How much of the Lakers' troubles this season should be attributed to injuries?
The Lakers have had just one game all season with their full roster, an opening-night loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Starting point guard Steve Nash was injured in the team's second game. Backup point guard Steve Blake would go down next with an abdominal tear in early November. Eventually reserve big man Jordan Hill was lost for the season because of a hip injury.
Center Dwight Howard has been in and out of the lineup with shoulder issues. Power forward Pau Gasol sat with knee issues and is now down with a foot injury.
Recently Blake returned from his abdominal injury. Since then, the Lakers have won 13 of their last 19 games (68.4%).
The Lakers were able to win only 19 of their first 44 games (43.2%). Before Blake's return, the Lakers had won 25% of their away games. They've since won six of 11 (54.6%).