2012-13 stats (D-League):
21.1 PTS, 3.9 REB, 5.2 AST, .475 FG%, .835 FT%, 52 GP, 52 GS
Andrew Goudelock, or Mini Mamba, played in one game for a total of six minutes during the regular season; however, he was called up from the D-League for playoffs due to all of the injuries to the Lakers guards. When given the chance to play, Goudelock performed well.
During the playoffs, he played in three games, while starting two of them. With an average of 26.7 minutes per game, Goudelock scored 12 points, averaged 1 assist, 1.7 steals, 1.7 rebounds, shot 44.4 percent, and a lowly 2o percent from three. Goudelock has been known to be deep threat, though.
After being thrust into a starting position in the playoffs just days after being called up from the D-League, Goudelock showed that he can put the ball in the hoop. I was impressed with him; he didn’t seem to be phased by the pressure that is the playoffs.
2013-14 season forecast:
For Goudelock to come back to Los Angeles next year, the Lakers would need to offer him the qualifying offer of $1.08 million. If I were the Lakers, I would sign him as soon as I can. I love him coming off the bench as an energy guy who can add a nice scoring punch. He might have to play behind Jodie Meeks, but Meeks struggled at times this season. Having another shooter off the bench would be nice. If I had to choose between Darius Morris, Chris Duhon and Goudelock, I would pick Mini Mamba.
2013-14 stat projections:
If what I said above happens, I can see the D-League MVP playing 1o minutes while averaging 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, shooting 45 percent, and 36 percent from three. Yes, I’m optimistic about Goudelock.
What do YOU think of Goudelock and what role he should be in?
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