Stauskas tallied 11.0 points, 3.0 boards and a single assist per game in two Las Vegas Summer League contests.
The former top-ten draft choice opted to head back home after appearing in just two summer league games, making his future with the 76ers even more cloudy than before. Stauskas started 35 games for Philadelphia last season and averaged 8.5 points per game over the course of 73 contests. However, the 76ers currently have 17 players under contract for the summer. With roster cuts on the horizon, Stauskas will likely have to compete with the likes of Hollis Thompson and Gerald Henderson for not just playing time, but also a job.
Stauskas won't play in any more Summer League games this summer, and instead head back home, Keith Pompey of Philly.com reports.
Stauskas is currently on the 76ers roster bubble, so this may not have been the smartest move for his development. The former Michigan standout will have to compete with newly acquired Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Gerald Henderson, as well as Hollis Thompson, for a shot at the 76ers' shooting guard position. In his absence, Luwawu-Cabarrot will start in Las Vegas.
Stauskas was a late scratch for Wednesday's season finale. With the Sixers eliminated from the playoffs for a while now the team has nothing to game by having Stauskas play through an injury. Kendall Marshall will be starting in his place.
Nik Stauskas compiled 17 points (4-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, and five assists in 37 minutes during the Philadelphia 76ers ' 109-102 loss to the Knicks on Friday.
Stauskas didn't shoot the ball that well from the field, but he sank three triples and all six of his free-throw attempts. Stauskas averaged 24 minutes per game in March, but has seen 32 minutes per appearance over the last six contests. In four April affairs, he is posting 12.5 points on 35 percent shooting while adding four dimes, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 threes per game. Those numbers are solid for leagues that strictly value counting stats, but expecting efficiency from Stauskas is likely to leave most owners disappointed.
Nik Stauskas put up 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-7 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 34 minutes during the Philadelphia 76ers ' 111-97 loss to the Thunder on Friday.
Stauskas got saucy on Friday, sinking five triples while contributing in every category except blocks. He has now scored in double figures during four of the last five games while seeing 30 minutes or more for the second time in the last three. If Stauskas can keep performing at anywhere close to this level going forward, he will likely play plenty of minutes over the final month of 2015-16.
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