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Think the position has changed in the last 10 years and that to compete you need an elite point guard to compete? Think again.
The winning point guards of the last 10 years have a stat line of 12.6 points and 4.1 assists. The losing point guard has a stat line of 13.3 points and 4.9 assists. Yes, you read that right. The losing point guard has better numbers than the winner.
Still don't believe me? Well, here are the numbers. We all know they don't lie.
Winner: Dallas Mavericks—Jason Kidd, 7.7 points, 6.3 assists.
Loser: Miami Heat—Mario Chalmers 11.8 points, 3.5 assists.
Winner: Los Angeles Lakers—Derek Fisher 8.6 points, 2 assists.
Loser: Boston Celtics—Rajon Rondo 13.6 points, 7.6 assists.
Winner: Los Angeles Lakers—Derek Fisher 11 points, 1.8 assists.
Loser: Orlando Magic—Rafer Alston 10.6 points, 3 assists.
Winner: Boston Celtics- Rajon Rondo 9.3 points, 6.7 assists
Loser: Los Angeles Lakers- Derek Fisher 10.8 points, 3.2 assists
Winner: San Antonio Spurs- Tony Parker 24.5 points, 3.3 assists
Loser: Cleveland Cavaliers- Daniel Gibson 10.8 points 2.5 assists
Winner: Miami Heat- Jason Williams 8.8 points, 4.7 assists
Loser: Dallas Mavericks- 7.3 points, 2.8 assists
Winner: San Antonio Spurs- Tony Parker 13.9 points, 3.4 assists
Loser: Detroit Pistons- Chauncey Billups 20.4 points, 6.3 assists
Winner: Detroit Pistons- Chauncey Billups 21 points, 5.2 assists
Loser: Los Angeles Lakers- Derek Fisher 6.4 points, 1.8 assists
Winner: San Antonio Spurs- Tony Parker 14 points, 4.2 assists
Loser: New Jersey Nets- Jason Kidd 19.7 points, 7.8 assists
Winner: Los Angeles Lakers- Derek Fisher 12.8 points, 3.8 assists
Loser: New Jersey Nets- 20.8 points, 9.8 assists
Case and point- If you want to win it all, you don't need a great point guard. Just one good enough to bring the ball up the court and knock down a few shots.