Los Angeles Lakers: Player grades through All-Star break

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10. Alex Caruso

Alex Caruso is a fan favorite of Lakers fans. Deemed with the nickname the Bald Mamba. He has dazzled fans with alley-oop dunks and much more.

He isn’t the most flashy player and doesn’t possess the most skills on the court. But whenever he comes into the game he provides the team with a jolt of energy. He gets the crowd and his teammates into it and has played his role well.

There are results when he is on the court, regardless of his minuscule stat line. His DBPM sits at 1.3 and his offensive and defensive win shares are both positive. He has 0.5 OWS and 1.3 DWS, good for 1.8 WS.

He isn’t going to make or break this team and he won’t ever put up monster lines. But putting aside the stat lines and looking at how the team plays differently with him on the court. The numbers show and he has a positive impact on this team.

Grade: B