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Los Angeles Lakers Roster 2004-2005

Los Angeles Lakers roster 2004-2005:

There were a lot of changes in the Lakers roster for the 2004-2005 Season. Here you have a summary:

2004-2005 Player Movements
Kobe Bryant
(re-signed)
Rudy Tomjanovich
(coach)
Vlade Divac

(free agent from Kings)
Slava Medvedenko
(re-signed)
Frank Hamblen
(interim coach)
    Derek Fisher
(free agent to Golden St. Warriors)
Phil Jackson

(coach)
Jamal Sampson

(to Charlotte Bobcats)
Kareem Rush
(traded to Bobcats for draft picks)
Karl Malone
(retired)
Rudy Tomjanovich
(resigned after 43 games, health issues)
Lamar Odom Lakers  
Caron Butler trade Shaquille O'Neal
Brian Grant Miami Heat  
Chris Mihm Lakers Gary Payton
Chucky Atkins trade Rick Fox (retired after trade)
Jumaine Jones Boston Celtics 2005 or 2006
1st round draft pick

Kobe Bryant signed a 7-year deal was the leader of a new roster. Lamar Odom was supposed to be the rising star and
Vlade Divac to add all his experience. But the absence of Shaquille O'Neal was a big hole impossible to fill.
You can find more information about the trades here.

The 2004-2005 Lakers looked like this:

NO. PLAYER POS HT WT YRS DOB more...
18 Sasha Vujacic PG 6-7 193 R 3/8/84 view jersey
9 Chucky Atkins PG 5-11 160 5 8/14/74 view jersey
5 Tierre Brown PG 6-2 189 3 6/3/79 view jersey
8 Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 220 8 8/23/78 view jersey
15 Tony Bobbitt * SG 6-4 190 R 10/22/79 view jersey
21 Kareem Rush ** SG 6-6 215 2 10/30/80 view jersey
4 Luke Walton SF 6-8 235 1 3/28/80 view jersey
1 Caron Butler SF 6-7 220 2 3/13/80 view jersey
3 Devean George SF 6-8 240 5 8/29/77 view jersey
20 Jumaine Jones SF 6-8 218 5 2/10/79 view jersey
7 Lamar Odom SF 6-10 232 5 11/6/79 view jersey
43 Brian Cook PF 6-9 234 1 12/4/80 view jersey
14 Stanislav Medvedenko PF/C 6-10 255 4 4/4/79 view jersey
55 Brian Grant PF/C 6-9 254 10 3/5/72 view jersey
31 Chris Mihm C 7-0 265 4 7/16/69 view jersey
12 Vlade Divac C 7-1 260 15 2/3/68 view jersey
* added to replace Rush   ** traded to Charlotte with the season already started
PG: point guard, SG: shooting guard, SF: small forward, PF: power forward, C: center

Head Coach: Frank Hamblen (Rudy Tomjanovich resigned after 43 games)
Assistant Coaches: Larry Smith
Mike Wells
Melvin Hunt
Chris Bodaken
* Kurt Rambis
* Brian Shaw
Trainer: Gary Vitti
* they were added to the coaching staff when Tomjanovich resigned due to health issues and assistant Frank Hamblen assumed as the interim head coach.

 

 

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