The Top Five Young PG´s In The NBA
The point guard position in basketball is in charge of moving the ball through the court and putting the tempo on its team offense.
As you can see, without a good PG, a team could suffer on the offensive side of the ball. As everybody knows, no points = no wins
The skills a good PG must have are:
1. Good Passing Skills
2. Above-average Perimeter Shooting
3. Know How To Drive To The Hole
4. Court Vision
5. Quick Hands
While most young players might not reach the elite status yet, we can see a bright future in their careers.
All of these players didn´t crack the list this year, but this may change according to their performances in the upcoming season:
• John Wall
• Stephen Curry
• Russell Westbrook
5.- Tyreke Evans
Born: Sep 19, 1989
Height: 6-6 ft.
Weight: 220 lbs.
Years Pro: 1
The 2009-2010 Rookie of the Year had a solid year with the Sacramento Kings. What I think this young player should work on though is his shooting beyond the arc.
He also needs to protect the arc more too, but his FG percent was great and he was very durable last season.
Even though he couldn´t help the team reach the playoffs or even the .500 mark, he did help them get eight more wins than the year before.
I don´t know about you, but I can´t wait to see him develop and maybe take the Kings back to the postseason in the future.
I put him ahead of Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook because he won the ROY, though he might be changing to the SG position. Maybe next year he won´t be on this list.
FG percemnt: .458
3Pt percent: .255
FT percent: .748
4.- Deron Williams
Born: Jun 26, 1984
Weight: 207 lbs.
Years Pro: 5
Deron Williams has played at a consistent level since he came into the league back in ´05. He had three straight seasons with 10+ assits and 18+ points per game.
Still, I have some questions about him.
How will he carry his team without Carlos Boozer or Kyle Korver?
Will he be able to take more minutes for the good of the team and will he get pass the Lakers on route to the Finals?
Nevertheless, last year he finally got into the All-Star Game and made the All-NBA 2nd Team.
FG percent: .467
3PT percent: .361
FT percent: .799
3.- Derrick Rose
Born: Oct 4, 1988
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight: 190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Years Pro: 2
Despite the fact that my opinion was divided between him and D-Will for the 3rd-spot on the list. I ultimately chose Rose because ever single thing indicates that he'll get much better next season.
Starting with the new players coming to Chicago: Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver (both former Jazz) and J.J. Reddick (of Orlando).
The only things I would work on if I was Rose is his free-throw and three-point shooting. A PG shouldn't have less than 80% shot accuracy from the free-throw line and 30% from downtown.
His assist average was low too, though he didn't have a solid group of players around him, forcing him to take ball to the hole more than he should (even though he is great at it).
FG percent: .483
3PT percent: .242
FT percent: .776
2.- Chris Paul
Born: May 6, 1985
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight: 175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
College: Wake Forest
Years Pro: 5
Like Chris Paul in the picture, I know many of the readers will be disapointed that he wasn't ranked at No.1 spot. His lack of postseason success bumped him one spot.
He is a great all-around player but has never had a good consistent role-player.
Maybe if the Hornets could make the right moves in the upcoming years, they can surround CP3 with good role players that could lead them to success.
I have my doubts though, since the franchise is currently going through some financial problems.
FG percent: .473
3PT percent: .353
FT percent: .848
1.- Rajon Rondo
Born: Feb 22, 1986
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight: 171 lbs. / 77.6 kg.
Years Pro: 4
Yes, Rajon Rondo is a the top of this list and it's primarily because of his playoff success and his never-ending will to give 110% on the court.
He still has some issues to fix, like FT's and three's.
I think of Rondo as a more athletic Chris Paul, with a much better set of player around him.
At the beginning of his career his skills didn't pop-out with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce but with the three amigos getting older and slower, Rondo was expected to help the team more, and he did not disappoint.
Rondo will probably have a great career with multiple playoffs appearances.
FG percent: .489
3PT percent: .244
FT percent: .630
I know this list as any list will cause controversy especially for the first two spots. I don't mind hearing other people's opinion, so put a comment with your thoughts.
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