4 Contracts the Lakers must shed during the offseason

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3. Gabe Vincent

Gabe Vincent has flat out been a giant disappointment. The Lakers had so much hope for him, coming off a 2023 postseason that saw him post averages of 12.7 points, 3.5 assists, and 37.8 percent from 3-point range (6.1 attempts).

It appeared as if the Lakers got a steal when they inked him to a three-year deal worth $33 million, essentially using their non-taxpayer midlevel exception on him. However, injuries have limited him to just five games, and he’s likely to miss the rest of the season.

Trading him could prove to be difficult, as his entire $33 million is guaranteed- i.e. no team option or player option. In other words, there are two more seasons on his deal, worth $22.5 million.

Perhaps the Miami Heat would be interested in bringing him back in a three-team trade, since he played so well for them. But getting rid of Vincent will be a tall order for Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, so much that it could force him to fork out draft capital just to move him.

He doesn’t have any trade value, as he missed the entire season with injuries and he doesn’t even prevent value as an expiring contract.