1. DeAndre Jordan
DeAndre Jordan has been really bad this season and it was not that hard to forecast when the Lakers first brought him in. While we were all excited because he was seemingly an upgrade over Marc Gasol, you could make the case that he has been even worse than Gasol was last season.
Gasol at least still played decent defense and did not clog the paint like Jordan. Jordan restricts what the team can do offensively as he is clogging the paint for Anthony Davis, and more importantly, he is horrible defensively as a big.
Jordan is old, slow and is not a valuable player in today’s NBA. There is a reason why a contending team like the Brooklyn Nets let him walk for free and there is a reason why the Lakers went on a big run against the Sacramento Kings when Dwight Howard came into the game.
Perhaps the replacement (and this is probably the best move) is to play Howard more and play Anthony Davis more at the five. However, Davis seems to have no intentions on playing the five more than periodically, so that is off the table.
The best-case scenario for the Lakers would be a Kevin Love buyout. Love has history with both LeBron James and Russell Westbrook and would give the team a solid rotation player that can play in the frontcourt without seriously restricting the floor spacing.