If I've said it once, I've said it a million times: summer league means nothing. The latest illustration of this comes to us courtesy of Anthony Randolph… who dropped 42 points last night for the Warriors in Vegas.
Is it impressive? Yes… until you see that he matched a LVSL record held by Von Wafer and Marcus Banks.
Now… don't get me wrong. This very well could be the beginning of something big for Anthony Randolph. He was a rookie last year and he didn't do much. Maybe he's figuring something out and this is a case of him just being too good for the summer league competition.
But my point is that people shouldn't get too giddy about Randolph… or anyone else… going nuts in these games. The rosters are full of end-of-the-bench guys who not only haven't been good enough to contribute on an NBA team… they're playing a more individual style of basketball in hopes of doing something spectacular and getting noticed. This isn't NBA basketball we're watching. It's barely D-League basketball.
Getting excited about these guys now is like NFL GM's getting excited about the workout warriors at the combine. We so far removed from the real competition… and the conditions are so different… it's almost impossible to get a true read on why some guys are doing so well.