Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Los Angeles Lakers Player

Assigning report card grades for a Los Angeles Lakers roster with the worst record in franchise history at 21-61 is primarily about one thing: What, if anything, can these beleaguered players bring to the table next season?

The 2014-15 campaign went in the dumpster early on as far as any playoff hopes were concerned, with evaluation becoming about effort, adaptability to new coach Byron Scott’s grind-it-out system and the chance that unlikely rotation players might become low-cost investments for the future.

The biggest commonality on the team was the inordinate number of injuries. Those included Steve Nash being lost for the entire season and then retiring—thus precluding a report card grade—and last June’s No. 7 overall draft pick, Julius Randle, playing all of 14 minutes before being lost for the remainder of the season with a broken leg.

Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant returned from missing most of last season due to injury, only to be lost for the majority of this year’s campaign with a torn rotator cuff.

And then there was the curious statistic of 14 different players starting at least one game (with 12 starting more than 18 times).

An oddball season is now over, and things can only get better from here, right?


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