Los Angeles Lakers: Post All-Star break player rankings

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6.) Danny Green

Danny Green was the prize free agent acquisition for the Lakers this offseason and for the most part, he’s lived up to that expectation. On the season, Green is averaging 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals on 38% 3-point shooting on around five attempts.

Although his net rating is a little bit down from his insane +17.4 last year with the Raptors, Green is still posting a +5.1 net rating this year with the Lakers. To further illustrate Green’s impact, according to ESPN’s DRPM metric, Green is ranked 7th amongst all shooting guards. His limited offensive game is the one thing setting him back from a higher place on this ranking, but everything else about Green’s game has been a huge plus for the Lakers so far this season.

He has the requisite length and size to guard opposing wings to great effect and although his shooting waxes and wanes on a nightly basis, he still has to be respected from beyond the arc. His minutes have been relatively low this season, at only 24.9 per game, but this is due in large part to the balanced rotations that Frank Vogel has, as no player besides LeBron James and Anthony Davis averages more than 26 minutes per game.

The playoffs is where Green should really prove his worth and placement on this ranking, as he’s one of the few players on this Lakers roster who has been a part of several deep postseason runs.