4 Lakers on Thin Ice With Shocking Coaching News

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of hiring Dan Hurley over JJ Redick. This could signal the end for a couple of players.
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3. Gabe Vincent

Unfortunately, the Lakers' signing of Gabe Vincent in the 2023 offseason turned out to be an absolute disaster. Los Angeles signed the guard to a three-year, $33 million deal but Vincent missed all but 11 games in the regular season. He returned for the playoffs but it was too little too late.

Vincent struggled immensely shooting the ball as a Laker last season. He has been an inconsistent shooter throughout his career as well. If he is an unreliable shooter as a 6'3 combo guard, he becomes a very tough fit, especially on a team with Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

James and Davis need as much shooting as possible surrounding them. They need the spacing to operate inside the arc. If Vincent is out there clogging up the space for them, it makes their already problematic offense even more challenging.

Vincent is a solid defensive guard. He can defend multiple positions and plays bigger than his size. But Hurley is a modern coach who will want his point guard to be able to shoot and run the pick-and-roll. Those are not Vincent's strong suits.

Considering that his $11 million per year salary is a perfect asset in a potential deal, Vincent is a likely trade candidate this summer.