Los Angeles Lakers
Rookies: F Ryan Kelly
Free Agents: G Jordan Farmar, F Wesley Johnson, C Chris Kaman, C Robert Sacre (re-signed), F/G Nick Young, F Elias Harris
Free Agents: F Earl Clark, C Dwight Howard, Andrew Goudelock
Waived: F Metta World Peace (amnesty), Chris Duhon
The Lakers did nothing that could help them contend for a championship this season. Kaman, Young and Johnson are all decent pieces and could help Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol make a playoff push, but that’s about it.
On that alone, plus watching Howard bolt for Houston, the Lakers get an F.
But while the Clippers have certainly upstaged the Lakers for now, look at what they have for the following summer.
The Lakers have their cleanest slate in quite some time as they only have one significant contract (Nash) on the books and could have close to $50 million in cap space. For that they get an A as they will be major players next summer.
Average that out and you get the Lakers grade for now.