Getting to the Point: A Look at the Point Guards of the 2009 Draft Class

June 23rd, 2010 by Brett Roberts Leave a reply »
Looking at the 2009 Draft on paper, few imagined it would yield the crop of talent it did. And that even included the first pick overall spending the year in crutches and the second pick being demoted to the D-League for a period of time. But even more than the fact that the draft impressed was the fact that it was one of the deepest ever at the point guard position. Tyreke Evans, playing point for Sacramento, became only the fifth player ever to average 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists as a rookie. Stephen Curry blossomed into one of the best gunners from the arc and one of the best swipers as well, averaging 1.9 steals. His total stats were 17.5 ppg, 5.9 apg, 4.5 rpg, and 43.7 percent from three. Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee further into the playoffs than anyone expected, taking Atlanta to seven games. And that's not to mention the fact he dropped a double nickel, 55 points, on Golden State in only his seventh game as a pro. Darren Collison stepped in during the absence of Chris Paul and did a Chris Paul-like job, averaging 20 and 10. Flynn put together a nice first season and showed he definitely has a future in the league (whether that will be as a sta ...

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