From Media Day until opening night, NBA.com’s John Schuhmann will provide a key stat for each team in the league and show you, with film and analysis, why it matters. Up next are the Los Angeles Lakers, who could be in danger of missing the playoffs for just the third time in the last 38 years.
107.8 percent – Points per 100 possessions allowed by the Lakers in 1,229 minutes with Dwight Howard off the floor last season.
That number would have ranked 28th in the league over the full season. But when Howard was on the floor, the Lakers allowed just 101.7 points per 100 possessions, which would have ranked 10th in the league.
Though Howard was recovering from back surgery and dealing with a shoulder…
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