Despite being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, the LA Clippers have many deeply valued stars. Players like Russell Westbrook, Terance Mann, and Ivica Zubac dominate their roles, making them some of the most valuable players on the team’s roster.
Conversely, the LA Clippers have some players who are overpaid. This could be caused by health, performance, or off-the-court issues. All in all, these players do not perform up to par with how much they are reeling in each year.
As time passes, the Clippers’ front office must consider what to do with overpaid players. They could either be traded, waived or let go in free agency. Regardless, it may be time to move on unless they prove themselves in the upcoming season.
3. Marcus Morris Sr.
After signing Marcus Morris Sr. to a four-year, $64 million deal in 2020, fans hoped the front office got a bargain on one of the best role players in the league. Initially, this seemed like a great contract as Morris Sr. shot the lights out in 2020-21. However, he began to get hurt, and his age started to catch up with his game.
Now, it is evident Morris Sr. holds the worst contract on the Clippers’ roster. It has gotten to the point where he can’t stay healthy and is a liability every time he steps on the court. Additionally, his three-point jumper took a major swing towards the end of last season.
Nonetheless, the LA Clippers should prioritize trading Morris Sr., as they could get a late draft pick in return. If not, the front office will likely let him walk next offseason as his contract is on the verge of expiring.