Just one year ago, Montrezl Harrell was crowned Sixth Man of The Year for his contributions on the L.A. Clippers, where he averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game on 58% shooting.
But now, with the Lakers, he's pretty much out of the rotation completely, with the majority of his minutes being split between Andre Drummond and Marc Gasol.
Following the Lakers' Game 2 victory on Tuesday, Trez was caught liking some Tweets that suggest he has a problem with how little he's been playing lately
It is definitely a little weird that a guy who is just a season removed from winning Sixth Man of the Year is struggling to find minutes on a roster with very little depth at his position.
Unfortunately for Trez, his defense is the answer.
For as good as the guy is at getting buckets, he's among the worst defensive bigs in the NBA, and that was clear during his stint with the Clippers as well.
Against the Suns especially, the Lakers need guys who can neutralize Deandre Ayton in the middle, and Harrell isn't someone who is going to do that.
Perhaps we'll see him down the road in another series, or maybe not at all. Only time will tell.