Next Big PG?

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Which point guard is going to make the biggest splash in the NBA (not necessarily the soonest, though)

9%
TJ Ford
1
27%
Marcus Banks
3
27%
Sebastian Telfair
3
27%
Shawn Livingston
3
9%
Nate Robinson
1
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Jose Calderon

Total votes: 11

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» Wed May 10, 2006 12:26 am
Monta Ellis reminds me a lot of Sebastian Telfair. Whenever he gets minutes, he brings 15-20 points, 4-6 assists, and 4 or 5 rebounds.

Take Bassy's game against the Bucks (for example): In 33 minutes, he shoots 63% on his way to 21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Bassy's main problems are that he's pretty turnover-prone (the game listed featured 7 TO's!) and he's not a pure point guard; he always looks to shoot first. Unfortunately, he's only 6'0"... so, unlike Ellis, he can't really play SG alongside another point because he's so undersized.

But the fact remains; he's quick, explosive, hard to stop when he's on a hot streak, and already defensively capable (he averaged a steal in only 24 minutes a night). Splitting time with Steve Blake (who averaged 2 more minutes a night than Telfair) will allow Sebastian to develop fully.

When you think about it, Portland has a lame "best of both worlds" situation with Bassy and Blake. Steve is a pure point, with a pass-first mentality and good handles. Telfair is an explosive scoring machine who can pick up the slack when someone else is playing without their head (although, on a team like Portland, I can't IMAGINE that happening). I think they'll be pretty set at PG in the next 3 years when both players fully expand their games.
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» Wed May 10, 2006 2:30 am
Bassy can't shoot for his life. He's not even a 40% shooter. He has some good shooting games from time to time, but still needs A LOT of improvement. Other than that, I think he has a chance to be an explisive offensive player, more than suited to lead an NBA team. His numbers are not a good way to measure his abilities as a pg, as he's played a lot of SG this year, with Blake as the pg. Hence his lack of assist.

btw, Blake s*cks. He's not even a decent backup. Jarret Jack and Bassy should be playing that position for Portland.
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» Wed May 10, 2006 12:35 pm
I like Steve Blake's game. I know it's not there yet, but I think he can become a decent backup in time.

And Bassy's shooting is just streaky. It's not that he can't shoot. He could go 1 for 7 some nights... and (like I said above) shoot over 60% on others. Sporadic, streaky, and unreliable. That's his tag for now, but I believe he'll be a helluva talent in 3 years.
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» Wed May 10, 2006 7:37 pm
The Blazers need all their guards to become real good! They are looking horrible and their frontline might get worse as it looks like Miles and Przybilla might be gone soon
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» Wed May 10, 2006 9:38 pm
Oh, just because I think their guards will improve doesn't mean I think they'll win. Unless they bag a real effective player out of the draft this year, they'll be back in the lottery next season.

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» Wed May 10, 2006 10:16 pm
While Port should go big in the draft, I think a BD/Ellis/J23 combo would be sufficient in the defensive/explosive department. Almost unstopable---***030***---

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» Wed May 10, 2006 10:18 pm
And add MP (for a couple of season?) off the bench...
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» Thu May 11, 2006 3:18 am
migya wrote:The Blazers need all their guards to become real good! They are loonig horrible and their frontline might get worse as it looks like Miles and Przybilla might be gone soon


Miles' just played the first season of a shiny new 5 year contract, buddy...

Although I wouldn't be surprised if he's traded. I don't think he's a good fit for the kind of players McMillan likes.
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» Fri May 12, 2006 4:08 pm
But the owner wants to be Darius' valentine, so McMillan and Miles are gonna have to work pretty hard to get him outta Oregon.

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» Thu May 18, 2006 7:53 pm
Shaun looks real good... REAL GOOD---***030***---
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» Fri May 19, 2006 12:04 pm
I think livingston is the next big PG becuase he's 6'7"
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» Fri May 19, 2006 4:29 pm
I've noticed that Livingston's getting more and more votes as the playoffs go on... it's almost not fair to any of the other points on the list that he's getting so much more exposure.

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» Fri May 19, 2006 8:59 pm
I was with him from the moment I 1st watched him play. Nah man, its almost no comparison (almost). Fair? Yeah, your right. It's not fair that GOD gave him SG/SF height with a PG game. Shaun's 20 years old and will soon be " The Man " who runs the " Clip " show. Wow...Thats something I thought I'd never say... "The Clip Show "---***030***---
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» Sat May 20, 2006 1:40 am
Only issue with him is if he'll ever be healthy enough for a full season.
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» Sun May 21, 2006 10:23 am
TMC wrote:Only issue with him is if he'll ever be healthy enough for a full season.

And that's a rather large issue in the NBA these days...

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