Mike D’Antoni’s 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers overcame early adversity with a 10-9 record to start the season, but a preposterous amount of injuries has led to a losing record in Lakerland. The Lakers have played admirably without Kobe Bryant and any point guard help (Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar are all hurt), but this campaign has still been filled with big disappointments.
Injuries, inefficient play and off-court antics have exemplified the lowlights through 2013-14. Bryant and Nash can’t stay healthy, Pau Gasol has struggled to regain the form he displayed two seasons ago and the roster is completely devoid of young talent D’Antoni could develop for the future.
The Lakers are in a dark place, and while the efforts of role players have given fans a reason to watch, the overall product has been fraught with frustration.