3. Malik Monk
Kent Bazemore is someone who I thought might disappoint most Laker fans before the season while Malik Monk is someone who I expected to really break out on this Los Angeles Lakers team. While Monk has not been as bad as Bazemore, he has been disappointing thus far.
Monk, like the other two on this list, has posted a negative BPM this season. His defense was always a question mark heading into this season and while he definitely has not been good, he has not been as bad as he could have been thus far this season.
The problem is that he is not adding much on the offensive side of the court. We saw the microwave-style heat checks out of Monk in the preseason that seemingly was proving me right about hyping him up so much before the season.
However, that has not translated much to the regular season thus far for the former lottery pick. Monk is averaging 8.8 points per game in 22.5 minutes per game and is shooting only 33.3% from three.
That being said, Monk has shown flashes of being the great scorer off the bench that we wanted him to be before the year. He scored 27 points off the bench in the overtime win against the Miami Heat and he has dropped over 15 in two other games.
That is why Monk is disappointing, though. We have seen that potential come out in the purple and gold. We don’t expect him to drop 20 every night, just to be more consistent.