It's safe to assume that no one, not even the biggest non-believer, expected the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers to only have one win after the first week of the season, but that is exactly the case so far.
A lack of chemistry, timing and consistency have the Lakers with a 1-3 record in the win-loss column. Not to mention that All-Star point guard Steve Nash is out at least a week with a displaced fracture in his fibula, so the season is off to a less than desirable start.
Luckily for the Lakers, they were able to face one of the NBA's worst teams in the Detroit Pistons Sunday, which proved to be a much needed get-right game with the Lakers coming away with a 108-79 victory.
Despite their inconsistent play, there have been a few positives worth noting in the first four games of the Lakers' season. There have been stretches when the Lakers played like a well-oiled machine before defensive lapses and the turnover woes that plagued them during the preseason left the Lakers in holes that their formidable talent alone has been unable to dig their way out of.
With that in mind, here are initial grades for each Lakers player after the first week of the season, starting from the end of the bench and finishing with the starters' evaluations.