While some players shined in the 100-95 loss in Beijing, China, potentially securing a roster spot or earning future playing time, others wilted beneath the pressure and struggled mightily.
Coach Mike D'Antoni, who will be on the hot seat this season, is going to have his hands full when assessing his roster.
Where will new acquisitions like Nick Young, Chris Kaman and Wesley Johnson fit in? When will Kobe Bryant return from his Achilles injury? How will D'Antoni maximize the team’s potential in his uptempo offense?
These are all questions that are going to need answers from the Lakers coach. But the winners and losers of Week 2 of the preseason will help him, at least to some extent, in answering them.