3 former Lakers failing miserably with their new teams in 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers brought back the key members of last year's core that led the team to the Western Conference Finals. However, there was still a decent number of players who had to find a new team that played for Los Angeles last season.

Some of those players have made the most of this situation, such as Lonnie Walker IV on the Brooklyn Nets. That is not the case for everyone, though, as there are several former Lakers from last year's team who are struggling on their new teams.

3 former Lakers failing miserably with their new teams:

Patrick Beverley, Philadelphia 76ers

There are 220 players in the NBA who have played at least 250 minutes thus far this season. Of those 220 players, Patrick Beverley ranks dead last in points per game. Thus far this season, Pat Bev is averaging an insanely low 2.3 points per game. That is not a typo.

To be fair to Beverley, being an offensive weapon has never been his game as he has always gotten by on his defense and hard-nose play style. But that is still an awfully low number for a professional basketball player who is getting consistent minutes on a contending team.

It all stems from his 13.6% three-point percentage on the season. He is averaging over one three attempts per game, so it isn't like it is an awfully small sample size that we are dissecting.

Beverley has been fine defensively but he certainly is not the same defensive player that he once was. He has been so inefficient on offense that it has negated any positives on the defensive. Beverley has a -3.3 Box Plus/Minus, which ranks 194/220 among players with 250 minutes.