Los Angeles Lakers: Player grades through All-Star break

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The Los Angeles Lakers are at the top of the Western Conference into the break. We take a look at every players performance and give them a season grade.

The Los Angeles Lakers sprinted into the All-Star break with the best record in the West. They started out very hot but have since played up-and-down basketball. They stuck with the same roster and chose not to make any moves at the deadline.

They have since shown interest in Dion Waiters and J. R. Smith, as they now look to improve their roster on the buyout market. The Lakers need to shore up their offensive deficiencies as they start to head into the later stages of the season.

As the playoffs start to get closer and closer, the court starts to shorten into halfcourt sets. Which means guys who can create their own shots and shoot are integral.

53 games through the season with 41 wins means there has been a lot of good moments for the Lakers. There have been signings and trades that have panned out and there have been others that haven’t played many parts.

There is a wide array of grades that we have through here. With no trades or action at the deadline, it also allows us to do an end of season grade. That way we can see if any player improved in the playoff stretch and helped carry this team to the next level.

With championship aspirations on their mind, they’re going to need players to get even better. There is always room for improvement and that’s why no player gets an A+.

Now let’s take a look at each player’s grade as we hit the All-Star break. Without any action for a few days, hopefully, this gets all of us to the next game.