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2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers season

The 2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 66th season of the franchise, its 65th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 54th season in Los Angeles. With Dwight Howard's departure to Houston during the offseason, Kobe Bryant playing only six games, and numerous injuries to many of the players, they finished 27–55, the sixth-worst record in the league; it was the most losses in the franchise's history which would change in the 2014–15 season and later the 2015–16 season. The Lakers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004–05.[1]

2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coachMike D'Antoni
General managerMitch Kupchak
Owner(s)Jerry Buss family trust
ArenaStaples Center
Results
Record27–55 (.329)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionTWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes
Radio710 ESPN
< 2012–13 2014–15 >

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. Despite a 13-13 start, they went 14-42 the rest of the way. 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, and the team used 35 different starting lineups.[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] Following the season, Pau Gasol signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.

Key datesEdit

  • 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 broken bone in his knee while playing against the Memphis Grizzlies, but his team went on to beat them, 96–92.[8]
  • 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 picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 48 Ryan Kelly PF   United States Duke

RosterEdit

2013–14 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. 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) 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)

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

Roster
Last transaction: 2014–03–02

Pre-seasonEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Los Angeles Clippers 57 25 .695 0.0 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 14–27 13–28 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 LogEdit

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

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

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kent Bazemore 23 15 28.0 .451 .371 .644 3.3 3.1 1.3 .3 13.1
Steve Blake 27 27 33.0 .378 .397 .800 3.8 7.6 1.3 .1 9.5
MarShon Brooks 18 0 12.7 .489 .579 .692 1.7 1.2 .7 .2 6.4
Kobe Bryant 6 6 29.5 .425 .188 .857 4.3 6.3 1.2 .2 13.8
Jordan Farmar 41 5 22.2 .415 .438 .746 2.5 4.9 .9 .2 10.1
Pau Gasol 60 60 31.4 .480 .286 .736 9.7 3.4 .5 1.5 17.4
Elias Harris 2 0 5.5 .000 . . .5 .5 .5 .0 .0
Manny Harris 9 0 20.0 .400 .350 .833 3.8 1.2 .4 .1 8.1
Xavier Henry 43 5 21.1 .417 .346 .655 2.7 1.2 1.0 .2 10.0
Jordan Hill 72 32 20.8 .549 .000 .685 7.4 .8 .4 .9 9.7
Wesley Johnson 79 62 28.4 .425 .369 .792 4.4 1.6 1.1 1.0 9.1
Chris Kaman 39 13 18.9 .509 .000 .765 5.9 1.5 .3 1.0 10.4
Ryan Kelly 59 25 22.2 .423 .338 .815 3.7 1.6 .5 .8 8.0
Kendall Marshall 54 45 29.0 .406 .399 .528 2.9 8.8 .9 .1 8.0
Jodie Meeks 77 70 33.2 .463 .401 .857 2.5 1.8 1.4 .1 15.7
Steve Nash 15 10 20.9 .383 .333 .917 1.9 5.7 .5 .1 6.8
Robert Sacre 65 13 16.8 .477 . .681 3.9 .8 .4 .7 5.4
Shawne Williams 36 13 20.9 .380 .326 .700 4.6 .8 .5 .8 5.6
Nick Young 64 9 28.3 .435 .386 .825 2.6 1.5 .7 .2 17.9

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

Kobe Bryant (Did not participate due to injury)

All-NBAEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

Players added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players lost

Via free agency

Waived

Via trade

AdditionsEdit

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

SubtractionsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  5. ^ Bresnahan, Mike (March 7, 2014). "Lakers have firsts of the wrong type piling up". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  6. ^ "Elias Says..." ESPN.com. March 8, 2014. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014.
  7. ^ McMenamin, Dave (April 17, 2014). "Lakers 2013-14 season: By the numbers". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Bryant to doubters: Revenge 'sweet, quick'". ESPN.com. 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2019-10-02.

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