Los Angeles Lakers: Player grades through All-Star break

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1. LeBron James

LeBron James continues to defeat father-time. It’s incredible what he is doing in Year 17 and he is playing some of the best basketball of his career somehow. To top it off he is leading the league in assists by a wide margin while running the point guard position on offense.

Bringing in AD has been amazing for Bron, as the two have synced together so well. With the duo, you put the Lakers are title contenders as we start to hit the home stretch of the season.

LeBron is averaging 25 points. 10.8 assists and 7.8 rebounds per night. He is also doing that in the least amount of minutes in his career. He is only playing in 34.9 minutes per night.

He’s on pace to have the highest BPM of his career. He is playing elite basketball at age 35 on both ends of the floor. It’s truly special to watch the body of work he puts in on a nightly basis.

He is the key that makes the Lakers go. When he is not on the court, the Lakers struggle. So getting as much rest as possible for him before the playoffs is key. They will need him to play 40 minutes per night in the playoffs.

This is one of the easiest grades in this article. The stat lines are still incredible and no one can replace him. Playoff LeBron should catapult him to A+ status.

35 years old and still a work of art.


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Grade: A