5 Surprising Statistics That Are Defining the Los Angeles Lakers’ Season

The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling through a rough season.

After a terrible start, L.A. has corrected course somewhat and been respectable over their past 15 games.

Taking a look at the numbers reveals the underlying problems driving the team's up-and-down play. 

The offense is hurting from a lack of ball movement, stemming from Kobe Bryant's prolific shot-hoisting. The defense suffers from the same problems they had last season, to go along with sub-par rebounding.

And maybe most telling of all is the lineup data, illuminating which units are working for the Lakers and which—perhaps more importantly—are not.

Here are five statistics that are defining the Lakers' season.

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