Where will next year's point guards play?
Most teams have their point guard set and also have a young back up that is in training. Who will John Wall have to get drafted by to get big time minutes. There are only a few teams that need him and New York does not have a pick. Also will New York wait on Rubio who really has not place in Minny with Flynn playing well and Sessions as bkup.
Point Guards in the NBA
1. Atlanta-- Mike Bibby, Jeff Teague, Jamal Crawford
2. Boston-- Rajon Rondo, Eddie House, Marquis Daniels
3. Charlotte — Raymond Felton , DJ Augustine, Ronald Murray
4. Chicago — Derick Rose, Kirk Hinrich, Janero Pargo, Lindsey Hunter
5. Cleveland-- Mo William, Delonte West, Daniel Gibson
6. Dallas-- Jason Kidd , Rodriques Beabois, Jose Juan Barea, Jason Terry
7. Denver-- Chauncey Billups, Ty Lawson, Anthony Carter
8. Detroit—Rodney Stuckney, William Bynum , Chucky Atkins
9. Golden State – Monta Ellis, Stephon Curry, CJ Watson, Acie Law, Speedy Claxton
10. Houston – Aaron Brooks, Kyle Lowry
11. Indiana—TJ Ford, Earl Watson, Travis Diener, AJ Price, Luther Head
12. LAC—Baron Davis, Sebastian Telfair, Mardy Collins
13. LAL – Derek Fisher, Jordan Farmar, Shannon Brown
14. Memphis -- Mike Conley, Marcus Williams, OJ Mayo, Allen Iverson
15. Miami—Mario Chalmers, Chris Quinn, Carlos Arroyo
16. Milwaukee -- Brandon Jennings, Luke Ridnour, Roko Ukic
17. Minnesota— Johnny Flynn, Ramon Sessions, Jason Hart
18. New Jersey—Devin Harris, Kenyon Dooling, Rafer Alston
19. New Orleans— Chris Paul, Darren Collinson, Bobby Brown,
20. New York—Chris Duhon, Nate Robinson, Toney Douglas
21. Oklahoma City – Russell Westbrook, , Shaun Livingston, Kevin Ollie
22. Orlando – Jameer Nelson, Jason Williams, Anthony Johnson
23. Philadelphia— Lou Williams, Jrue Holiday, Royal Ivey
24. Phoenix – Steve Nash, Goran Dragic
25. Portland – Andre Miller, Steve Blake, Jerryd Bayless, Patrick Mills
26. Sacramento – Tyreke Evans, Benu Udrich, Sergio Rodriguez
27. San Antonio Tony Parker, George Hill, Roger Mason
28. Toronto – Jose Calderon, Jarrett Jack , Marcus Banks
29. Utah – Deron Williams, Eric Maynor, Ronnie Price
30. Washington – Gilbert Arenas, Javaris Crittenton, Randy Foye, Mike James
Where will John Wall play and he is just one of many talented point guards that will be avaible?
Also another question what former big paid superstar winds up like AI getting a few millions after being maxed out. 30 players will get drafted so who will lose their spot on an NBA team?
The real reason why the players excepted that one year out of college was to protect veterans who could still play but were the odd person out when new young talent came in.
The NBA is getting to be some talented at stacked from 1 to 13 on most teams that what defines a max player when most of the guys feel they are in the same talent range?
You put in a lot of work listing every point guard from every team lol. I gave you a point for that. There are quite a few players you listed who aren't point guards though.
I think it's too soon to say though. You never know what could happen in between now and then. In my opinion, any team without a franchise/elite caliber point guard, should draft Wall. IF he lives up to the expectations or surpasses them, most teams would have a hard time not selecting him even if they already have a good point guard. I can only see teams with young franchise/elite caliber point guards passing him up.
You're worrying too much too soon lol. The NBA has always been this way. Players get drafted and guys get pushed out. That's the way it works and that's the way it's always been. It's survival of the fittest. No need to stress yourself out worrying about this... It'll work itself out. It always does.
Atlanta- is set at point guard for the now and the future
Boston- They could use a back up maybe but Daniels can play the position for spot minutes so they may want another combo
Charlotte- They could draft another point if they don't resign Felton and they still have DJ Augustine
Chicago- They are set and if they keep HInrich they are definitely not looking for a point guard and would not pick a promising young one to back up Rose.
Cleveland- They may take a look at one but they still have Mo Williams who despite people opinion was good enough to make the All star game in the East.
Dallas - Jason Kidd is getting old but there is some young player that are talented that could see them waiting maybe 2 or 3 years for another point and they have a player overseas too that plays the position.
Denver- similiar to Dallas because Billups is still playing well and Ty Lawson who just got drafted is nice
Detroit- If they determine Stuckney is not a point than they could maybe grab someone but I doubt it when they just gave money to Ben Gordon and are stacked at shooting guard.
GSW- is Curry the Answer and also will Ellis object again?
Houston= Brooks and Lowry are solid but will this be the year Brooks shows that he is definitely a starter and not just a change of pace point guard.
Indiana-They have TJ Ford but they don't seem to hype about him so I could see them drafting a point
LAC- They may move Baron and look for a point or keep him and look for a point with the Clippers they need help and Baron may not be the answer
LAL- They need a point but will probably draft too low
Memphis- They could draft someone since a lot of people are not high on Conley but I think he is a solid player but that could also mean bench player too
Miami- They definitely could use a point either at bk up or maybe move Chalmers to the bench because he is solid but not really spectacular.
Milwaukee- Jennings enough said
Minnesota- Flynn , Sessions and potentially Rubio but knowing them they will probably draft another point guard
New Jersey- The one position they have depth at is point guard and they have a All Star point starting for them
New Orleans- Is Collison the right bk up for Paul and also they need too much to draft another point guard
New York- They need almost everything but have no picks
OKC- Westbrook has it on lock and you got former top pick Livingston on the bench
Orlando-They are actually better at the pg position this year with Jason Williams backing up Nelson
Philly- they just drafted a point guard but they probably still need one
Phoenix- Nash has needed a bk up for years and what they have now is not that answer
Portland- is already too deep but they could trade Bayless if they feel they can get a more true point which makes little sense when they are already having issues with Andre Miller who is a true point because Roy will still need to have the ball even though he is a shooting guard
(to be continued)
Actually homie Expansion has kept this is check for most of the past 10 years and also you now have guys that came in from high school still playing. The NBA is about to get deep with talent in all positions and also with guys making big money now because when Jordan played and there were deep teams, people were not getting paid big money. Jordan did not start getting big money from the NBA until he last few years.
I mean, but what else could happen besides players getting pushed out? It's survival of the fittest. Some players are going to be getting pushed out sooner than they thought and not be able to find work. More college players drafted in the second right might not get contracts. More guys will go to the D-League and overseas. It'll work itself out. It has no choice, but to work itself out because the game is going to keep going forward regardless.
Nice job. I really think Seattle should get another team to put together.
Me too, I am saying who do you think will be the odd people out because like i said most teams are stacked and also if you have an abundance of talent why pay people big money if you can get a cheaper replacement. Channing Frye is a starter now and putting up big number and i think he is getting paid like 3 million a year and a some Lamarcus Aldridge who is not much better than him is getting like 12 or 14 mill.
I could see the following players on your list being pushed out of the NBA in the near future.
Ronald Murray - Good player, but he's more of a journey man floating around at this point
Janero Pargo - He didn't find work last year and had to go overseas. It's not hard to see it happening again.
Lindsey Hunter - He's old and will probably retire.
Anthony Carter - He's old and Ty Lawson is pushing him right at this moment.
Acie Law - He's not lived up to expectations since being drafted. Is it that hard to see him out of the league?
Speedy Claxton - Most people don't even know who he is. He's always injured. We wouldn't even realize he's gone.
Earl Watson - A good little defensive point guard, but it's not like anybody was dying for his services.
Travis Diener - A third string point guard at best. I never thought his career would last this long. If not for Larry Bird, he'd be out of the league now.
AJ Price - Many people questioned him being picked in the second round.
Luther Head - Struggling to find a home. On a one year deal with the Pacers. After that, who knows?
Mardy Collins - He's currently playing with the Clippers and injured. Is it that hard to see him out of the league?
Allen Iverson - Nobody wants him. Point blank. It's sad, but it's true. After this season, who knows...
Marcus Williams - He's a good player, but it's not like teams are dying for his services.
Chris Quinn - Good player who's career has lasted longer than anybody thought it would. Who'd miss him if he left?
Carlos Arroyo - Just signed on with Miami this year. He probably won't be in the NBA next season.
Roko Ukic - A young point guard prospect, but it's not hard to see him returning overseas.
Jason Hart - Not really a good player. Not hard to imagine him not finding work soon.
Kenyon Dooling - Similar to Ronald Murray in my book.
Rafer Alston - After he finishes his contract, it's not hard to imagine him not getting work.
Bobby Brown - A decent player, but nothing special. He's been on three teams in like four seasons.
Shaun Livingston - Riding the bench with OKC right now. We all know what happened. How long will he continue to play?
Kevin Ollie - Just a decent old veteran. It's not hard to see him not getting work eventually.
Jason Williams - Just brought on this year. He was retired last season living in Florida.
Anthony Johnson - Old man who's not getting to play in Orlando.
Royal Ivey - A solid tough player, but it's not like he's a piece to a team.
Goran Dragic - A young player who COULD have a future with the Suns, but he's nothing special.
Patrick Mills - He almost went undrafted. I was surprised Portland signed him. He's not a guaranteed NBA player.
Benu Udrich - After his contract is up, he may not find work. He's been disappointing.
Sergio Rodriguez - A decent young point guard, but he's not played up to his potential. He could return to Spain.
Marcus Banks - Has struggled in the league and floated around. Not hard to imagine him out of the league.
Ronnie Price - He's a tough guard on the Jazz, but is it that hard to imagine him out of work in a few seasons?
Javaris Crittenton - A young point guard prospect who came out of college too early.
Mike James - An old veteran point guard who probably has a couple of years left, if that. I never thought he'd last this long. He actually did pretty damn good for himself landing some nice contracts.
All of these guys are out of the league next year. Good list though
Oh New York! The travesty! Just when you thought you have a shot of grabbing a quality point guard in Wall, you have to give your lotto pick up for the Utah Jazz... Ohhh (sob!) (sob!)
Lindsey Hunter is going to retire soon... If he stays one more year, I'll be totally shocked!
Travis Diener and Chris Quinn are players that I didn't expect to last that long in this league...
Jason Hart, Flip Murray, Kevin Ollie- journeymen who provides serviceable PG skills...
I can see a lot of them getting out of the league once young people show up and are eligible...
I wasn't saying they'll be out of the league next year... Just saying that there's a chance they could be out in the very near future and it's not that hard to see it happening.
I didn't say next year, tezo, my man... But they're definitely the PG's that's going to be "upgraded" in the near future...
You never know who'll be pushed out the league
I had Gabe Pruitt as one of my up and coming players, and nows hes out of the league
Its more surprising to see young guys get pushed out, but Crittenton, Livingston, Mills, and others can be well on there way...
However, cant see guys like Flip, Rafer, James getting out the league for another 2-3 seasons, teams will always sign veteran PGs...i mean, Ollie averaged 8ppg and 4apg in his BEST YEAR, ands teams are still picking him up
As for Iverson, he will always get signed...under the "i need someone to help sell these damn tickets" clause
Missing out on John Wall is old news for NY and they won't have the top pick barring a lucky break for Jazz w/the ping pong balls. Looks how they beat the Horents tonight you really think they are one of the 3 worst teams in NBA? Warriors, Kings, Twolves, Nets all seem to be worse right off the bat.
Randy Foye, Felton, Sergio Rodriguez, Lowry, Alston probably leave and maybe some Warriors Pg's.
Hinrich and Ford could be moved in trades too.
Maybe Twolves will move Rubio in the offseason for Wilson Chandler could be wishful thinking.
Rumor is Rubio wants to play in NYC, who knows.
Lol I was talking to Sheltwon... My bad
Why would Flip Murray retire is he that old? He's 30 and more of a SG off the bench anyway.
Plenty of guys who are worse than him.