The team had incredible winning streaks, starting off the year going 8-0 and following the All-Star Break with a 17-1 record.
However, this season also saw the first four-game losing streaks in the Pau Gasol era. Even the last game against the Sacramento Kings was an emotional thriller.
This team was touted as being more talented than last season’s, and expectations were high at the outset. Earning 60 wins was certainly an expectation of most fans and analysts.
More often than not, the team had issues with complacency and playing to the level of the competition. Add to that the fact that every team plays their absolute best against the Lakers because it’s a marquee franchise, and issues were bound to occur.
This article analyzes how well each player did this season. For the most part, I didn’t count injuries too much against them, so long as they played well when they were on the court.
Feel free to let me know where you agree or disagree with these grades. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated.