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2004–05 Los Angeles Lakers season

The 2004–05 Los Angeles Lakers season was the franchise's 57th season in the National Basketball Association, and 45th in the city of Los Angeles.[1] The season is best remembered as a tough one for the Lakers, starting with a crushing defeat to the Detroit Pistons in last year's NBA Finals in five games despite being the heavily favored team to win the Finals, winning only 34 games, and missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 years.

2004–05 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coachRudy Tomjanovich
Frank Hamblen
General managerMitch Kupchak
Owner(s)Jerry Buss
ArenaStaples Center
Results
Record34–48 (.415)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 12th (Western)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify
Local media
TelevisionFSN West, KCAL
RadioAM 570 KLAC
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

The off-season marked changes for the Lakers, who lost several members from the famed 2004 team: Rick Fox and Gary Payton were traded to the Boston Celtics, but Fox would retire before the season instead of suiting up for Boston, Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Brian Grant, Caron Butler, and Lamar Odom after bad blood between himself and teammate Kobe Bryant culminated after the loss to the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals,[2] Derek Fisher left for the Golden State Warriors, though he would return to the Lakers in 2007 and would eventually win two more championships in 2009 and 2010, and Karl Malone retired in February 2005 after spending half of the season unsigned.[3] The team also re-signed free agent Vlade Divac.

Besides making numerous roster moves, head coach Phil Jackson was fired during the 2004 off-season; he was replaced by Rudy Tomjanovich. By midseason, Tomjanovich resigned with the team at a 24-19 record, citing mental and physical exhaustion.[4] Frank Hamblen took over for the rest of the season. Following the season, Divac retired.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality Position College
1 27 Sašha Vujačić   Slovenia G Pallalcesto Amatori Udine (Italy)
2 56 Marcus Douthit   United States/  Philippines PF/C Providence

RosterEdit

Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 9   Atkins, Chucky 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 185 lb (84 kg) South Florida
G 15   Bobbitt, Tony 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Cincinnati
G 5   Brown, Tierre 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 189 lb (86 kg) McNeese State
G/F 8   Bryant, Kobe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Lower Merion HS (PA)
G/F 1   Butler, Caron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Connecticut
F 43   Cook, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Illinois
C 12   Divac, Vlade 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 243 lb (110 kg) Serbia
F 3   George, Devean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Augsburg
F/C 55   Grant, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Xavier
F 20   Jones, Jumaine 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Georgia
F 14   Medvedenko, Slava 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Ukraine
C 31   Mihm, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Texas
F 7   Odom, Lamar 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Rhode Island
G 18   Vujačić, Sasha 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
F 4   Walton, Luke 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona
Head coach

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

Roster


Player SalariesEdit

Rank Player Salary
1 Kobe Bryant $14,175,000
2 Brian Grant $13,233,434
3 Lamar Odom $10,548,596
4 Vlade Divac $4,903,000
5 Devean George $4,546,000
6 Chucky Atkins $4,200,000
7 Chris Mihm $3,371,393
8 Stanislav Medvedenko $3,000,000
9 Caron Butler $1,930,680
10 Jumaine Jones $1,687,500
11 Brian Cook $971,160
12 Sasha Vujacic $846,840
13 Tierre Brown $720,046
14 Luke Walton $620,046
15 Tony Bobbitt $305,403[5]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 31–10 31–10 12–4
x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12 30–11 20–21 10–6
Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25 27–14 10–31 6–10
Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28 22–19 12–29 6–10
Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28 20–21 14–27 6–10
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 3
3 y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 4
5 x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
6 x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12
7 x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 13
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 17
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 18
10 Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25
11 Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 35
14 Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 36
15 New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 44


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

Game logEdit

Player statisticsEdit

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Chucky Atkins 82 82 35.4 .426 .387 .803 2.4 4.4 .9 .0 13.6
Tony Bobbitt 2 0 6.0 .400 .500 . 1.5 .0 .0 .0 2.5
Tierre Brown 76 0 14.0 .356 .361 .787 1.2 2.0 .4 .0 4.4
Kobe Bryant 66 66 40.7 .433 .339 .816 5.9 6.0 1.3 .8 27.6
Caron Butler 77 77 35.7 .445 .304 .862 5.8 1.9 1.4 .3 15.5
Brian Cook 72 0 15.1 .417 .392 .757 3.0 .5 .3 .4 6.4
Vlade Divac 15 0 8.7 .419 . .667 2.1 1.3 .3 .1 2.3
Devean George 15 3 20.4 .356 .362 .750 3.5 .9 .5 .1 7.3
Brian Grant 69 8 16.5 .493 . .722 3.7 .5 .3 .3 3.8
Jumaine Jones 76 23 24.1 .432 .391 .733 5.2 .9 .6 .3 7.6
Stanislav Medvedenko 43 4 9.8 .455 .000 .821 1.8 .3 .2 .0 3.8
Chris Mihm 75 75 24.9 .507 .000 .678 6.7 .7 .2 1.4 9.8
Lamar Odom 64 64 36.3 .473 .308 .695 10.2 3.7 .7 1.0 15.2
Kareem Rush 14 0 6.5 .200 .200 1.000 .7 .2 .1 .1 .9
Sasha Vujacic 35 3 11.5 .282 .270 .947 1.8 1.5 .3 .1 2.9
Luke Walton 61 5 12.6 .411 .262 .708 2.3 1.5 .4 .2 3.2

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2004-05 Los Angeles Lakers
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; O'Neal Gives Blessing To Trade With the Heat". New York Times. July 11, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "N.B.A. ROUNDUP; After 19 Seasons, Malone Is Retiring". New York Times. February 12, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "NBA Truth & Rumors: May 12, 2005". SI.com. May 13, 2005.
  5. ^ 2004-05 Los Angeles Lakers | Roster | NBA Basketball | FOX Sports