The Future of the NBA Point Guard Is Already Here

September 2nd, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

If you've been watching the NBA in recent years, you might think there's a revolution going on, one that's totally twisting the traditional definition of what a point guard is and should do.

You probably caught at least a glimpse of it if you tuned into the Golden State Warriors' triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals. The Cavs went out of their way to slow down Stephen Curry, the league's latest MVP and its most lethal shooter. Cleveland might've snuck away with the city's first championship in over a half-century if not for the loss of Kyrie Irving, a superb scorer, shooter and ball-handler in his own right.

"Kyrie gets into the paint a little bit more and finishes with those funky finishes that he does, the Rod Strickland-type finishes," Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford explained to Bleacher Report prior to the Finals.

"And Steph will let it fly, but they both, Steph can go in there and have some crazy finishes, and Kyrie can pull the three off the dribble as well. They both can do it off the dribble, and that’s what makes them both unstoppable."

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