Thursday, May 1, 2014

NBA in the midst of a golden age of point guards

The NBA is in the midst of golden age of point guards, and this has been showcased perfectly by the Playoffs.

A look around the league’s landscape at all the current contenders shows a striking similarity; almost all of the league’s top teams are led by athletic elite-level point guards.

The list of point guards competing in this year’s Playoffs reads like an All-Star team: Tony Parker, Damien Lillard, Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Mike Conley, Jeff Teague, John Wall, Deron Williams, Kyle Lowry, Kemba Walker, and of course a (seemingly-always) injured Derrick Rose are all playoff participants.

Basically every team that is a true contender has a proto-point, the lone exception being the Miami Heat, who have some guy named LeBron James that handles a large portion of the play-making.

The league’s abundance of point guard excellence isn’t limited to playoff participants however. Plenty of all-star caliber guards got an early jump on summer this season.

Rajon Rondo, Eric Bledsoe, Kyrie Irving, Jrue Holiday, and Ricky Rubio are also in the mix with the league’s elite.

In short, current point guard competition is tough. 

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