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Old 03-10-2008, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is a true point guard?

Well, Gilbert tries to answer that in his blog today.

Originally Posted by Gilbert Arenas
That’s what’s confusing. You would say Chris Paul … but what if he didn’t have the assists, would he still be pure points? Like Steve Nash, he’s averaging 17 points and 11 assists, something like that. So, is that a pure point guard? He’s averaging more points than assists.
Originally Posted by Gilbert Arenas
It’s hard to sit here and nitpick, because usually your pure point guards are your backup point guards. Your Steve Blakes … before it was your Calderon … I considered him when he first came into the league a “pure” point because he never looked to shoot.

Either he’s a pure scorer as a guard off the bench (like Juan Dixon) or he’s a pure point.
Originally Posted by Gilbert Arenas
I look at Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Deron Williams … you can score the ball so well and you can pass it so well, you’re not a point guard. You’re a player. You’re Isiah Thomas. You’re Magic Johnson … You’re a basketball player.
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