10. LeBron James
It has been just one season for LeBron James (not even a whole one), but his numbers and contribution are undeniable. 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists playing a career-low 35.2 minutes per game.
The Lakers were third in the Western Conference and just starting to develop the chemistry of a very young core led by the greatest player in the league, when LeBron went down on Christmas Day, missing the following 17 games with a groin injury.
It is easy to imagine that the Lakers would have a (hopefully long) playoff run if Bron was not forced to miss so many games. Western Conference Finals might have been a possible end out for LA and LeBron would have certainly made his best to try and drag them through the Warriors and to the NBA Finals.
Anyway, the highlights are multiple for the season.
A 51-point game.
Eight triple-doubles in 55 games
A double triple-double game in tandem with Lonzo Ball.
You just have to choose.
It was not a season to remember for the Lakers, but LeBron started to have an impact on the organization on and off the floor and in the end, it delivered Anthony Davis and a new team expected to seriously contend for the championship.
It has been just a year, but so much was needed for LeBron to put his stamp on the organization.