Grading Every Los Angeles Lakers Player Heading into 2015 NBA All-Star Break

No team needed the All-Star break as much the Los Angeles Lakers did.

The purple and gold are reeling after losing 15 of their last 16 contests and now look objectively worse than any team in the NBA not named the New York Knicks.

Let's use this natural pause in the campaign to reflect on the performance of each individual Laker so far this season and assign a letter grade.

Grades were determined relative to expectations heading into the season. Note that just because one player has a higher grade than another does not necessarily mean that player has been better; rather, he has just performed better relative to what was anticipated from him.

With that in mind, let's look at the Lakers' first-half report card.

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