2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coach Mike D'Antoni
General manager Mitch Kupchak
Owner(s) Jerry Buss family trust
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 27–55 (.329)
Place Division: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes
Radio 710 ESPN
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The 2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers season is the 68th season of the franchise, its 65th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 54th season in Los Angeles. They finished 27–55, the sixth-worst record in the league; it was the most losses in the franchise's history. The Lakers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004–05.[1]

The Lakers began the season 10–9.[2] However, they entered the NBA All-Star break with seven straight losses at home, the worst streak in team history. They were 18–35 and 13 games behind for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and only nine games behind the 9–43 Milwaukee Bucks for the worst record in the league and the best probability of the first overall pick in the NBA draft lottery.[3] On March 6, they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, their crosstown rivals, 142–94, with the 48-point margin being the most one-sided defeat in Lakers history.[4] It was part of a three-game stretch during which the Lakers allowed an average of 136 points per game, the worst in their history;[5] it matched the most allowed by an NBA team in three games over the past 23 years.[6] Later that month, they were the first team in the league that was eliminated from playoff contention.[2] It was just the third time in 38 seasons that they missed the playoffs. Their .329 winning percentage was the worst since 1957–58, before they had even moved to Los Angeles and when they were still playing in Minneapolis.[1] Lakers players in 2013–14 missed 319 games due to injury, which led the NBA.[7] In the final months of the season, the team often dressed just 10 or fewer healthy players, refusing to replace injured players for a few extra wins in a lost season.[1]

Key dates[edit]

  • June 27: The 2013 NBA draft took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
  • July 1: 2013 NBA free agency began.
  • December 8: Kobe Bryant plays in first game since tearing his Achilles.
  • December 17: Kobe Bryant suffers a knee injury while playing against the Memphis Grizzlies, but his team went on to beat them, 96-92.
  • February 4: Steve Blake, Jordan Hill, and Jodie Meeks get injured as well as losing against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • March 14: Following their loss to the San Antonio Spurs the Lakers become eliminated from playoff contention, Thus meaning that for only the sixth time the Lakers won't make the Playoffs.
  • March 25: The Lakers hit a franchise record 51 points in one quarter against the New York Knicks, and also a win to the Lakers 96-127.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2013 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 48 Ryan Kelly PF  United States Duke

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 6 Bazemore, Kent 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1989–07–01 Old Dominion
G 2 Brooks, MarShon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1989–01–26 Providence
G 24 Bryant, Kobe (C inj) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1978–08–23 Lower Merion HS (PA)
G 1 Farmar, Jordan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1986–11–30 UCLA
F/C 16 Gasol, Pau 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1980–07–06 Spain
G 7 Henry, Xavier 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1991–03–15 Kansas
F/C 27 Hill, Jordan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1987–07–27 Arizona
G/F 11 Johnson, Wesley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–07–11 Syracuse
C 9 Kaman, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1982–04–28 Central Michigan
F 4 Kelly, Ryan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1991–04–09 Duke
G 12 Marshall, Kendall 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1991–08–19 North Carolina
G 20 Meeks, Jodie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1987–08–21 Kentucky
G 10 Nash, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1974–02–07 Santa Clara
C 50 Sacre, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1989–06–06 Gonzaga
G/F 0 Young, Nick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–06–01 Southern California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2014–03–02

Off-season[edit]

The Lakers didn't play in the NBA post season playoffs because they didn't qualify for it.

Pre-season[edit]

2013 pre-season game log
Total: 4–4 (Home: 4–3; Road: 0–1)
2013–14 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Los Angeles Clippers 57 25 .695 34–7 23–18 12–4 82
x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 6.0 27–14 24–17 11–5 82
Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 9.0 26–15 22–19 8–8 82
Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 29.0 17–24 11–30 3–13 82
Los Angeles Lakers 27 55 .329 30.0 15–27 12–28 6–10 82


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-San Antonio Spurs * 62 20 .756 82
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder * 59 23 .720 3.0 82
3 y-Los Angeles Clippers * 57 25 .695 5.0 82
4 x-Houston Rockets 54 28 .659 8.0 82
5 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 8.0 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 11.0 82
7 x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 12.0 82
8 x-Dallas Mavericks 49 33 .598 13.0 82
9 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 14.0 82
10 Minnesota Timberwolves 40 42 .488 22.0 82
11 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26.0 82
12 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 28.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 34.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 27 55 .329 35.0 82
15 Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 37.0 82

Game Log[edit]

2013–14 game log
Total: 27–55 (Home: 14–27; Road: 13–28)
2013–14 season 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

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Kobe Bryant (Did not participate due to injury)

All-NBA[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Players added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players lost

Via free agency

Waived

Via trade


Additions[edit]

Additions
Player Date acquired Reason acquired Former team
Robert Sacre July 10 Re-signed Los Angeles Lakers
Nick Young July 11 Free agency Philadelphia 76ers
Chris Kaman July 12 Free agency Dallas Mavericks
Wesley Johnson July 15 Free agency Phoenix Suns
Jordan Farmar July 17 Contract buyout Anadolu Efes
Kendall Marshall December 20 Free Agency Phoenix Suns

Subtractions[edit]

Subtractions
Player Reason left Date left New team
Chris Duhon Waived June 29 Free Agent
Metta World Peace Waived July 11 New York Knicks
Earl Clark Free agency July 12 Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwight Howard Free agency July 13 Houston Rockets
Steve Blake Traded February 19 Golden State Warriors

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Beacham, Greg (April 17, 2014). "LA Lakers wrap lousy season with uncertain future". yahoo.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b McMenamin, Dave (March 17, 2014). "D'Antoni: Message still the same". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ McMenamin, Dave (February 14, 2014). "Not much left to do this season". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bresnahan, Mike (March 6, 2014). "Clippers turn rout of Lakers into a romper room". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bresnahan, Mike (March 7, 2014). "Lakers have firsts of the wrong type piling up". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Elias Says...". ESPN.com. March 8, 2014. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ McMenamin, Dave (April 17, 2014). "Lakers 2013-14 season: By the numbers". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014.