1992–93 Los Angeles Lakers season

The 1992–93 NBA season was the Lakers' 45th season in the National Basketball Association, and 33rd in the city of Los Angeles. After playing in the Olympics, Magic Johnson attempted a comeback, but cut it short when other NBA players expressed fear of playing against him. Under new head coach Randy Pfund, the Lakers played around .500 for the first half of the season. At midseason, Sam Perkins was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for Benoit Benjamin and rookie Doug Christie. However, the Lakers struggled losing 19 of their final 30 games in March and April, finishing fifth in the Pacific Division with a 39–43 record, their worst since 1974–75, but still qualified the playoffs as the #8 seed in the Western Conference.

In the first round of the playoffs, they took a 2–0 series lead over the top-seeded Phoenix Suns. However, they would lose the series in five games. Following the season, A.C. Green signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Phoenix Suns, Byron Scott signed with the Indiana Pacers, and Benjamin was dealt to the New Jersey Nets.

Draft picks

Roster

Roster listing
1992–93 Los Angeles Lakers roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
C00Benjamin, Benoit7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)250 lb (113 kg)1964–11–22Creighton
SF30Blackwell, Alex6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)250 lb (113 kg)1970–06–27Monmouth
PF41Campbell, Elden6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)215 lb (98 kg)1967–07–23Clemson
SG35Christie, Doug6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)200 lb (91 kg)1970–05–09Pepperdine
PG5Cooper, Duane6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)185 lb (84 kg)1969–06–25Southern California
C12Divac, Vlade7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)243 lb (110 kg)1985–09–09Serbia
C53Edwards, James7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)225 lb (102 kg)1955–11–22Washington
PF45Green, A. C.6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)220 lb (100 kg)1963–10–04Oregon State
SG1Peeler, Anthony6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)208 lb (94 kg)1969–11–25Missouri
SG4Scott, Byron6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)195 lb (88 kg)1961–03–28Arizona State
SG34Smith, Tony6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)185 lb (84 kg)1968–06–14Marquette
PG3Threatt, Sedale6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)175 lb (79 kg)1961–09–10West Virginia Tech
SF42Worthy, James6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)225 lb (102 kg)1961–02–27North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last transaction: 1993–02–22

Regular season

Season standings

z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(1) Phoenix Suns vs. (8) Los Angeles Lakers: Suns win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1990 Western Conference Semifinals (Phoenix won 4-1)

Player statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

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