Surprise party

At the NBA season midpoint, behold the top PER over- and underperformers

Originally Published: March 7, 2013
By Ross Marrinson and Brian Windhorst | ESPN The Magazine
Lamar OdomGary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY SportsLamar Odom is among this season's top PER underperformers.

THE NBA MIDSEASON is a time for many things: tracking the Bobcats' annual tanking, pondering the mystery of Andrew Bynum, and passing judgment on the revelations and busts of the current season. And since we at The Mag are such outrageously huge statheads, we decided to recruit Basketball Reference's Neil Paine to determine which players have over- and underperformed their preseason projected PERs the most. Behold the five earning their keep the most and ... well, all those aging stars in LA.