Assessing the Odds of Each L.A. Lakers Player Remaining Healthy for the Season

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Assessing the Odds of Each L.A. Lakers Player Remaining Healthy for the Season
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The Los Angeles Lakers greatly upgraded their roster over the off-season, but in the process have remained one of the league's oldest teams. 

The Lakers were the third oldest team in the league last season, according to Hoopism

The average age of the Lakers' projected starting five for the coming season—Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard—is 32 years old. Last season's primary starting five for the Lakers had an average age of 31. 

With age comes wisdom, but it also means avoiding injuries will be paramount for the team's success.

In the following slides I give my odds, in the form of a percentage, of each Lakers player staying healthy for the entire season. 

And to clarify, I'm not basing any of my numbers off of what each player may or may not do in his time away from the court. 

So if Steve Nash rolls his ankle in a pick-up soccer match or Metta World Peace pulls a hammy in the next Yo Gabba Gabba Olympics, it's not on me. 

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