Lakers players missed a whopping 339 games to injury
The Los Angeles Lakers finished with a record of 21-61, setting a franchise low for most losses in a season. It sort of goes without saying that this was a rough year.
Still, a closer look at why the Lakers performed so poorly reveals some startling numbers. Here's Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times with more:
"Injuries were a major factor, starting with Steve Nash (back) in training camp and ending with rookie Jordan Clarkson hobbled with an ankle injury.
The Lakers saw players sit for 339 games because of injury and 355 in total.
Kobe Bryant missed 39 games with a shoulder injury. Before he was lost for the season, the all-star guard rested for eight games -- not included in the injury tally.
Nash was waived late in the season, after missing 73 games."
(h/t Los Angeles Times)