Grading Each Position Going into LA Lakers 2014 Training Camp

In the era of mandated testing and “no basketball player left behind,” we are seeing earlier and more frequent evaluations in the NBA.

In fact, sometimes we have to grade by position for teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers, before players even head into training camp.

Some, such as Carlos Boozer, have yet to play with their new team, while rookies such as Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson are eagerly awaiting their NBA debuts.

There is also the matter of determining depth at each position, predicting how players will fit in with new Lakers head coach Byron Scott and perhaps just a touch of hoping there won’t be the same stupefying number of injuries this time around.

So boldly we go to the crystal ball of judging before the fact.

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