3 of the most overpaid players on the LA Clippers’ roster

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Amir Coffey, LA Clippers
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2. Amir Coffey

When looking at Amir Coffey’s contract, it is hard to think the LA Clippers overpaid him. However, he is one that forced himself out of the rotation. The front office primarily resigned him due to his premier two-way abilities. Not to mention, in 2021-22, he showed prominent flashes of star potential.

Furthermore, in 2021-22, Coffey averaged 9.0 points in just under 23 minutes per contest. In addition, he shot 37.8% from distance and was a key contributor when the Clippers had their backs against the wall. Based on these numbers, the front office made sure to bring him back before another team swooped in and snagged him for a better deal.

Once the superstar duo regained their health, Coffey’s minutes slowly decreased. Though this can cause a slump on the court, the mentality has always been to stay ready. For Coffey, this was not the case last season. He received many chances throughout the year but could not capitalize on either end of the court.

Moreover, during 50 games in 2022-23, Coffey posted 3.4 points per game on an atrocious 38.6% from the field and 27.5% from the three. What’s more, he recently found himself in a bit of legal trouble, which ultimately lowered his value. This puts the front office in a position to look for a trade.

That said, it’s unusual for a player not in the rotation to be overpaid, considering he’s making under four million per season. But Coffey’s issues on and off the court have forced him into the conversation. Undoubtedly, if he doesn’t prove himself within the first half of the season, he will likely be moved at the 2024 trade deadline.