2010 NBA Summer League: Why Player Performances Really Don’t Matter

July 19th, 2010 by Benjie Klein Leave a reply »
Another NBA Summer League is over.

Like every year, numerous spectators throw out their winners and losers list.

The only real losers are the people who actually spent time watching the games on NBA Summer League (don't worry, it includes me). 

Sure, every once in a while a player will emerge and make a team. But for the most part, it's a place for draft picks to get a little extra work.

Each team averages about three players who will be in the NBA next season. The rest will be in the NBDL or Europe. 

And it's usually those NBA veterans and first-round rookies who have the best performances.

This year, no exception.

John Wall, the first pick in the NBA draft, stood atop the best performer list. This isn't a surprise. What may have been a surprise is him skipping the ESPYs. Check back to 2003, another first pick in the draft chose to go, skipping two games. 

Right behind Wall was Reggie Williams, a player who gained plenty of NBA experience last season averaging over 15 PPG.

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