The Los Angeles Lakers have made it through the first quarter of the NBA season a little bruised up with a losing record. Yes, the team that was projecting a 60-plus win season is now struggling to put the pieces together to win at least 50.
The depth on this Laker team is almost non-existent, and injury problems to starting point guard Steve Nash has left this team in a major bind. To compound that, power forward Pau Gasol can’t find himself in the new Mike D’Antoni offense and is suffering from tendinitis in his knees.
Even though the Lakers have a losing record, there are still some awards that need to be handed out for the first quarter of the season. Let’s take a closer look at who has earned some credence for their play so far.
Stats used in this article were accurate as of December 13, 2012.