2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers season

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 and Jodie Meeks left for Chicago and 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 January 28, 2015, Kobe Bryant underwent season-ending surgery for a rotator cuff tear in his right shoulder. 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

Draft picks

Preseason

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

Game log

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

Regular season

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

Standings


Game log

2014–15 game log
Total: 21–61 (Home: 12–29; Road: 9–32)
October: 0–3 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–1)
November : 4–10 (Home: 2–6; Road: 2–4)
December : 6–9 (Home: 2–3; Road: 4–6)
January : 3–12 (Home: 3–6; Road: 0–6)
February : 3–7 (Home: 2–2; Road: 1–5)
March : 4–12 (Home: 2–5; Road: 2–7)
April : 1–8 (Home: 1–5; Road: 0–3)
2014–15 season schedule

Player statistics

Statistics (Summer League, preseason, and regular season)
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

Summer League

Preseason

Regular season

Injuries

Roster

Roster listing
2014–15 Los Angeles Lakers roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
C28Black, Tarik6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)257 lb (117 kg)1991-11-22Kansas
SG12Blue, Vander6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)200 lb (91 kg)1992-07-22Marquette
PF5Boozer, Carlos6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)266 lb (121 kg)1981-11-20Duke
SG15Brown, Jabari6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)214 lb (97 kg)1992-12-18Missouri
SG24Bryant, Kobe Injured (C)6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)205 lb (93 kg)1978-08-23Lower Merion HS (PA)
PG6Clarkson, Jordan6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)185 lb (84 kg)1992-06-07Missouri
PF21Davis, Ed6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)225 lb (102 kg)1989-06-05North Carolina
SG2Ellington, Wayne Injured6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)200 lb (91 kg)1987-11-29North Carolina
C27Hill, Jordan6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)235 lb (107 kg)1987-07-27Arizona
SF11Johnson, Wesley6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)215 lb (98 kg)1987-07-11Syracuse
PF4Kelly, Ryan6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)230 lb (104 kg)1991-04-09Duke
PG17Lin, Jeremy6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)200 lb (91 kg)1988-08-23Harvard
PG9Price, Ronnie Injured6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)190 lb (86 kg)1983-06-21Utah Valley
PF30Randle, Julius Injured6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)250 lb (113 kg)1994-11-29Kentucky
C50Sacre, Robert7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)260 lb (118 kg)1989-06-06Gonzaga
SF0Young, Nick Injured6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)210 lb (95 kg)1985-06-01Southern 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

Roster
Last transaction: April 13, 2015

Transactions

Trades

Free agents

Re-signed

Nick Young

Jordan Hill

Xavier Henry

Wesley Johnson

Ryan Kelly

Additions

Subtractions

Awards

External links

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