(Author’s note: First of a five-part series examining and ranking the Central Division by position as teams gear up for Training Camp.)
Teams in the NBA have not depended so much on the point guard position as much as they do, in a longtime, or maybe ever. As we look at each team within the Central Division, there is no shortage of high flying and shifty point guards. From the Chicago Bulls‘ star guard Derrick Rose, to the up and coming leader of the team from Ohio, Kyrie Irving, and it doesn’t stop there. In what was somewhat of a surprise move by two Central Division teams, the Bucks and Pistons combined for a multi-player deal within the division, not a common happening around the NBA. The Pistons added high energy guard Brandon Jennings in exchange for young prospect Brandon Knight. It will definitely be fun watching these Central Division combatants go at it next season.
This year’s point guard rankings are based off of three main factors: Production, Value, and Potential. Each of these factors will be involved in the rankings of the four other positions as well.