Break out the Hall of Fame ballot, Blake Griffin had 27 and 12 in last night’s summer league game. I know that’s what you are thinking Clipper fan but hold your horses. Adam Morrison is averaging 22 and 5 and Robin Lopez had 24 and 16 in his first game. If that isn’t enough to crush your dreams, check out the leading summer league scorers from last year’s summer league (with their regular season averages in points and minutes in parentheses):
- Jerryd Bayless (POR) – 29.8 (3.0 ppg, 5.5 mpg)
- Donte Greene (then HOU) – 22.6 (3.8 ppg, 13.2 mpg)
- Quincy Douby (then SAC) – 22.3 (4.4 ppg, 11.1 mpg)
- Alando Tucker (PHX) – 21.6 (4.6 ppg, 9.4 mpg)
Great. Two of the four top scorers were traded and Alando Tucker…yes, that Alando Tucker….was the leading scorer of the bunch during the 2008-2009 regular season. Don’t get me wrong, 27 and 12 is nice (especially when compared with Greg Oden’s 9.5 and 3.5 in two games followed by microfracture surgery). But, when that performance is equal to that of Sideshow Bob Lopez it tends to put things in perspective.