Los Angeles Lakers: Post All-Star break player rankings

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With the final stretch of the season in sight, let’s take another look at the who the best players on the Los Angeles Lakers are.

We’ve finally made it past the All-Star break, which is generally seen as the halfway point of the season (even though it’s more of a two-third way point of the season) and are entering the final 20-25 games of the season. With that in mind, it feels right to take another look at this roster, and see how much our initial player rankings for the Los Angeles Lakers changed from before the start of this regular season.

A lot has changed since the first player ranking we did prior to the start of this season, but at the same time, much has stayed the same. The Los Angeles Lakers stood pat at the trade deadline, and opted to add impact players in the buyout market instead. They succeeded and signed former Pistons forward Markieff Morris, and had to waive DeMarcus Cousins to open the roster spot.

But looking at this team as a whole, they have a great record, are 6th in offensive rating, 3rd in defensive rating, and 2nd in net rating. LeBron James is still the league leader in assists at 10.6 per game, and is on track to having yet another stellar overall statistical season. Anthony Davis is a front-runner for Defensive Player of the Year, and is averaging a cool 26.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 2.5 blocks.

In addition, the Lakers role players have also stepped up and have completely changed the way we view the pecking order of this time relative to what we expected coming into the season. Obviously, certain players haven’t quite lived up to the expectations put upon them going into this season, but that disappointment is mitigated by the over-performance of other players.

With all of that in mind, let’s take another look at this Laker’s roster and see where each player stands.