3. Kent Bazemore
Look, I was wrong about a lot with this Los Angeles Lakers team. I talked myself into the Russell Westbrook trade actually being a positive thing and I absolutely overestimated the depth that the team brought in.
One of the few things that I was right about was Kent Bazemore. I doubted Bazemore when he signed with the Lakers and got some pushback for it. Bazemore was given the starting role to start the season as the Lakers dealt with depth issues and he did not make the most of it. He played horrible.
Bazemore was so bad that he ended up getting taken out of the rotation altogether. He was not giving the Lakers the three-point shooting nor the defense that the team was expecting to get when they signed him in the offseason.
Bazemore was essentially taken out of the rotation before the team was dealt with some COVID-19 issues. Bazemore was then put on the list but it is not like he is awaiting a big role once he returns.
Bazemore has an incredibly low -3.7 Box Plus/Minus this season as he is shooting 33.7% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc. His three-point shooting numbers have actually gone up a tad but they are still nowhere near what they need to be.
The Lakers have other players who are much more consistent shooters and if Bazemore is going to play terrible defense then there really is no point of having him on the roster at all.