Power Ranking Los Angeles Lakers Players Heading into 2014-15 NBA Season

It is time for that annual rite of passage known as the Los Angeles Lakers power rankings—a qualitative judgment of the best and most powerful players on a roster stocked with aging stars, reclamation projects, drafts busts and unproven rookies.

The Lakers’ present-day story really isn’t all that bad, however. They are going through what all teams go through at some point—a rebuilding process made necessary by the passing of time.

Some teams never get it right, but Los Angeles has succeeded many times over and has the banners to show for it.

The power rankings reflect where players are at this moment as they head into the 2014-15 regular season but also take into consideration both future upside and ongoing decline.

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