2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coach Byron Scott
General manager Mitch Kupchak
Owner(s) Jerry Buss family trust
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 21–61 (.256)
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 2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers season was the franchise's 67th season, its 66th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 55th in Los Angeles. Coming off from one of the worst seasons in franchise history and missing last season's playoffs, the team looked to rebound. Mike D'Antoni resigned in late April following two miserable seasons, leaving the team without a head coach. In the offseason, Pau Gasol left for Chicago and Jodie Meeks left for Detroit respectively, leaving big holes to fill. After failing to land the biggest names in the offseason like Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, the Lakers brought back numerous key role players from last season including Nick Young, Jordan Hill, and Ryan Kelly. The Lakers later acquired point guard Jeremy Lin in a trade with Houston and won the bidding rights to power forward Carlos Boozer after being amnestied by Chicago in the offseason. The Lakers also drafted Kentucky star-power forward Julius Randle and shooting guard Jordan Clarkson in the 2014 NBA Draft. The team then hired Lakers Showtime player and former Coach of the Year, Byron Scott as head coach in late July.

The Lakers started the season a franchise-worst 1–9. Rookie Julius Randle was injured opening night and was expected to miss the remainder of the season. On March 21, 2015, Steve Nash announced his retirement. As of the last week of the regular season the Lakers owned the 4th worst record in the NBA, giving them 11.9 percent odds to win the top pick and an 82.8 percent chance of landing in the top 5 for the NBA Lottery. [1] The Lakers finished with a franchise worst 21-61 record, placing them last in the Pacific division for the second straight season and fourteenth in the Western conference. This is the first 60 loss season in franchise history. It became known as the franchise's worst season ever.

Key dates[edit]


Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2014 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Julius Randle PF  United States Kentucky
2 46 Jordan Clarkson PG  United States Missouri

Preseason[edit]

On October 23, 2014, point guard Steve Nash was ruled out for the season due to a recurring back injury. [2]

Game Log[edit]

2014 pre-season game log
Total: 3–5 (Home: 3–5; Road: 0–0)
2014–15 season schedule

Regular Season[edit]

On October 28, 2014, rookie Julius Randle broke his right tibia during the Lakers' season opener against the Houston Rockets, and was expected to miss the remainder of the season.[3] Through the season's first 10 games, the Lakers were 1–9, the worst start in the 66-year history of the franchise.[4]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-Golden State Warriors 67 15 .817 0.0 39–2 28–13 13–3 82
x-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 11.0 30–11 26–15 12–4 82
Phoenix Suns 39 43 .476 28.0 22–19 17–24 6–10 82
Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 38.0 18–23 11–30 7–9 82
Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 .256 46.0 12–29 9–32 2–14 82


Game Log[edit]

2014–15 game log
Total: 21–61 (Home: 12–29; Road: 9–32)
2014–15 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Injuries[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 28 Black, Tarik 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 257 lb (117 kg) 1991–11–22 Kansas
G 12 Blue, Vander 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992–07–22 Marquette
F/C 5 Boozer, Carlos (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) 1981–11–20 Duke
G 24 Bryant, Kobe (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1978–08–23 Lower Merion HS (PA)
G 15 Brown, Jabari 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1992–12–18 Missouri
G 6 Clarkson, Jordan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992–06–07 Missouri
F 21 Davis, Ed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–06–05 North Carolina
G 2 Ellington, Wayne 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1987–11–29 North Carolina
F/C 27 Hill, Jordan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1987–07–27 Arizona
F 11 Johnson, Wesley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–07–11 Syracuse
F 4 Kelly, Ryan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1991–04–09 Duke
G 17 Lin, Jeremy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard
G 9 Price, Ronnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1983–06–21 Utah Valley
F 30 Randle, Julius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1994–11–29 Kentucky
C 50 Sacre, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1989–06–06 Gonzaga
G/F 0 Young, Nick (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–06–01 Southern California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Gary Vitti

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: 2015–04–13

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract Ref.

Nick Young

Jordan Hill

Xavier Henry

Wesley Johnson

Ryan Kelly

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team Ref.

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left Date New team Ref.

Awards[edit]

Player Award Date awarded Ref.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1
  2. ^ "Steve Nash Out For The Season". NBA.com. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Holmes, Baxter (October 29, 2014). "Julius Randle likely out for season". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bresnahan, Mike (November 16, 2014). "Kobe Bryant sticks to his guns, but Lakers stick to their losing ways". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 17, 2014. 

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