It was a tumultuous season with minimal moments for fans to be excited about. On top of being the most injured team in the league, this year’s version of the Lakers have the dubious honor of being the worst team in franchise history since moving to LA.
However, this mix and match cast of players fought night in and night out. Often over-matched, this squad was rarely out-worked. While they will be remembered in the record books for their futility, the fans who watched them will remember the heart they showed night in and night out. They’ll remember the Swaggy P four-point plays, the Jordan Hill offensive rebounds, and the night Steve Blake silenced Houston.
It’s hard to hand out awards to a team that lost 50+ games. Can someone be “most valuable” on a team with sub-30 wins? How much can one person improve on a team that will finish with a top-6 lottery pick? We certainly gave our best effort as a staff, naming our MVP, most improved player, best newcomer, and picking out the best moment in this ugly season.