With the lockout preventing the free agent frenzy that ensues during a typical NBA offseason, the hot topic of discussion has been whether or not NBA players will play in Europe in light of the current work stoppage.
Let’s put the lockout aside for a moment. Are there players on NBA rosters whose respective teams would actually pay them to play overseas, due to poor play, not meshing well with their current teammates or unsavory contract situations?
While I am sure there are players on every NBA team who fall into this category, I have decided to focus on members of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Here are the players the Lakers would pay to play overseas.