Antawn Jamison was brought in to score but has scrimped.
Jodie Meeks was brought in to shoot but has sat.
Little has gone as planned for the Lakers or their top two new reserves, who have struggled to make much of an impact in the season’s early going.
Jamison and Meeks were supposed to bolster a bench that ranked last in the NBA last season in points scored.
Perhaps the best reflection of their play is that the Lakers now rank No. 29 in the league in bench scoring with 18.8 points per game, ahead of only Portland.