The first week of training camp for the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers is officially in the books now that the Lakers have completed their first game of the preseason, a 110-83 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Some players take advantage of the opportunity and make good impressions on the coaching staff, while other players may seem to be falling out of favor at this early stage of the preseason.
The Lakers starting lineup is already set in stone with Steve Nash at point guard, Kobe Bryant at shooting guard, Metta World Peace at small forward, Pau Gasol at power forward and Dwight Howard at center (when he's healthy enough to return).
The bench is where players are jockeying for playing time, but that doesn't necessarily mean a starter or two can't make a "winning" impression early in training camp.
The Lakers have both veterans and rookies competing for spots in the regular-season rotation. Training camp and preseason games give the players in competition for playing time valuable minutes on the court, as the starters will play sparingly in an attempt to keep them healthy for the regular season.
With that said, let's take a look at which Lakers players appear to be early "winners" and which could be labeled as "losers" after the first week of training camp.