In the 90s, big men ruled the NBA. In recent years, with players like Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, John Wall and numerous others, it is very quickly becoming a league run by the little men. The point guards.
Duke point guard Kyrie Irving, barring a big draft day surprise, is expected to be the first to have his name called on the fateful night of June 23rd.
This won't focus on Irving, though. This will focus on the other two who have the potential to make noise at point guard in the NBA.
Kemba Walker made some serious noise last season for his national champion Connecticut Huskies. He managed to get all this done by compiling insane numbers, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot, and becoming one of the faces, if not the face, of college basketball last season.
Brandon Knight attended the University of Kentucky. The head coach over there is a man by the name of John Calipari; a man who has coached the likes of Derrick Rose, John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, and Tyreke Evans. Not a bad list of guards if you ask me, and all those guys have been drafted within the last three years. Knight did not disappoint to any extent. His quickness and ability to score the basketball has helped raise his draft stock. Many have him going as high as third to the Jazz.
Almost every mock draft out there has these two being picked within just a couple picks of each other. But the question remains: Who will make the better pro?
We'll look at a number of different aspects of the game, and who might show the advantage of that aspect at the next level.
While it might be easy to tally up who wins what category to see who "wins," I would not advise doing that. It is not about who wins the most categories, but how these different skills that each player brings can be combined to make them a great NBA player.