• 2019-2020 Los Angeles Lakers Season Recap to date

    2018-2019 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

            37-45                                     22-19                            15-26

    2019-2020 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

             49-14                                     23-8                            26-6

    Fun Facts for the season

    -In franchise history, the Lakers have only missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons twice: 1975-76 and 2013-2019. The Lakers have actually missed the playoffs more times since 2013 (six times) than they have in their entire history (five times). Fortunately, the team was back on track this season as the Lakers appeared to be one of the front-runners to win a championship at the time the league was suspended.

    -Unlike most teams, the Lakers have built their roster through trades and free agency as they only have two players on the team who were drafted by the franchise: Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker. Kuzma was the only drafted Laker who was part of the team’s rotation while Horton-Tucker spent most of the season playing for the team’s G League affiliate.

    -Although the Lakers are on top of the Western Conference, the team’s fantasy value was concentrated at the top with no other player finishing inside the top-130 in 8/9-cat leagues except for LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who were both first-round values.

    -Anthony Davis has proven to be one of the best fantasy players in the league and the new uniform didn’t change that. Davis has not finished outside of the first round in per-game value since his rookie season and has finished no lower than the second-best fantasy player (per-game value) in 8/9-cat leagues over the past three seasons.

    -LeBron James has been in the NBA for 17 seasons and has led the league in points (30.0 points in 2007-08) and minutes (42.4 mpg in 2004-05, 37.8 mpg in 2016-17, 36.9 mpg in 2017-18) thus far in his historic career. He has never led the league in assists — that is, until this season when he averaged 10.6 assists per game. That is a full 1.3 assists higher than Trae Young, who is currently second.

    -LeBron was able to come back very strong a season removed from the only injury-riddled year of his career. If you remove 2018-19 when LeBron missed 27 games due to a groin injury, the 16-time All-Star has played in an absurd 95.1 percent of his team’s games (regular and post-season) throughout his historic career and has never missed a playoff game to date.

    Season

    Reg. Season Games Played

    Reg. Season Games

    % Regular Season Games Played

    Post-Season Games Played

    Post-Season Games

    % Post-Season Games Played

    Total Games Played

    Total Games

    % of Total Games Played

    2003-04

    79

    82

    96.3%

    N/A

    N/A

    79

    82

    96.3%

    2004-05

    80

    82

    97.6%

    N/A

    N/A

    80

    82

    97.6%

    2005-06

    79

    82

    96.3%

    13

    13

    100%

    92

    95

    96.8%

    2006-07

    78

    82

    95.1%

    20

    20

    100%

    98

    102

    96.1%

    2007-08

    75

    82

    91.5%

    13

    13

    100%

    88

    95

    92.6%

    2008-09

    81

    82

    98.8%

    14

    14

    100%

    95

    96

    99.0%

    2009-10

    76

    82

    92.7%

    11

    11

    100%

    87

    93

    93.5%

    2010-11

    79

    82

    96.3%

    21

    21

    100%

    100

    103

    97.1%

    2011-12

    62

    66

    93.9%

    23

    23

    100%

    85

    89

    95.5%

    2012-13

    76

    82

    92.7%

    23

    23

    100%

    99

    105

    94.3%

    2013-14

    77

    82

    93.9%

    20

    20

    100%

    97

    102

    95.1%

    2014-15

    69

    82

    84.1%

    20

    20

    100%

    89

    102

    87.3%

    2015-16

    76

    82

    92.7%

    21

    21

    100%

    97

    103

    94.2%

    2016-17

    74

    82

    90.2%

    18

    18

    100%

    92

    100

    92.0%

    2017-18

    82

    82

    100.0%

    22

    22

    100%

    104

    104

    100.0%

    *2018-19*

    55

    82

    67.1%

    N/A

    N/A

    55

    82

    67.1%

    2019-20

    60

    63

    95.2%

    N/A

    N/A

    60

    63

    95.2%

    Total

    1258

    1359

    92.6%

    239

    239

    100%

    1497

    1598

    93.7%

    With 2018-19 removed

    1203

    1277

    94.2%

    239

    239

    100%

    1442

    1516

    95.1%

    For a closer look at how the season has gone, be sure to check out our Season So Far series. The Lakers’ entry can be found right here.

    Rosterable in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -Anthony Davis (1st round/1st round)

    -LeBron James (1st round/1st round)

    Showed flashes of fantasy value in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -Danny Green (12th round/14th round)

    -JaVale McGee (12th round/15th round)

    -Dwight Howard (7th round/7th round from Jan 5 through Jan 23)

    -Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (12th round/11th round from Nov 15 through Dec 19)

    -Rajon Rondo (9th round/10th round from Nov 17 through Dec 4)

    Rosterable in standard points leagues

    (This is Yahoo’s standard scoring system, we’ll be using them as a reference for the rankings but obviously things will be different in your league if you use a custom scoring format or play on ESPN/CBS/Fantrax)

    -LeBron James (1st round)

    -Anthony Davis (1st round)

    Flashes of value in standard points leagues:

    -N/A

    Predicting standard league relevant players for 2020-21 season

    -Anthony Davis (all formats)

    -LeBron James (all formats)

    Potential for standard league value for 2020-21 season

    -JaVale McGee (8/9-cat)

    -Danny Green (8/9-cat)

    -Dwight Howard (8/9-cat)

    -Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (8/9-cat)

    -Kyle Kuzma (points leagues)

    -Rajon Rondo (8/9-cat)

    Upcoming Notable Free Agents

    -Anthony Davis (player option of $28.75M in 2020-21)

    -Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (player option of $8.49M in 2020-21)

    -JaVale McGee (player option of $4.2M in 2020-21)

    -Dwight Howard (unrestricted)

    -Rajon Rondo (player option of $2.62M in 2020-21)

    -Avery Bradley (player option of $5M in 2020-21)

    -Markieff Morris (unrestricted)

    -Jared Dudley (unrestricted)

    -Quinn Cook (team option of $3M in 2020-21 including $1M guaranteed)

    Key Additions

    -Markieff Morris (signed mid-season)

    -Dion Waiters (signed mid-season)

    Key Departures

    -DeMarcus Cousins (waived)

    Upcoming Draft Picks

    -2020 first round pick

    -2021 first round pick (protected 8-30, 1-7 to New Orleans, if unconveyed in 2021 becomes unprotected first-round pick to New Orleans in 2022)

    -2022 first round pick

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