Obviously, the rest of the season is a mere formality for the Los Angeles Lakers.
But the team's situation does provide a unique opportunity for a handful of players to shine.
Los Angeles only has three players under contract for next year, so pretty much everyone on the roster is playing for their job—whether it's with the Lakers or somewhere else.
Most of these guys are young and have a lot to prove. The last six weeks of the season will serve as an extended audition, and the entire league is invited to see if these players are worth a look in the future.
Here are the five players who will most welcome the spotlight down the stretch.