Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Kobe Bryant*, LAL SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics629.5.425.8570.54.36.31.121.20.25.713.8
2015 Projections5731.3.450.8411.24.54.71.471.10.33.221.6
2015 Outlook: Kobe returned from Achilles surgery to play in six games in December before a fractured knee forced him to miss the remainder of the season. The 36-year-old future Hall of Famer has put a lot of mileage on his body during the course of his 18-year career, but his competitive spirit should allow him to remain a force for a few more seasons if he can remain healthy. Remember, it was only two seasons ago when he posted 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 3-pointers per game. Given his age and injury concerns, Kobe will be a high-risk/high-reward candidate with major upside potential this season. --BM
2. Nick Young*, LAL SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6428.3.435.8252.12.61.51.000.70.21.517.9
2015 Projections6827.4.427.8291.92.51.41.080.70.21.315.8
2015 Outlook: A talented scorer and shooter who can also be wildly inconsistent, Swaggy P will have an opportunity to earn plenty of minutes for the revamped Lakers in 2014-15. His value will be closely tied to the health of Kobe Bryant, but Young should still be a great option for points and 3-pointers even with Kobe healthy. Young averaged an extremely productive 17.9 points and 2.1 3-pointers in just 28.3 minutes last season, and he should remain an explosive offensive player in fantasy leagues for the Lakers this year. --BM
3. Wesley Johnson, LAL SF, SG, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7928.4.425.7921.34.41.61.381.11.01.19.1
2015 Projections7525.8.418.7791.13.81.31.180.90.81.18.4
2015 Outlook: The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Johnson has not exactly progressed the way many hoped he would. After three underwhelming seasons between Minnesota and Phoenix, he earned a career high 28.4 minutes per game for the injury-depleted Lakers last season. He posted a versatile 1.1 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 1.3 3-pointers, but was largely inconsistent on a night-to-night basis. The Lakers like Johnson's athleticism and length, but he has shown only glimpses of promise as a fantasy prospect. He's unlikely to be an option in standard leagues unless injuries ravage the Lakers again this season. --BM
4. Xavier Henry, LAL SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4321.1.417.6550.72.71.20.891.00.21.310.0
2015 Projections4518.1.412.6460.42.40.90.910.80.21.07.6
5. Wayne Ellington, LAL SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics458.7.437.9090.61.00.41.730.40.00.23.2
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