blake was diagnosed with chickenpox and missed the rest of the season.[42] During the Spurs' game, Bryant used a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee’s call and was later fined $100,000 by the NBA.[43][44][45] The Lakers and Bryant later apologized for the use of the word[46] while Bryant appealed the fine.[47][48] The Lakers produced a public service announcement with Bryant and other Lakers denouncing Bryant's behavior.[49] In the last game of the regular season, the Lakers secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference of the 2011 playoffs with a 116–108 overtime win over the Kings in possibly their last game in Sacramento. The Lakers surrendered a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Bryant made a tying 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.[50]

Playoffs summary[edit]

Further information: 2011 NBA Playoffs

New Orleans Hornets[edit]

In the first round of the playoffs, the Lakers played the New Orleans Hornets, a team they beat four times in the regular season. The Lakers lost 109–100 in their opener in the playoffs to the Hornets, who were led by Chris Paul and his 33 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds. The Lakers had not lost a playoff opener at home in 15 years.[51] Bryant had 34 points on 13-for-26 shooting, while Gasol had eight points on two-of-nine shooting, six rebounds, zero offensive rebounds and poor defense on pick-and-roll plays.[52] "It’s up to me to get myself going, be more aggressive, get myself into rhythm," Gasol said. "He’s not naturally aggressive," Bryant said.[53] Bynum and Barnes played after injuries at the end of the regular season, while Blake remained out with the chicken pox.[52] The Lakers won Game 2, 87–78, led by Bynum's 17 points and 11 rebounds. Odom scored 16 points, and Artest added 15. Bryant had only 11 points, but insisted to Jackson that he guard Paul, who finished with 20 points and nine assists. Gasol had eight points and five rebounds, and shot just four-for-19 from the field in the first two games.[54][55] Blake returned in Game 2 and did not score but had five assists and three rebounds.[56] Bryant scored 30 points, Gasol added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Lakers won Game 3 in New Orleans, 100–86. Bryant again helped to defend Paul, who had 22 points, eight assists, and five turnovers.[57] The Lakers lost 93–88 in Game 4 as Paul had 27 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds and the smaller Hornets outrebounded the Lakers 39–32 and held a 20–4 advantage second-chance points. Bryant was scoreless in the first half, shooting 0–7, and he finished with 17 points on 5–18 shooting. Bryant sprained his left ankle with 1:32 remaining in the game, and used crutches to leave the arena.[58] Bryant, after refusing to get an MRI exam and X-rays, played in Game 5 and had two spectacular dunks in a 106–90 victory. The larger Laker front line helped the team regain control in rebounds with a 42–25 advantage over the Hornets, resulting in a 22–2 disparity in second-chance points. Bynum had 18 points and 10 rebounds.[59] The Lakers won the series 4–2 with a 98–80 win in Game 6. Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, and Bynum had 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Lakers again outrebounded New Orleans, 43–30, and held the advantage in second-chance points, 21–4. Paul had 10 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Hornets head coach Monty Williams said, "Kobe's Kobe, but I thought Bynum decided the series. He was that good."[60]

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

In the second round, the Lakers faced the Dallas Mavericks, who advanced past the Portland Trail Blazers, 4–2.[61] In Game 1 of the series, the Lakers lost a close match to the Mavericks 96–94 after blowing a 16-point lead at early in the 3rd quarter. Then in Game 2, the Lakers lost another game by a wider margin, 81–93. The Lakers also lost Ron Artest for the end of Game 2 and for Game 3 after he hit Dallas player J.J. Barea in the face in the closing moments of the game.[62] Following Game 2, Andrew Bynum told the press that the team was having "trust issues", a comment that sparked doubt of the Lakers' ability to win the series and the playoffs.[63] After losing both home games, the Lakers headed to Dallas hoping to patch up the 0–2 hole by snatching up a win or two and taking the series back home. But, things looked bleak as they entered the highly partisan atmosphere of the American Airlines Center at Dallas. The Lakers ended the first quarter of Game 3 down 2 points, but made a surge during the next two quarters to take a 6-point lead. However, the Mavericks dominated the fourth quarter and took 32 points in that quarter to seal the game in their favor, 92–98, leaving the Lakers in an 0–3 hole.[64] This intensified the doubts of the Lakers' attempt to make a three-peat, since no team in NBA history had ever climbed out of a 0–3 hole in the playoffs to win a series. The Lakers tried to make a last-ditch effort to win their final game in Dallas in Game 4, but were overwhelmed by Dallas in an 86–122 victory marked by a playoff record-tying 20 3-point field goals,[65] many by Jason Terry, the star of the game. The Mavericks' bench scored the same as the whole Lakers roster. Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum were also ejected from the game after flagrant fouls on Dirk Nowitzki and J.J. Barea, respectively.[66] What became the Lakers' last stand in the 2010–11 postseason was also marked by coach Phil Jackson's retirement. The Dallas Mavericks swept the Lakers with ease and moved on to the conference finals for the first time since 2006. The Lakers missed a chance for a record third three-peat and were swept for the seventh time in franchise history.[67]

Former Laker and ESPN analyst Magic Johnson was disgusted with the Lakers' performance in Game 4, and stated in the ESPN Game 4 halftime report that the first half was "the worst that I've ever seen the Lakers play in a game that they need ... like they're already on vacation."[68] During the series, it seemed as if the Lakers had uncharacteristic problems with closing out their games, something that they are usually famed for.[69] The Lakers were swept for the seventh time in franchise history, but this sweep by the Mavericks is only the second time that the Lakers have been swept with home-court advantage.[67] The Lakers lost by 30-plus points in a playoffs game for the fourth time in franchise history; the Mavericks won over the Lakers with the largest margin of victory in a game that clinched a sweep in the playoffs.[67]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 30–11 27–14 12–4
Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 17 23–18 17–24 9–7
Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 21 26–15 10–31 5–11
Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 25 23–18 9–32 7–9
Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 33 11–30 13–28 7–9
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744
2 x-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 4
3 y-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
4 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 6
5 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 13
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18
10 Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 21
11 Utah Jazz 39 43 .476 22
12 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 25
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 29
14 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 37
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 .207 44

Game log[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 game log Total: 57–25 (Home: 30–11; Road: 27–14)
2010–11 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ron Artest 82 82 29.4 .397 .356 .676 3.3 2.1 1.5 .4 8.5
Matt Barnes 53 0 19.2 .470 .318 .779 4.3 1.3 .7 .4 6.7
Steve Blake 79 0 20.0 .359 .378 .867 2.0 2.2 .5 .0 4.0
Shannon Brown 82 0 19.1 .425 .349 .911 1.9 1.2 .8 .2 8.7
Kobe Bryant 82 82 33.9 .451 .323 .828 5.1 4.7 1.2 .1 25.3
Andrew Bynum 54 47 27.8 .574 .000 .660 9.4 1.4 .4 2.0 11.3
Derrick Caracter 41 0 5.2 .485 .000 .739 1.0 .2 .1 .20 2.0
Devin Ebanks 20 0 5.9 .412 .400 .783 1.4 .1 .20 .25 3.1
Derek Fisher 82 82 28.0 .389 .396 .806 1.9 2.7 1.2 .1 6.8
Pau Gasol 82 82 37.0 .529 .333 .823 10.2 3.3 .6 1.6 18.8
Lamar Odom 82 35 32.2 .530 .382 .675 8.7 3.0 0.6 .7 14.4
Theo Ratliff 10 0 7.0 .167 .000 .000 1.3 .3 .2 .5 .2
Joe Smith 12 0 3.7 .167 .000 1.000 1.5 .3 0 .3 0.5
Luke Walton 54 0 9.0 .328 .235 .700 1.2 1.1 .2 .1 1.7

Playoffs[edit]

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

  • On November 1, Pau Gasol was named Player of the Week for games played October 26 through October 31.[72]
  • On March 28, Kobe Bryant was named Player of the Week for games played March 21 through March 27.[73]
  • Phil Jackson was named Coach of the Month for March.[74]
  • Kobe Bryant was named Player of the Month for March.[75]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

December 15, 2010
To New Jersey Nets
To Houston Rockets
To Los Angeles Lakers
  • United States Joe Smith
  • 2011 second-round pick
  • 2012 second-round pick

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Steve Blake Signed 4-year contract for $16 Million Los Angeles Clippers
Derek Fisher Signed 3-year contract for $10.5 Million Los Angeles Lakers
Matt Barnes Signed 2-year contract for $3.6 Million Orlando Magic
Theo Ratliff Signed 1 year contract for $1.35 Million Charlotte Bobcats
Shannon Brown Signed 2-year contract for $4.6 Million Los Angeles Lakers
Trey Johnson Terms Undisclosed Bakersfield Jam

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Jordan Farmar Free agent New Jersey Nets
Josh Powell Free agent Atlanta Hawks
Adam Morrison Free agent Washington Wizards
D. J. Mbenga Free agent New Orleans Hornets

See also[edit]

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