2. Kent Bazemore
Kent Bazemore practically has already been replaced by players on the Los Angeles Lakers. Bazemore had a big role on the Lakers when the season started, playing close to 30 minutes a night for the Lakers while the team was banged-up.
Frank Vogel quickly realized that Bazemore was not the solution for the Lakers and he played himself out of the rotation. Bazemore has been awful this season and has legitimately been one of the worst players in the league. He is not playing good defense and is shooting horribly. He is not adding anything positive.
Bazemore has the worst Box Plus/Minus on the entire team at -6.0, which is one of the worst marks in the entire league. That is the sixth-worst Box Plus/Minus in the entire league among players who have played at least 300 minutes this season.
Bazemore played four minutes on November 19 against the Celtics, didn’t play for five minutes and then came in for two minutes against the Kings. He is a complete non-factor and as someone who warned of this before the season and got ridiculed, I have to take a small victory lap.
Ego-boosting aside, the Lakers have essentially already replaced him on the team but since he is not adding anything, if they can get rid of him and get someone who can help, that would be positive. Heck, even someone like Tomas Satoransky would be better than Bazemore and he is a potential buyout player.