The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the best defensive teams in the league the last two seasons, ranking in the top ten in 2010 and 2011. But this doesn’t mean every player wearing purple and gold is a great individual defender.
The recent criticisms of Derek Fisher’s defense are well documented and usually warranted. But D-Fish certainly isn’t the only questionable defender on the team.
This article will rank the five worst defenders on the Lakers.
I only ranked players who played more than nine minutes per game. It’s a little unfair to pick on the guys who don’t play.