Title says it all. Your thoughts?
Title says it all. Your thoughts?
It's two years. That's a long time in the NBA. So who knows?
This excludes anyone in the '11 draft class.
Group 1: Paul, Wall, Rose
Group 2: D. Williams, Rondo, Westbrook
Group 3: D. Harris, B. Jennings, D. Collison, M. Ellis
Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Rondo
Then there will be 12-15 others that will be continuously noted as Top Ten, depending on who you're talking to.
Paul, Deron, Rose, Westbrook, and then Wall.
Rondo slips after he gets a contract. But I think a player comes out of no where to surprise people. A Beaubois type player.
Not Watson, Price or Ford.
I'm less interested in ranking them, and more interested in figuring out if there are any point guards the Pacers could legitimately target this summer.
If Deron Williams played for a team in a bigger market, he would already be known as the best PG in the NBA. I don't see anyone taking that spot from him anytime in the next 2 years.
D. Williams and Harris are only attainable if their team lands Wall.
Paul is probably unattainable.
Ellis is probably attainable at the right price (not that I necessarily want him).
Collison is probably attainable.
Theoretically, either Flynn or Rubio is attainable.
Felton is attainable.
Can't think of anyone else it would make sense to trade for at PG unless we're talking complete sleepers here.
I think Rondo won't be as effective once he loses his go to guys on the Celtics and I think Felton will become a Billups like player in the sense he will take off in a new system. Harris has taken a few steps back with me and Jennings seems overhyped and not ultimately effective(as flashy as he may be).
but on the other hand, if any other pg's had those 3 guys while they developed and then lost them, theyd be in the same position as rondo.
but im with you on the defensive ability. hes top 2 probably with on ball defense. and hes probably top 3 in passing in my opinion, but with the attitude questions and such i can see his overall rank dropping. i hope he can prove us both wrong, i think hes a special talent.
What about Rodrique Boubois(sp?)
40pts. 8ribs. tonight.
is he attainable?
no mention at all of Tyreke Evans?
The only PG that I think we have a remote chance of acquiring THIS SUMMER is Felton through a S&T involving Ford. But I think the reality is that if we are looking for a PG...it's going to be hard to acquire one ( since any good ones aren't to be had ).....any realistic Starting PG that we get would be through the draft.
BTW....IF Bird has the chance to go after Felton and it involved Ford...I'd consider it.
2 years ago you had a nice list of aging but still had 2-3 good years left vets like Miller, Billups, Kidd and Nash (3 of which were dealt even). But now that whole crop is too old.
Meanwhile the new crop is all too young and promising. I'm not buying into the long term success of Lawson, Flynn or even Collison just yet, but even if they do become major quality PGs no team now wants to move them.
You just aren't going to get Paul, D Williams, Rose, Jennings, Wall, Evans, A Brooks, Westbrook, Holiday, etc. They won't be available to the Pacers at all.
Harris is about the only possible one, and I'm not sure he's really the answer given his heavy focus on scoring first.
I also don't rank Felton or Conley anywhere near those main high quality PG types. Right now they both might be passed not only by all the guys I mentioned (including Flynn, etc), but Beaubois and several others.
I'd rather just draft Vasquez than acquire Felton or Conley.
We really, really should have come out of this draft with a PG. Gotta hope Price becomes something special.
With the way they're aging I think there's a very good chance both Nash and Billups will still be top-10 point guards in two years, and even Kidd still looks strong. But since we're talking about young guys, guys who could be franchise points guards for the foreseeable future, and since there's so much PG talent in the league, I'm going to omit them from my list.
1. Chris Paul
2. Deron Williams
3. Derrick Rose
4. John Wall
5. Gilbert Arenas
6. Stephen Curry
7. Ty Lawson
8. Russell Westbrook
9. Rajon Rondo
10. Brandon Jennings