May your point guard flow....This website is all about the Point Guard position in basketball. We examine the 3 categories of point guards and analyze/compare how the respective styles handle certain on-court situations. We look for examples at the NBA level and discuss the various point guards and their categorization.
This is Goran Dragic's big moment. Is he ready to take on the starring role for the Nash-less Phoenix Suns?
The PG thinks so. Although this video really only shows him doing a lot of dunking on fast breaks. Both the Suns and the Rockets threw big money at PGs who have shown flashes of talent. Now they can only hope that, after being handed the reins, these guys can get the job done.
Episode 34 of THE POINT GUARD Radio Program. The PG discusses Dallas Mavericks' owner, Mark Cuban's assessment of whether Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo will prosper in Dallas. Mr. Cuban seems to corroborate what The PG surmised in last week's show. The PG also offers Magic Johnson and Norm Nixon as one of the NBA's all-time best backcourt tandems.
May Your Point Guard Flow... like Norm Nixon and (hopefully) Darren Collison
Nixon was my favorite Lakers player during the early years of their 80's dynasty. The Lakers of Nixon's tenure (with Jamal Wilkes, Bob McAdoo, and Michael Cooper and a young, fast Magic Johnson) were like pure-bred greyhounds in transition. It was this team for which the moniker "Showtime" originated. The Lakers after the Norm Nixon for Byron Scott trade (and with the drafting of James Worthy) became more half-court-oriented offensively and defensively, even though they would still run opportunistically with Magic in transition. The Lakers of Norm Nixon NEEDED a fast tempo in order to win. That made for some pretty exciting end-to-end action. Nobody flowed better than the Norm Nixon-era Lakers.
The PG agrees with the author of this linked article that Nixon should be considered for the Hall of Fame and DEFINITELY should have his jersey hanging from the rafters. Nixon was easily among the top three Speed Point Guards (according to E. Pierce's 3 Styles of Point Guard Theory) that ever played the game at the NBA level.
As a matter-of-fact, we have overlooked the Magic Johnson/Norm Nixon backcourt in our ongoing consideration of the great NBA Guard Tandems. I think we should rectify this situation on tonight's THE POINT GUARD Radio Program.
The PG has begun his pre-season ranking of the top 20 NBA point guards. Here is a collegiate Top Ten Ranking from NBADraft.net. Haven't heard of any of these guys, yet. But I'm sure that will change by mid-November. This Ryan Harrow guy sounds intriguing. Taking Marquis Teague's place at Kentucky will make him highly visible on national television. Won't be surprised if he's a household name by mid-year. 2013 NBA Draft: Top 10 Point Guard Prospects | NBADraft.net
May Your Point Guard Flow... ... like Ryan Harrow.
The PG predicts the NBA Rookie of the Year will be either Damien Lillard or Harrison Barnes. Since this blog is entitled, May Your Point Guard Flow... we are submitting this link to a video on Lillard from NBA.com No disrespect HB!