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 the 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's 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. On December 14, 2014, Kobe Bryant scored 26 points to pass Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list in a 100–94 win over Minnesota.

The Lakers started the season a franchise-worst 1–9. Rookie Julius Randle was injured opening night and missed the remainder of the season. On March 21, 2015, Steve Nash announced his retirement. The Lakers finished with a 21–61 record, placing them last in the Pacific division for the second straight season and fourteenth in the Western conference. This was the first 60 loss season in franchise history.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] Through the season's first 10 games, the Lakers were 1–9, the worst start in the 66-year history of the franchise.[3]

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]

Statistics (Summer League, preseason, and regular season)
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

Summer League[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Preseason[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Jordan Clarkson 59 38 25 .448 .314 .829 3.2 3.5 0.9 0.2 11.9
Kobe Bryant 35 35 34.5 .373 .293 .813 5.7 5.6 1.3 0.2 22.3
Wesley Johnson 76 59 29.5 .414 .351 .804 4.2 1.6 0.8 0.6 9.9
Ryan Kelly 52 34 23.7 .337 .336 .832 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.5 6.4
Jordan Hill 70 57 26.8 .459 .273 .738 7.9 1.5 0.5 0.7 12
Jeremy Lin 74 30 25.8 .424 .369 .795 2.6 4.6 1.1 0.4 11.2
Nick Young 42 0 23.8 .366 .369 .892 2.3 1 0.5 0.3 13.4
Carlos Boozer 71 26 23.8 .499 .000 .627 6.8 1.3 0.6 0.2 11.8
Wayne Ellington 65 36 25.8 .412 .370 .813 3.2 1.6 0.5 0 10
Jabari Brown 19 5 29.9 .412 .371 .753 1.9 2.1 0.6 0.1 11.9
Ronnie Price 43 20 22.8 .345 .284 .800 1.6 3.8 1.6 0.1 5.1
Ed Davis 79 24 23.3 .601 .000 .487 7,6 1.2 0.6 1.2 8.3
Robert Sacre 67 18 16.9 .412 .000 .671 3.5 0.8 0.4 0.6 4.6
Tarik Black 63 39 19 .575 .000 .551 5.8 0.7 0.3 0.4 6
Xavier Henry 9 0 9.6 .231 .000 .583 0.4 0.3 0.3 0 2.2

Injuries[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 28 Black, Tarik 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 257 lb (117 kg) 1991–11–22 Kansas
SG 12 Blue, Vander 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992–07–22 Marquette
PF 5 Boozer, Carlos (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) 1981–11–20 Duke
SG 24 Bryant, Kobe (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1978–08–23 Lower Merion HS (PA)
SG 15 Brown, Jabari 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1992–12–18 Missouri
SG 6 Clarkson, Jordan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992–06–07 Missouri
PF 21 Davis, Ed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–06–05 North Carolina
SG 2 Ellington, Wayne 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1987–11–29 North Carolina
C 27 Hill, Jordan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1987–07–27 Arizona
SF 11 Johnson, Wesley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–07–11 Syracuse
PF 4 Kelly, Ryan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1991–04–09 Duke
PG 17 Lin, Jeremy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard
PG 9 Price, Ronnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1983–06–21 Utah Valley
PF 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
SF 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)

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. ^ "Steve Nash Out For The Season". NBA.com. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmes, Baxter (October 29, 2014). "Julius Randle likely out for season". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ 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 18, 2014. 

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