Blue, who played just two games in 2014-15, ended his season on a relative high, averaging 11.0 points, 1.0 three-pointers, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.5 steals in 37 minutes per game. He shot 30 percent from the field on 15.0 attempts, 40 percent from the line on 2.5 attempts and 20 percent from three-point range on 5.0 attempts.
Black, who went undrafted, but signed with the Houston Rockets to begin the 2014-15 season, ended his first NBA season playing a significant role for the Los Angeles Lakers. Waived by the Rockets when Josh Smith was signed, Black was quickly snapped up by the Lakers and played an important role down the stretch. Black averaged 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 19 minutes, through 63 games, of which he started 39. He shot 58 percent from the field on 4.3 attempts and 55 percent from the line on 1.9 attempts.
Clarkson, a second-round rookie, had a phenomenal end to his first NBA season. He closed out the season averaging 11.9 points, 0.6 three-pointers, 3.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocks, shooting 45 percent from the field on 10.1 attempts and 83 percent from the line on 2.7 attempts in 25 minutes through 59 games.
Johnson had an up-and-down season with the Lakers, struggling to find a consistent role for much of the season under new coach Byron Scott. The former lottery pick averaged 9.9 points, 1.2 three-pointers, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks in 30 minutes through 76 games. He shot 41 percent from the field on 9.1 attempts and 80 percent from the line on 1.5 attempts per game.
Brown signed with the Lakers late in the 2014-15 campaign, but he logged heavy minutes down the stretch with the Lakers' backcourt players going down at an alarming rate. The rookie guard averaged 11.9 points, 1.2 three-pointers, 1.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.6 steals in 30 minutes through 19 games, shooting 41 percent from the field on 8.9 attempts and 75 percent from the line on 4.5 attempts. The Lakers hold a team option for Brown for next season.