Despite a season filled with bitter disappointments thus far, the Lakers have maintained the strong belief that only time and the return of Steve Nash can solve their woes.
Although the Lakers' past two wins against the Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers may have boosted the morale of the team, there is no doubt that their sub-.500 record has brought doubt and uncertainty to their championship aspirations.
In terms of their roster, the Lakers have had various players perform up to their expectations as well as some players who have failed to do so.
With a roster that does not truly fit Coach D'Antoni's offensive system, the Lakers need to maximize their talent and modify their system in order to have any shot at making a real playoff push.
This list includes some of the biggest underachievers on the roster as well as players who have maximized their talent thus far.