Thankfully, mercifully, it’s at an end. The first 60 loss team in franchise history. Misguided from the start — management spent too much of the summer pretending competitiveness was a legitimate possibility — things fell apart rapidly and (fortunately for them) completely enough that math thinks the Lakers will keep their draft pick. In a season this bad, it’s hard to draw too many lessons. In Mamba parlance, it’s one to flush. But, if you’ll pardon the imagery, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few useful nuggets swirling around the bowl.
Here are five definitive lessons we learned about the Lakers this year that matter going forward (skipping Jordan Clarkson, because we covered all the implications of his emergence last week).
BEGIN SLIDESHOW: Five Things The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers Season Taught Us