Just because any given NBA player posts decent averages throughout his career does not necessarily mean that he is a good player as a whole. He may be good at scoring, rebounding or any other skill, but his execution in doing it may not be ideal.
This could mean any number of things. Said player could have a low field-goal percentage, be prone to turnovers or just inconsistent as a whole.
This season, there are many players guilty of this: posting numbers better than how they are actually playing. Notably, Celtics forward Paul Pierce (pictured) has continued to be a fine scorer for his team, but his field-goal percentage has dipped. The same can be said for Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who continues his search for consistency following his return from a broken hand.
Both Pierce and Love have put up fairly decent numbers this season despite looking plain awful on the court. Lucky for them, they are not alone.
All statistics in this article are accurate as of December 18, 2012