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Kobe Bryant took to the hardwood at the team's facility at 7 a.m. for a two-hour basketball workout on Monday morning following a family trip to Europe. Kobe Bryant Returns to the Court | 2014 Player Capsule: Kobe Bryant

Kent Bazemore played just 11 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, Apr. 6, before exiting with a foot injury. An MRI on Monday, Apr. 7, revealed a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot. Bazemore missed the final five games of the regular season and underwent successful surgery on Apr. 16. Press Release | Kent Bazemore: 2014 Exit Interview | 2014 Player Capsule: Kent Bazemore

Xavier Henry was shutdown for the rest of the season, after having continued soreness in his right knee. He was also dealing with a torn ligament in his wrist, an injury suffered on Mar. 21 vs. Washington. He underwent successful surgery to repair the torn ligament in his left wrist as well as the cartilage abnormality in his knee on Apr. 11. Press Release | Xavier Henry: 2014 Exit Interview

Pau Gasol played just 19 minutes vs. Orlando on Sunday, Mar. 23, and did not start the second half because of dizziness and nausea. After having spent the night in the hospital, Gasol was diagnosed as having vertigo. The Spaniard missed the last eight games of the regular season and 12 of the last 13. Pau Gasol: 2014 Exit Interview

Steve Nash dished out five assists vs. Houston on Tuesday, Apr. 8, to pass Mark Jackson (10,334) for third all-time in assists in NBA history. He now trails only John Stockton (15,806) and Jason Kidd (12,091) on the career assists list. Blog: Nash Now Third in All-Time Assists | Steve Nash: 2014 Exit Interview

Chris Kaman scored a season-high 28 points vs. Phoenix on Sunday, Mar. 30, and also tied season-high marks of 17 rebounds and six assists. He missed the final eight games of the regular season due to a right calf injury. Chris Kaman: 2014 Exit Interview

Jordan Hill scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds at San Antonio. In the final five games to end the season, Hill averaged 15.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks on 54.8 percent field goals. Jordan Hill: 2014 Exit Interview

Ryan Kelly scored 12 points and eight rebounds at San Antonio. In the final five games of the season, Kelly posted averages of 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Ryan Kelly: 2014 Exit Interview

Wesley Johnson grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds, to go along with 15 points and four assists vs. Memphis on Sunday. He finished with an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double at San Antonio to end the season. Wesley Johnson: 2014 Exit Interview

Jodie Meeks recorded a team-high 20 points vs. Memphis on Sunday, then followed that performance up with 23 points at Utah. He posted 14 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals at San Antonio. Jodie Meeks: 2014 Exit Interview

Kendall Marshall scored 15 points and dished out 11 assists at San Antonio. It was his fourth double-digit assist effort in April to end the season. Kendall Marshall: 2014 Exit Interview

Jordan Farmar tallied 10 points and six assists off the bench at San Antonio, the fourth time in the final five games of the season he's dished out at least six dimes. Jordan Farmar: 2014 Exit Interview

Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points off the bench at Utah, besting his previous mark of 40 vs. Portland on Apr. 1. He scored 16 points and grabbed six boards in the regular-season finale at San Antonio. Nick Young: 2014 Exit Interview

Robert Sacre scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench at Utah, then followed that game up with 10 points and three boards in the regular-season finale at San Antonio. Robert Sacre: 2014 Exit Interview

MarShon Brooks scored seven points in nine minutes off the bench in the regular-season finale at San Antonio. MarShon Brooks: 2014 Exit Interview | 2014 Player Capsule: MarShon Brooks

Getting Social

Jordan Farmar and Nick Young hit the diamond to take part in the pregame festivities at Chavez Ravine. First Pitch at Dodger Stadium

Jordan Farmar and Nick Young returned to STAPLES Center, this time to take in some playoff hockey and support the L.A. Kings. Farmar, Young Attend Kings Game

Jodie Meeks and Kendall Marshall enjoyed some baseball at Chavez Ravine on Friday, Apr. 18. Jodie Meeks at the Dodgers Game | Seventh Inning Stretch with Kendall Marshall

After exit interviews, some players thanked the fans for their support throughout the year. Lakers Say Thank You for Support

Some of the players took to Twitter to thank the fans and their teammates. Lakers Say Goodbye to 2013-14 Season

Last Game(s)

In case you missed anything from the last two games, get caught up to date with our game and postgame coverage:

Lakers at Spurs: Gameday | Running Diary | Postgame Numbers | Photo Gallery

Lakers at Jazz: Gameday | Running Diary | Postgame Numbers | Photo Gallery

A Deeper Look

It's no secret the landscape of the NBA has changed. Fewer teams employ traditional five-man lineups with a power forward and center. Rather, you will find a small forward or swingman playing a stretch-four alongside a power forward at the center position. Here's an in-depth look at how the league has developed over the past several years. Skill Ball

Despite Kobe Bryant being sidelined the first 19 games of the year, the Lakers jumped out to a 10-9 record in part due to teamwork and chemistry. A promising start, however, was soon derailed by injuries and thus, the constant shuffling of the starting lineup nearly every other game. Without key players Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash for extended periods throughout the season, the team struggled to string together any type of consistency on the court. Here is an infographic look that examines the 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers season. 2013-14 End of Season Infographic

Coach Mike D'Antoni and general manager Mitch Kupchak addressed assembled media members at the team's practice facility on the final day of exit interviews. Mike D'Antoni: 2014 Exit Interview | Mitch Kupchak: 2014 Exit Interview

The two-time NBA MVP joined Lakers.com on the final Lakers road trip of the season to delve into the mental and physical aspects of playing the position, and stuck around to wax philosophical on the relative yet meaningful place of sports within the world and more. The Art of Playing Point Guard

The Lakers signed Mitch Kupchak to a contract extension, aiming to continue a run of success that's included six trips to the NBA Finals and four championships in the last 13 seasons. Here are the six degrees of separation for Kupchak that take a closer look at his body of work in Los Angeles. Mitch Kupchak Infographic

From a small town in North Carolina to the Bay Area to Los Angeles, Kent Bazemore still carries his small-town roots in pursuit of greatness. Bazemore's Journey Fuels Big-Time Dream

Lakers.com had a chance to ride along with Kent Bazemore from El Segundo to STAPLES Center on game day as well as hang out with him after practice. Kent Bazemore Ride Along | Driving Range with Kent Bazemore

Thirty years ago, on Apr. 5, 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke the NBA’s All-Time Scoring Record. We take a look back to some of the great moments from Kareem’s Hall of Fame career. Read More | Blog: Kareem 30 Years Later

Voices In The News

Following the Lakers 113-100 win at San Antonio, coach Mike D'Antoni and some of the players addressed the media:

D'Antoni on the final two games of the season:

“We played with effort. We did what we were supposed to. Guys played hard, made some shots and they were having fun out there. I thought the last two games they did that well.”

Nick Young on the team's performance:

“That’s just been us all year, not to give up or go through the motions. We try to go out there and play our hearts out and get a victory.”

Robert Sacre on the team's effort through the final game of the year:

“I think it’s just the character of our guys. Guys are playing hard every night. It just shows that none of us are going to give up. We’re always going to keep working to get better.”

The Laker Girls

Blake shares her thoughts on the Lakers season thus far in the latest Laker Girl blog. READ MORE

Learn what it takes to be a Laker Girl at this workshop held on June 14, 2014. READ MORE

We asked Lakers small forward Nick Young and Laker Girl Chloe to answer a round of "Would You Rather" questions on a motley crew of topics. Here's what they had to say: Would You Rather: Nick Young vs. Chloe | Laker Girl Chloe's Profile

Laker Girl Auditions for the 2014-15 season will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014. READ MORE

Check out the latest Laker Girl Fitness Profiles from Jessie, Hunter, Blake, Rebekah, Jennifer and Shelbie B. READ MORE

Lakers Community

On Monday, the Lakers held their 24th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. Be sure to check out @Lakers and @LakersScene on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look. Photo Gallery

Before Monday's practice on Mar. 17, the Lakers had a team signing session. Be sure to check out @Lakers and @LakersScene on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look.