Sitting comfortably on the sofa in your living room and watching the best basketball in the world, you understand that a player of this level makes mistakes comparable to school ones. Perhaps the unwillingness to defend, the crude way the ring was attacked, or the way the ring was thrown… that seems like a contradiction.
Some coaches are so insistent that men play who, at first glance and according to statistics, do not match the shoes of a top basketball player. We don’t know if this is due to marketing, dedication, faith, gratitude, or because they expect improvements from game to game, but we can see the level of play of each of them and compare them all, so we present below 10. NBA starters who must be on the bench.
ten Garrison Matthews
Garrison Matthews had a low key year despite scoring 650 points, averaging 10 points per game. The Tennessee native and 2019 ASUN Conference Player of the Year failed to establish himself in the league with numbers much lower than expected: just 190 rebounds per season (2.9 per game), 12th on the team and 64 assists per year, in average one per game. Clearly, for his position, he is of little help to a Rockets team that barely won 20 games in the 2021-22 season.
9 Rishon Holmes
Rishon Holmes hasn’t exploded in the league yet. Despite his size, his game doesn’t live up to it, as evidenced by his incredibly few assists per year, as he averaged 1.1 per game, which helps the team little or nothing. And the worst is yet to come: 17 steals to 56 losses, are those numbers enough to be an NBA starter? He must get well soon or his job will be in jeopardy.
eight Jeremiah Robinson Earl
Jeremy Robinson-Earle had a less than brilliant first season in the NBA under coach Mark Degno. And even though he played on a limited team with a 24-58 record, this guy’s little input made a big difference in those results.
He averaged 7.5 points (15th on his team), 1.0 assists per game (16th), only 29 steals per year, averaging 0.6 per game (17th) and 39 gears. He is only 21 years old, but his performance has been poor this season.
7 Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robsinson is currently under a contract worth approximately $90 million over the next five years. He had a lackluster 2021-22 season, so is he worth what he’s paid? Let’s see. He definitely averaged 10.9 points per game, but he only averaged 203 rebounds in 79 games (68 as a starter) and only had 1.6 assists per game. Let’s think about whether this corresponds to what a person of his position should receive? Similarly, his steal-to-loss ratio was poor, 42-60. So his overall contribution to the team is far from what he earns.
6 Jeff Green
Jeff Green had a mediocre 2021/22 campaign. Sure, for a man returning from open-heart surgery in 2012, his career has been a success, but with the following numbers, it might be time to retire and settle down: 10.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0 .4 steals and 0.4 blocks per game.
5 Killian Hayes
Killian Hayes, tasked with controlling his team’s play at 20 and in his second season, but has Killian Hayes been successful? Unfortunately no.
At 6ft 5in and weighing 195lbs, this French-American and seventh overall pick in the 2020 draft left numbers that cast doubt on whether he could really improve a team that had a 23-59 record. in the season just ended. With 453 points (13th on the team), 3.2 rebounds per game (12th) and a disappointing 26.3% three-point field goal percentage, there is little he can do to help the team.
four Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee was not up to par during his ninth season. It looks like coach James Borrego is confident he’s started 73 games this year, despite the odds. Maybe 7.7 rebounds per game is dazzling, but he only averaged 6.5 points per game, and worse, he had 171 free throws and only made 67, for a scandalous 39.2%.
3 Reggie Bullock
Reggie Bullock had a season to forget. The Dallas Mavericks small forward has not been able to show his best game this year, as his contribution to the team was very low. At 30 years old and in his ninth season, Bullock left a rather mediocre record for a team that was a tough contender. In 28 minutes played per game, he had 583 points, 241 rebounds, 83 assists, 41 steals and 40 assists. The numbers left much to be desired.
2 Doug McDermott
Drafted 11th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2014 draft and a current power forward for the San Antonio Spurs, Doug McDermott has been another disappointment this 2021-22 season. With a significant salary of $13.75 million, he fell short of the expectations of a winning team. McDermott was averaging 11.3 points per game but barely averaging 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocks per game.
one Avery Bradley
A team with traditions and fans like the Los Angeles Lakers can’t have such a terrible season. Avery Bradley, the 31-year-old shooting guard, had a disappointing performance last season. In 62 games (45 as a starter), he averaged only 6.4 points per game (14th on the team), 2.2 rebounds (17th on the team), 0.8 assists per game (16th on the team). place on the team) and 42.3 percent shooting from the field (20th place on the team). team).