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. Ryan Kelly, LAL SF, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5922.2.423.8150.83.71.62.020.50.80.88.0
2015 Projections6419.2.422.8130.73.21.42.000.50.70.76.9
2015 Outlook: Kelly had some solid stretches for the injury-depleted Lakers as a rookie with 10.2 points, 4.5 boards, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.9 3-pointers in 25 starts. With the additions of Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle and Ed Davis, he'll have a hard time duplicating his success as in his second season. There's limited upside here, and Kelly can safely be ignored in fantasy leagues unless injuries hit the Lakers again this season. --BM
5. 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