Below is the Los Angeles Lakers Win Chart up to tonight’s contest against the Milwaukee Bucks (here’s what the numbers mean).
As you can see the Lakers are an extremely top-heavy team. Their wins come almost exclusively from 4 mega-producers: Kobe, Pau, Lamar, and –surprise to those who didn’t read last season’s Orlando Magic Win Chart — newcomer SF Matt Barnes. Barnes is an extremely productive player and its a crime that he stayed on the market as long as he did this summer.
On the other hand, the Lakers bench stinks to high heaven. Besides Shannon Brown, the team has no one productive. Ron Artest is playing terrible defense as well. And once you get down to their third string, its full of players who probably should not be in the NBA.
Kobe is having a terrific start to the season, posting some of his highest win numbers of his career. His defense is magnificent as always, and he is rebounding quite well.