There is not much to say for a player that received very little playing time. Forward Josh Powell was usually on the floor in garbage time for the Lakers, but stayed positive and encouraged his team from the bench. Josh put his ego aside and was always one of the first players giving congratulations and high-fives from the bench. That type of player is needed on every team, and their contribution is always under-appreciated.
Powell averaged 4 minutes in the Finals, putting up less than a point and assist a game. Powell also stayed under the radar and may be back next season. His size and mid-range shooting ability can help the Lakers if need be. His energy and willingness to accept a lesser role were crucial, but due to a lack of time on the court he receives a grade of D+. He didn’t get a lot of minutes, but his attitude and impact on the practice floor helped the Lakers win their second consecutive title.
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