Is the Future of the NBA’s Point Guard Position in Good Hands?

November 20th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

For what is starting to feel like forever, the NBA's point guard pool has been counted as the league's deepest.

Filling out All-Star ballots—especially in the Western Conference—has become a harrowing endeavor. Some teams have two starting-caliber floor generals at their disposal. Others actually choose to deploy two point guards at once. Teams that don't have a proven playmaker directing their offense are considered at a demonstrative disadvantage.

This is the state of the Association's point guard corps as we know it: talent in volume.

But is it destined to stay that way? Or will the NBA, while overloaded with first-rate offensive pilots, soon find its crowning position thinning out as the current generation eventually gives way to a new one?

In the first installment of a five-part series that examines the state of every position, Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman and I took stock of the league's point guard hegemony—both as it appears now and how it's fated to look in the future. 


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