US media commented on the ten strongest point guards in active service: Murray is only
At the bottom, Paul did not enter the top five, and the top spot is well-deserved
Although many fans think that the current league is the era of small forwards, in fact, the status of point guards in the team is also very high.
There are many top strikers in the current league, and they have even played at historical levels, but the top five on the salary list for the new season are all point guards.
It is also enough to see the status of point guards in the league in the current era. Recently, the US media “ball mansion” ranked the top 10 point guards in active service.
Murray was the No. 7 pick in 2016 and is only 22 years old now.
He averaged 18.2 points per game in the regular season and will increase to 21.2 points in the playoffs.
In G2 against the Spurs, Murray scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, and after the game ended, he got a five-year 170 million maximum salary contract from the Nuggets
Some fans may think that the $150 million contract he got is a bit too much, but in fact he has always been low-key, and his strength can reach the level of an All-Star. He has a fairly versatile offensive method and his defense has reached an upper-middle level
He has played in the league for 12 years now.
Experience is also quite rich.
8. Ben Simmons
After playing in the league for another year, Simmons’ ranking is still outside the top five. His performance this season can be described as quite satisfactory, and his shooting performance is not so good, which can be regarded as one of his shortcomings.
And this year he also gave up the training of the national team. The new season may bring us great surprises.
As the team’s main point guard, he was definitely one of the contributors to the Raptors’ championship last season.
Although there are top players like Xiaoka in the team, the main rhythm control is still in the hands of Lowry.
Now he has slowly started to transform from an offensive guard to a point guard. Even if the Raptors lose their card, they will be able to enter the playoffs in the future.
If the time was a few years earlier, maybe Paul would be number one on this list.
But now he can only rank sixth, because the team’s performance is not so good, and his personal state has also declined.
In the future, he will go to play in the rebuilding Thunder. If he can lead the team to the playoffs, maybe this ranking can be even higher.
Walker was able to get the All-Star starter last season, which is also a testament to his strength.
In fact, Walker’s offense is very strong, and he has a performance of 60 in a single game, but his leadership temperament is not so good, and he is suitable to be the second leader of the team.
Irving didn’t have a good time in the Celtics last season, so he joined the Nets.
The new season is a good opportunity for Irving. KD may not play due to injuries, so he is leading the team with a single core. It would be best if he can achieve results!
Westbrook has averaged a triple-double for three consecutive seasons. It can be said that he is the most versatile point guard in active service. His impact is very strong, and his shortcoming is shooting.
However, this shortcoming will not be magnified after joining the Rockets, because there are many excellent shooters in the team, all he needs to do is to maintain his toughness.
Lillard is likely to become the first player to receive an annual salary of 50 million in the future. In the past few years, he has led the team to achieve results many times when everyone is not optimistic about him.
Entering the playoffs, and being able to enter the Western Conference Finals!
No one can shake Curry’s position in the league now. Whether it is personal strength or honor, Curry is the number one point guard.
The team has been disintegrated in the new season, but this way he has a better chance of winning the third MVP in his career. If he can lead the team to the finals, his status will undoubtedly be even higher!