Tis the NBA season where we have a full 82 games to be thankful for. We get to see the rise of new names and faces in addition to some of our favorite players decline in terms of overall performance and consistency. Here are your top 10 most disappointing players so far this season.
10. Tyreke Evans
Hibbert has been a focal point of the Indiana Pacers, making enough improvements to be remembered as a truly valuable center. Recently becoming an all-star and receiving a max deal also worth $58 million dollars, the big man is only scoring 9 ppg and shooting 38%.
5. Lamar Odom
The 2010-2011 season was a promising one for the $100 million dollar man for his first year with the New York Knicks, until Carmelo Anthony came along. The lack of success the Knicks had with Anthony and Stoudemire drew many questions in regards to the two coexisting in New York together.
Punching a fire extinguisher along with breaking your hand during a first round battle with the Miami Heat does not help the team as well. And now starting the season on the sidelines while your team is off to the best start and his name being tossed around in trade talks with the Lakers whips up the recipe for his campaign on staying in New York being cut short.
3. Jeremy Lin
The fans of the Knicks had Linsanity over the play of Jeremy Lin providing a spark that was much needed at the time for the Knicks. Since his 15 minutes of fame, Lin has moved to Houston for $25 million dollars making him the face of the franchise over the off-season.
Lin should thank James Harden for that. Since coming to the Rockets, Lin’s playing has dropped dramatically as he shoots 37% and only averages 10 ppg.
2. Andrew Bynum
Immaturity and injuries has plagued Bynum’s career since he has came into the NBA. Last year, he proved he is arguably the best center in the league by averaging 18 ppg while grabbing 11 rpg in the process. Ever since being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, the only thing that has increased about Bynum is his hair. He has become a burden to the team, as word has gotten out that the 76ers are indeed planning their future without him.
1. Washington Wizards Team
The Washington Wizards made moves over the off season to surround the young point guard John Wall with veteran leadership and talent to make him a much more efficient player. Washington began the season starting 0-2 by not having the franchise player available along with last year’s mid-season acquisition, Nene.
The Wizards have become the Charlotte Bobcats of this season, starting the season 1-12 with more than a few embarrassing losses. Something has to change, and fast. President Barack Obama for Head Coach?
Eugene Jones | Elite.