2. Kent Bazemore
Kent Bazemore was a player that I highlighted before the season as someone who could potentially be disappointing for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Bazemore was coming off of a career-year with the Golden State Warriors last season and that excited many Laker fans for this season.
Bazemore was certainly given a chance to succeed early in the season. The Lakers’ rotation was banged up so Bazemore was tasked with a starting job and was playing nearly 30 minutes per game.
That role has diminished quickly as Bazemore has been really bad this season. He has the worst BPM on the team at a whopping -6.3 as he has been a negative on the offensive side and the defensive side of the basketball.
Not only has his defense been a letdown but he has not contirbuted on the offensive side of the court as much as the Lakers were hoping. It is not like he had a complicated role in this offense, either. He was brought in to be an off-ball three-point shooter.
Bazemore is shooting 28.6% from beyond the arc and 32.9% from the field. That is why Bazemore only played four minutes against Boston.