The season's halfway mark is rapidly approaching and the Los Angeles Lakers are struggling, there's really no denying that.
The team is currently 15-16 and the 10th seed in the Western Conference. Not exactly the superteam Metta World Peace predicted back before the season started.
The inconsistency shown in that sub-.500 record has frustrated Laker fans across the NBA world and has trickled down to the players.
Some players like Steve Nash have steered clear of that inconsistency and are on the upward trend.
Others, like Pau Gasol, have been the subject of that inconsistency and are on the downward trend.
Read on to see which players are seeing their stock rising and which see their stock falling as the season's halfway point nears.