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The NBA Is Missing a Lot of Good Point Guards Right Now
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It seems to be the season for injuries in the NBA right now. Nowhere is this more apparent than with some of the league’s most notable point guards.

From those who have gone down due to sudden mishaps to those whose careers are growing increasingly questionable, it’s simply a lousy time.

Is there any rhyme or reason here? Has the NBA become a more dangerous place lately for floor generals? It’s doubtful that there’s an actual positional liability except in the sense that basketball, like many other sports, has become increasingly competitive and faster-paced.

Given an 82-game schedule, the fatigue posed by back-to-back games and the inherent danger of 10 guys running, jumping and fighting through screens, is it any wonder that things have gotten so bad?

The following list isn’t a ranking of who’s better or more beat-up or more likely to be named an All-Star in absentia. It’s just a roundup of nine point guards whom we really miss at the moment.

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