NBA Summer League 2012 Stats: 5 Players with Major Production Problems

Adam FromalNational NBA Featured ColumnistJuly 19, 2012

NBA Summer League 2012 Stats: 5 Players with Major Production Problems

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    The NBA Summer League is supposed to be an opportunity for NBA players to showcase their talents and earn bigger roles with their teams. 

    That hasn't been the case for these five players, who have struggled immensely during their time in Orlando and Las Vegas. 

    They've shot poorly, turned the ball over, made bad decisions and generally failed to leave any sort of positive impression. 

    Read on to find out who they are. 

Andrew Goudelock

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    With no wins to speak of and four losses by a combined 113 points, the Los Angeles Lakers have not exactly performed well during Summer League. 

    Almost every player has performed poorly, but Andrew Goudelock has stood out as one of the two worst players when compared to initial expectations. 

    Goudelock was supposed to earn a spot on the Lakers bench, but the organization may have second thoughts now that he's averaged just 9.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game in his four appearances. And it's not like the guard has lacked playing time, as he's been on the court for 23.3 minutes per game. 

    The one positive is that he hasn't recorded a single turnover. Then again, his 28.3 percent shooting from the field and 17.6 percent from downtown make up for that and then some. 

Kendall Marshall

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    The Phoenix Suns have thrown Kendall Marshall out onto the court for a total of 30 minutes over the course of his first two Summer League games, and the point guard has rewarded them with very little production. 

    Marshall has struggled immensely with his shot, knocking down just one of his 11 attempts from the field. He hasn't made up for it at the charity stripe either, making only one of his two tries from the free-throw line. 

    That said, Marshall wasn't drafted to score—he was drafted to help other players score. 

    The former North Carolina Tar Heel hasn't done that as efficiently as most would expect. Marshall has recorded 10 assists during those two games, but he's also coughed up the ball seven times. 

Fab Melo

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    While Jared Sullinger has looked impressive for the Boston Celtics, Fab Melo hasn't done much aside from providing the occasional rejection. 

    In five games with 15.8 minutes per, Melo has only averaged 1.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. 

    Additionally, the former Syracuse big man has shot 28.6 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free-throw line. That's not going to get it done at any level. 

    We knew that Melo was raw, but I was expecting a lot more from him against the lower level of competition that the Summer League provides. 

Austin Rivers

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    Austin Rivers might be the third-leading scorer for the New Orleans Hornets, but he's struggled tremendously and is only putting up points because he's throwing up far too many shots. 

    Through two games, the combo guard is averaging 10.0 points on a putrid 21.1 percent from the field. He's also turned the ball over six times and recorded only seven assists. 

    The criticisms of Rivers have looked correct so far, although there's obviously plenty of time for him to turn it around. He needs to calm down and look at his teammates a lot more, even if they aren't particularly intriguing options while in Las Vegas. 

Robert Sacre

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    The Los Angeles Lakers have been so awful during Summer League that they get two entries into this article. 

    Robert Sacre was Mr. Irrelevant in the 2012 NBA draft, and he's been nearly irrelevant during Summer League as well. 

    The big man from Gonzaga has received plenty of playing time, getting on the court for nearly 30 minutes per game and starting all four contests, but he hasn't put up many numbers. 

    Sacre is averaging just 9.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.5 blocks per game on 44.4 percent shooting from the field. 

    That's not going to earn him a spot on the roster, no matter how much the Lakers could use size and youth.