The 2012-13 NBA roster has been released by the Los Angeles Lakers. The team will start the season with 15 players. The team waived second-year guard Andrew Goudelock on Saturday in their final move before opening night. Other notable departures from the team include veteran guard Shaun Livingston and guard Dwight Howard. Listed below is the complete list of players on the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers roster. You can sort the list by column headings to find players with certain traits.
In the offseason, the Lakers traded Dwight Howard and retired Shaquille O’Neal’s number 34. The team also traded for Dwight Howard prior to the season. In addition, the team fired head coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start and hired new coach Mike D’Antoni. After missing the entire 2011-12 season with a hip injury, Steve Nash was back in the lineup in December. Earl Clark was also added to the lineup in January.
The 2012-13 season was a pivotal year in the Lakers’ past. The front office traded for players like Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Pau Gasol, creating an extremely star-studded roster. The Lakers failed to reach the Western Conference Finals, and without a play in, they would not have a chance of reaching the postseason. In order to avoid the same fate, the Lakers traded Kobe Bryant, a disgruntled center, and guard Steve Nash, a disgruntled Phoenix Sun. Despite the Lakers’ struggles, the team still made the playoffs last year.