Ranking 10 worst starters of the Anthony Davis era

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Alonzo Gee Pelicans
Alonzo Gee, New Orleans Pelicans. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

6. Alonzo Gee – 38 Games Started, -2.6 Box Plus-Minus as a Pelican

Okay, you have to admit that the teaser for this slide was pretty clever. But in all seriousness, Alonzo Gee spent his lone season with New Orleans starting 38 games and not leaving much of a positive imprint in the process.

During his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Davis’ starting small forward (you may have heard the name LeBron James) averaged 25.3 PPG, 10.2 APG, and 7.8 RPG. And guess what? Davis was able to win an NBA title with a small forward like that flanking him.

Guess what Gee averaged during the 38 games he started for the Pelicans? In 24.7 minutes per game, Gee averaged 4.8 PPG, 1.2 APG, and 3.2 RPG. Do you know what the Pelicans’ record was in that season (2015-16)? They finished 12th in the Western Conference with a 30-52 record.

Everyone is always talking about how you need a two-way forward on your roster to make a deep playoff run. Gee’s box score statistics show that he is far from that ideal. On top of that, he had a Stiemsma-ian OBPM of -3.2. When you see that, it makes sense that Gee was out of the league after the 2016-17 season (one year after his stint with New Orleans).

And Stiemsma, the reason Gee isn’t even higher on this list is that he only started 38 games for the Pelicans.