The Los Angeles Lakers have six games remaining on their schedule and must go 6-0 if they hope to avoid finishing with the worst record in franchise history. With five of the six games coming against teams in playoff contention, the negative feat appears to be all but a formality.
As the season winds down, the reality that several of the players on the current roster likely won’t be back next season begins to set in. Nick Young is reportedly leaning towards opting out of his contract, Pau Gasol may sign elsewhere, and Jordan Hill stated he isn’t interested in returning under a similar role.
Steve Nash is closing in on passing Mark Jackson for third on the all-time assists leaders list, but how much the 40-year-old point guard will play in the remaining games is unclear. D’Antoni said Nash wasn’t being shut down following Friday’s loss, but the point guard has already been declared out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Check out the biggest stories from the week:
Phil Jackson meets with former Laker Lamar Odom
Lakers lead NBA in most searches on Google, ahead of Heat
Mike D’Antoni thinks Steve Nash will play again this season
Xavier Henry officially ruled out for the season
Pau Gasol reportedly to draw interest from multiple teams
Lakers may be leaning towards sitting Gasol for final games
Nick Young rumored to be set to opt out of contract
Xavier Henry wants to re-sign with the Lakers
Jodie Meeks wants to remain with the Lakers next season
Jordan Hill won’t re-sign if given same role with Lakers
Lakers rumored to be leaning towards keeping Mike D’Antoni
Pau Gasol thinks he may have come back too early from vertigo
Mike D’Antoni explains Chris Kaman’s limited minutes
Lakers planning to build new training center
Steve Nash acknowledges next year ‘isn’t guaranteed’
Lakers planning to keep Steve Nash next season
Kevin Love wants to be ‘big time in a big city’
Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Meets With Jim Buss, ‘Goal Is To Win And Win Now’