2019–20 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2019–20 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coachFrank Vogel
General managerRob Pelinka
Owner(s)Jerry Buss family trust (primary owner being Jeanie Buss as of March 27, 2017)
ArenaStaples Center
Results
Record0–0
PlaceDivision: 0th (Pacific)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionSpectrum SportsNet
RadioESPN LA 710 (English) • 1020 Radio AM (Spanish)
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The 2019–20 Los Angeles Lakers season will be the franchise's 72nd season, its 71st season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 60th in Los Angeles. The team will attempt to make the postseason for the first time since 2013.

On April 9, 2019, Magic Johnson stepped down as president of basketball operations.[1] Three days after that, Luke Walton and the team agreed to part ways.[2] On May 13, the team hired Frank Vogel as their new head coach[3] and Jason Kidd was appointed as assistant coach.[4]

On June 15, the Lakers agreed to a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire 6-time NBA All-Star player Anthony Davis, though the deal would not take full effect until July 6.[5] In exchange for Davis, the Lakers agreed to give up Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, three first round picks (including their No. 4 overall selection in 2019), and a first round pick swap in 2023. On June 27, the Washington Wizards joined the trade to get Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones and the Lakers' 2022 second-round pick in exchange for cash considerations.[6]

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School / Club team
1 4 De'Andre Hunter SF American Virginia

The Lakers hold one first round draft pick for the 2019 NBA Draft,[7][8] they previously held the rights to two second rounders in this year's draft as well, but those selections were later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks as picks 34 and 41, respectively.[9][10] On the night of the NBA draft lottery, the Lakers rose up seven spots from the projected 11th selection to the 4th pick of the draft.[11] On June 15, the Lakers agreed to a trade that will send players Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart, and multiple draft picks, including the Lakers' 2019 1st round draft pick, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. However, the trade was not finalized until July 6, during which time, the Washington Wizards were included in the deal as well.[5]

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 37 Antetokounmpo, Kostas (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997–11–20 Dayton
G 11 Bradley, Avery 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1990–11–26 Texas
F/C 12 Cacok, Devontae 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1996–10–08 UNC Wilmington
G 1 Caldwell-Pope, Kentavious 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993–02–18 Georgia
F 17 Caroline, Jordan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1996–01–15 Nevada
G 4 Caruso, Alex 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1994–02–28 Texas A&M
G 2 Cook, Quinn 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1993–03–23 Duke
C 15 Cousins, DeMarcus Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1990–08–13 Kentucky
G 30 Daniels, Troy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1991–07–15 Virginia Commonwealth
F/C 3 Davis, Anthony 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 253 lb (115 kg) 1993–03–11 Kentucky
F 10 Dudley, Jared 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1985–07–10 Boston College
G/F 14 Green, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–06–22 North Carolina
G 5 Horton-Tucker, Talen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 2000–11–25 Iowa State
C 39 Howard, Dwight 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1985–12–08 SW Atlanta Academy (GA)
G 20 Jackson, Demetrius 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994–09–07 Notre Dame
F 23 James, LeBron 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1984–12–30 St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (OH)
F 0 Kuzma, Kyle 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–07–24 Utah
C 7 McGee, JaVale 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1988–01–19 Nevada
G 21 Norvell Jr., Zach (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1997–12–09 Gonzaga
G 9 Rondo, Rajon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1986–02–22 Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–07–21


Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Golden State Warriors 0 0 0.0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0
Los Angeles Clippers 0 0 0.0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0
Los Angeles Lakers 0 0 0.0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0
Phoenix Suns 0 0 0.0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0
Sacramento Kings 0 0 0.0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0


Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Dallas Mavericks * 0 0 0
2 Denver Nuggets * 0 0 0.0 0
3 Golden State Warriors * 0 0 0.0 0
4 Houston Rockets 0 0 0.0 0
5 Los Angeles Clippers 0 0 0.0 0
6 Los Angeles Lakers 0 0 0.0 0
7 Memphis Grizzlies 0 0 0.0 0
8 Minnesota Timberwolves 0 0 0.0 0
9 New Orleans Pelicans 0 0 0.0 0
10 Oklahoma City Thunder 0 0 0.0 0
11 Phoenix Suns 0 0 0.0 0
12 Portland Trail Blazers 0 0 0.0 0
13 Sacramento Kings 0 0 0.0 0
14 San Antonio Spurs 0 0 0.0 0
15 Utah Jazz 0 0 0.0 0


Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2019 preseason game log
Total: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
2019–20 season schedule

[12]

Regular season[edit]

2019–20 game log
Total: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Three-team trade [13][14][15]
To Los Angeles Lakers
To New Orleans Pelicans
  • Lonzo Ball (from LA Lakers)
  • Josh Hart (from LA Lakers)
  • Brandon Ingram (from LA Lakers)
  • Draft rights to De'Andre Hunter (#4) (from LA Lakers)
  • 2021 LAL protected first-round pick[a] (from LA Lakers)
  • Right to swap first-round picks in 2023[a] (from LA Lakers)
  • 2024 LAL first-round pick[a][b] (from LA Lakers)
  • Cash considerations (from LA Lakers)
  • Cash considerations (from Washington)
To Washington Wizards

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope[18] 2-year contract worth $16.5 million
JaVale McGee[18] 2-year contract worth $8.2 million
Alex Caruso[19] 2-year contract worth $5.5 million
Rajon Rondo[20] 2-year contract worth $5.1 million

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Zach Norvell Jr.[21] Two-way contract Gonzaga
Troy Daniels[22] 1-year contract worth $2 million Phoenix Suns
Jared Dudley[22] 1-year contract worth $2.5 million Brooklyn Nets
Quinn Cook[23] 2-year contract worth $6 million Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins[23] 1-year contract worth $3.5 million Golden State Warriors
Danny Green[23] 2-year contract worth $30 million Toronto Raptors
Avery Bradley[24] 2-year contract worth $9.7 million Memphis Grizzlies
Kostas Antetokounmpo[25] Two-way contract Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Howard[26] 1-year contract worth $2.8 million Memphis Grizzlies

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New Team
Mike Muscala[27] 1-year contract worth $1.6 million Oklahoma City Thunder
Reggie Bullock[28] 2-year contract worth $8.2 million New York Knicks
Tyson Chandler[29] 1-year contract worth $2.5 million Houston Rockets

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c New Orleans will receive the pick if it's #1-7, else they will receive the Lakers' 2022 pick.[16]
  2. ^ New Orleans may choose to take the Lakers' 2025 first-round pick instead.[17]
  3. ^ Washington will receive the best of the picks originally belonging to Chicago, Detroit, and the Lakers.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/article/2019/04/09/magic-johnson-steps-down-lakers-president
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Lakers and Luke Walton Mutually Agree to Part Ways". NBA.com. April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Lakers Announce Hiring of Frank Vogel as Head Coach". NBA.com. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2019/05/11/lakers-frank-vogel-new-head-coach-jason-kidd-joins-staff/1178979001/
  5. ^ a b https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26981805/sources-lakers-reach-deal-pelicans-davis
  6. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/parkercotton/2019/06/27/as-lakers-clear-cap-space-wizards-receive-wagner-bonga-jones-in-trade/
  7. ^ "2019 NBA Draft Lottery odds: Knicks, Cavaliers, Suns clinch league's worst records, lock up top lottery-draw positions". CBSSports.com. April 11, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  8. ^ "Full 2019 NBA Draft Order". tankathon.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Lakers Acquire Isaac Bonga in Trade with Philadelphia". NBA.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  10. ^ "Cavaliers Complete Trade with Atlanta". NBA.com. October 14, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Goldich, Mitch (May 15, 2019). "Don't Be a Fool: Tanking Is Not Dead". SI.com. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Lakers Announce 2019–20 Preseason Schedule Presented by Delta Air Lines". NBA.com/Lakers. May 30, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "Lakers Acquire Anthony Davis". NBA.com. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Pelicans complete three-team trade with Lakers, Wizards". NBA.com. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "Wizards acquire Wagner, Jones and Bonga from Lakers". NBA.com. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  16. ^ Merchant, Sabreena. "The Lakers have officially traded for Anthony Davis, and now their path forward is clear". SBNation. Vox Media. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Future Traded Pick Details". RealGM. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Lakers Re-Sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee". NBA.com/lakers. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "Lakers Re-sign Alex Caruso". NBA.com/lakers. July 7, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  20. ^ "Lakers Re-Sign Rajon Rondo". NBA.com/lakers. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  21. ^ "Lakers Sign Zach Norvell Jr. to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com/lakers. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  22. ^ a b "Lakers Sign Troy Daniels and Jared Dudley". NBA.com/lakers. July 7, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  23. ^ a b c "Lakers Sign Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, and Danny Green". NBA.com/lakers. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "Lakers Sign Avery Bradley". NBA.com/lakers. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  25. ^ "Lakers Awarded Kostas Antetokounmpo on Waiver Claim". NBA.com. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  26. ^ "Lakers Sign Dwight Howard". NBA.com. August 26, 2019. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  27. ^ "Thunder Signs Mike Muscala". NBA.com/thunder. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  28. ^ "New York Knicks Sign Reggie Bullock and Marcus Morris". NBA.com/knicks. July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  29. ^ "Rockets Sign Free Agent Tyson Chandler". NBA.com/rockets. July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 19, 2019.