Not every Los Angeles Lakers free agency signing is a hit.
The Los Angeles Lakers have made some surprisingly great moves over the last few offseasons. Obviously headlined by acquiring LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ signings last season wound up better than anyone could have expected, helping lead the team to win the NBA Championship.
There have been some busts, though, and not every free agency bust is created equal. There are some truly horrific contracts not so far back in the Lakers’ past.
With free agency quickly approaching, we thought it was appropriate to take a stroll down memory lane and look at the worst signing in each of the last five offseasons.
2019: Troy Daniels
The Los Angeles Lakers signed Troy Daniels last summer and he did not get a chance to finish with the Lakers and win a ring, although he will still get a ring since he was a member of the team during the season.
Daniels was brought in as a depth three-point shooter that could have been really dangerous off the bench if he worked out, but he didn’t. Daniels wound up posting a career-low in three-point percentage last season, shooting just 35.7% from three with the Lakers.
Daniels was released by the Lakers on March 1, playing just 41 games with the Lakers while averaging 11.1 minutes per game. This is not a signing that burns the team, but it is one that did not work out how the Lakers would have liked.