Ranking the L.A. Lakers' 5 Most Improved Players This Season

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Ranking the L.A. Lakers' 5 Most Improved Players This Season
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In the midst of a Lakers resurgence, it is clear that the Los Angeles has finally found a winning formula that has worked and allowed their roster to improve and flourish.

While most of the credit can go to Kobe Bryant's discovery of the fountain of youth, it is apparent that a slower pace and a more deliberate dictation of the tempo of the game has allowed the Lakers to make full use of each of their weapons. 

While a lot of the Lakers' role players have had struggles throughout this season, the majority of them have found their respective niches and are developing real cohesion and chemistry.

Although it is hard to deliberate who has truly improved more than another on a roster where under-performance was such a huge factor earlier on, it is apparent that the only way to truly determine this is via the intangibles they fill.

Thus, the three factors used in this list of the top five most improved players this season are:

  • Contributions to the system
  • Defensive Impact
  • Offensive Impact

Stats are accurate as of March 8.

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