Young Point Guards' ceilings
What would you say would be the career best statlines for each of the following young (Point Guards?
Just wondering because it is quickly becoming a very very deep position and its getting to the point where it will be impossible to say who is the best one. I believe we all have sort of an idea of where D.Rose, Westbrook and a few others might be headed but these are three who have shown a good deal of improvement this year.
Jrue Holiday 17-19 PPG 6 APG 5 boards
Brandon Jennings 22-24 PPG 8 APG 4 Boards
Ty Lawson 19-21 PPG 8 APG 2-3 RPG
That's what I think they could average having a great year, not for their entire career.
I could see that for each of them, I've really been surprised by Lawson especially
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