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SOUND OFF: 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers’ ESPN Player Rankings Reviewed by Momizat on . For the last couple of years, the ESPN Forecast panel has predicted the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming season on a scale of 1-10. With E For the last couple of years, the ESPN Forecast panel has predicted the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming season on a scale of 1-10. With E Rating:
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SOUND OFF: 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers’ ESPN Player Rankings

Kobe, Gasol, NashFor the last couple of years, the ESPN Forecast panel has predicted the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming season on a scale of 1-10.

With ESPN recently ranking Kobe Bryant 25th among 500 NBA players, here are the complete rankings for the entire 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers:

25. Kobe Bryant – 7.78 – 2012 Rank: 6

29. Pau Gasol – 7.53 – 2012 Rank: 15

88. Steve Nash – 5.93 – 2012 Rank: 19

176. Chris Kaman – 4.59 – 2012 Rank: 113

228. Nick Young – 4.09 – 2012 Rank: 165

237. Jordan Hill – 4.00 – 2012 Rank: 219

253. Steve Blake – 3.86 – 2012 Rank: 239

276. Jodie Meeks – 3.57 – 2012 Rank: 248

305. Jordan Farmar – 3.22 – 2012 Rank: NR

336. Wesley Johnson – 2.97 – 2012 Rank: 322

432. Robert Sacre – 2.29 – 2012 Rank: 491

451. Xavier Henry – 2.19 – 2012 Rank: 328

460. Elias Harris – 2.08 – 2012 Rank: NR

477. Ryan Kelly - 1.95 – 2012 Rank: NR

* Players not ranked in Top 500: Marcus Landry, Shawne Williams

Most of you have already voiced your opinion on Kobe’s ranking among NBA players, but what about the rest of the players? Which players are ranked too high or too low according to ESPN?

Leave a comment below with your opinions on ESPN’s rankings and where the Lakers players should truly rank.

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  • Bella Vita

    i guess not only Kobe, but all Lakers players should have a very big chip on their shoulders, since everybody is ranked way lower then last year

  • hookedonnews

    I think these guys need to send their crystal ball in for repairs. It is obviously not working.

  • Ace

    did they really just drop nick young that low in the rankings? yea the season hasn’t started but have they seen what this kid is capable of? i’m no basketball expert but i know stupidity n hate when i see it. I know Mamba will lift these guys up though. Laker4Life

  • juan dela cruz

    it is not good business for ESPN to have lakers players get high rankings even if they deserve it. we have to remember, ESPN does not have coverage on games of lakers. ESPN needs to protect the players were they have coverage. it is all about money.

  • Tony

    I agree with Mr. McVey….fly under the radar, win 70, put everyone on their asses, and bring us home another Larry!

  • Brian Honeycutt

    Eh, making predictions like this before anything has been done is pretty much just speculation. About as much meaning as an athlete saying they need to score points and play good defense to win the game.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    The NBA has become expensive to watch.Lakers make us pay for the TWC channel,before it was free on KCAL 9 and now we gotta pay.Home games were on Prime Ticket but road games were free.Now all teams have forced NBA fans to buy top tier cable or satellite packages that are very expensive,just to watch the local team play on the sports regional network.

    It’s ESPN what do you expect,they charge top dollar for their channel and they underestimate the Lakers!The ESPN player rankings are inaccurate IMO.ESPN loves LBJ therefore they are bias towards the Heat and hating on the Lakers.Screw ESPN!

  • dtuck33333

    kobe is top 5

  • ra

    rankings schmankings. Again, ESPN is bad at predicting anything, and makes money just ‘having’ these predictions. They can’t even predict the Final Four (during March madness). How ‘on earth’ can they even come close to accurately predicting any type of ranking of hundreds of players. The odds are ‘zero’.

    Also, it is completely and entirely ‘subjective’. Remember, that most of these people (at ESPN) are just reporters, that’s all. People who read queue cards, and have sports opinions like any other couch potato (or armchair coach).

    They’ve even come up with a ‘pseudo-statistical’ method of ranking teams, which is essentially based (ultimately) on wins and losses (and an few other parameters). At the end of the year, this statistical method happens to match the final standings, because that’s all they are doing – showing that the teams with the most wins are in playoff positions. HA. Pseudo-mathematics, by sports weenies, that’s all.

    Don’t buy ‘any of it’.

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