The Los Angeles Lakers are wrapping up the worst season in their franchise's storied history, but you can't put that all on the players.
For a second consecutive season, the team has been wracked by injuries—especially to its stars—exposing the lack of true talent on the roster.
You have to hand it to the guys who have suited up. They're playing their tails off trying to win games while the rest of the NBA's bottom-feeders are busy trying to stock up on ping pong balls.
It's refreshing to watch—even if it hurts L.A.'s odds at landing a top draft pick.
These five players in particular can hold their heads high and know they did the organization proud.