Did you know that John Stockton, the NBA’s all-time assist leader (15,806), averaged only 13 points per game for his career? Yet, like any exceptional point guard, he was involved in the majority of the scoring.
The point guard is the facilitator, the NBA’s version of the quarterback, whose vision and bold play sparks the momentum of the team.
For these guys, the court is their canvas.
What distinguishes the point guard from every other player on the floor is their ability to create: to create viable scoring opportunities, to create dialogue amongst the players, and ultimately to create an effective rhythm for the team.
As basketball legend and famed sportscaster Bill Walton recently said, currently, “The NBA is on fire.”
A bevy of determined teams are proving night after night, game after game, why they can contend for the coveted NBA title. Amidst this challenging environment, 10 point guards have separated themselves from the rest, fueled by their insatiable appetite for victory.