2016–17 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2016–17 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coach Luke Walton
General manager Mitch Kupchak (until February 21)
Rob Pelinka
Owner(s) Jerry Buss family trust (primary owner being Jeanie Buss as of March 27)
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 26–56 (.317)
Place Division: 4th (Pacific)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Spectrum SportsNet and Spectrum Deportes
Radio 710 ESPN
< 2015–16 2017–18 >

The 2016–17 Los Angeles Lakers season was the franchise's 69th season, its 68th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 57th in Los Angeles. It was also the first season without Kobe Bryant since the 1995–96 season, it would also be the season where after multiple opportunities to improve upon themselves came and went, the Lakers decided to replace Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak with former Lakers legend Magic Johnson and former sports agent Rob Pelinka on February 21, 2017 as both president of basketball operations and general manager respectively. Furthermore, it was the season where Jeanie Buss would officially be named the primary owner of the Lakers on March 27.

On the anniversary of Kobe Bryant's 81 points in a single game on January 22, 2017, The Lakers lost by 49 points to the Dallas Mavericks 122-73 at the American Airlines Center marked the Los Angeles Lakers' worst loss in franchise history surpassing their record set by the Utah Jazz won by 48 points 123-75 on March 28, 2016.

Despite not making it to the playoffs, the Lakers managed to improve on their franchise worst 17-65 record from the year before.

Following the season, D'Angelo Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, and Nick Young signed with the Golden State Warriors.

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality(-ies) College / Club
1 2 Brandon Ingram SF  United States Duke
2 32 Ivica Zubac Center  Croatia
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia Mega Leks

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 28 Black, Tarik 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1991-11-22 Kansas
F 3 Brewer, Corey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1986-03-05 Florida
G 6 Clarkson, Jordan (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1992-06-07 Missouri
F 9 Deng, Luol 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1985-03-16 Duke
G 11 Ennis, Tyler 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1994-08-24 Syracuse
F 14 Ingram, Brandon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-09-02 Duke
C 20 Mozgov, Timofey 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1986-07-16 Russia
F 7 Nance, Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993-01-01 Wyoming
G 10 Nwaba, David 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1993-01-14 Cal Poly
F 30 Randle, Julius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1994-11-29 Kentucky
F 15 Robinson, Thomas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1991-03-17 Kansas
G 1 Russell, D'Angelo (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-02-23 Ohio State
F 37 World Peace, Metta 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1979-11-13 St. John's
G/F 0 Young, Nick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985-06-01 Southern California
C 40 Zubac, Ivica 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1997-03-18 Croatia
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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2017-02-28

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
zGolden State Warriors 67 15 .817 0.0 36–5 31–10 14–2 82
xLos Angeles Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0 29–12 22–19 10–6 82
Sacramento Kings 32 50 .390 35.0 17–24 15–26 7–9 82
Los Angeles Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0 17–24 9–32 6–10 82
Phoenix Suns 24 58 .293 43.0 15–26 9–32 3–13 82


Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zGolden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 ySan Antonio Spurs * 61 21 .744 6.0 82
3 xHouston Rockets 55 27 .671 12.0 82
4 xLos Angeles Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 yUtah Jazz * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 47 35 .573 20.0 82
7 xMemphis Grizzlies 43 39 .524 24.0 82
8 xPortland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 26.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 27.0 82
10 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 33.0 82
11 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 34.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 32 50 .390 35.0 82
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 36.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 24 58 .293 43.0 82

Game Log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2016 pre-season game log
Total: 2–6 (Home: 2–6; Road: 0–0)
2016–17 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2016–17 game log
Total: 26–56 (Home: 17–24; Road: 9–32)
2016–17 season schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 7, 2016
To Los Angeles Lakers
José Calderón[1]
2018 2nd round-pick
2019 2nd round-pick
To Chicago Bulls
Draft rights to Ater Majok
February 21, 2017[2] To Los Angeles Lakers
Corey Brewer
First round draft pick (2017)
To Houston Rockets
Lou Williams
February 23, 2017[3] To Los Angeles Lakers
Tyler Ennis
To Houston Rockets
Marcelo Huertas

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Jordan Clarkson[4] 4-year contract worth $50 million
Marcelo Huertas[5] 2-year contract worth $3 million
Tarik Black[6] 2-year contract worth $12.8 million
Metta World Peace[7] 1-year contract worth $980,431

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Luol Deng[4] 4-year contract worth $72 million Miami Heat
Timofey Mozgov[8] 4-year contract worth $64 million Cleveland Cavaliers

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New Team
Kobe Bryant[9] Retired N/A
Roy Hibbert[10] 1-year contract worth $5 million Charlotte Hornets

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lakers acquire Jose Calderon". nba.com/lakers. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rockets Acquire Lou Williams". NBA.com/rockets. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rockets Complete Two Trades". NBA.com/rockets. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Lakers sign Clarkson, Deng, and Zubac". nba.com/lakers. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lakers sign Marcelo Huertas". nba.com/lakers. August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lakers sign Tarik Black". nba.com/lakers. August 24, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lakers sign Metta World Peace". nba.com/lakers. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ Timofey Mozgov, Lakers reach agreement on 4-year, $64M deal
  9. ^ "Kobe to retire at end of season". nba.com/lakers. November 29, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Charlotte Hornets sign center Roy Hibbert". nba.com/hornets. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.