The International Blogtable: Best Point Guard in the East


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With Derrick Rose out and Rajon Rondo still mending, who is the best point guard in the East?
Adriano Albuquerque
Blogger, NBA Brasil

Wow, that's a tough one. Seems like all the great ones are out West, huh? Paul, Parker, Westbrook, Curry, Lawson, Rubio, Lillard. My favorite point guard in the East besides Rose and Rondo would be Kyrie Irving, but he does share some of the burden for Cleveland's lousy start. Right now, John Wall has been playing like the best point guard in the East. He is the answer right now. Michael Carter-Williams has star potential, but is still raw.
Philipp Dornhegge

John Wall, and in my mind it's no contest. Jeff Teague is playing terrific and the Hawks are doing okay. But Wall is great, elite even with his combination of athleticism, speed and court vision. He can score, pass, is a respectable defender and helps his team win. Right now, it's tough to make the same argument for Kyrie and the Cavaliers.
Stefanos Triantafyllos
Editor, NBA Greece

Busted! I am a big Kyrie Irving fan and remain one, even if he hasn't started the season in the best fashion. If I was a GM in an NBA team I would start at "1" by picking this guy. I I love the way he handles the ball and the many ways he has to score. In general I admire those players who know their fundamentals and in terms of ball-handling, footwork and faking, Irving has an old-school quality. He is a point-guard, as they used to make them in decades gone by.
Karan Madhok
Blogger, NBA India

The path is clear in the East for one of the young guns to ascend to the top. In recent form, John Wall has been the one making his stake as the best PG in the East, but over in Cleveland, Kyrie Irving has the talent to challenge him for the number one spot. But don't forget about Deron Williams: a few years ago, he was in conversation amongst the top PGs in the league. If he can rediscover his form and health, he has the skillset to start dominating again.
Davide Chinellato
Editor, NBA Italia

I think I have reluctantly to go with John Wall here. Reluctantly because he has the talent to play way way better than what he's doing right now, even if he has improved since the beginning of the season and he deserved the Eastern Conference Player of the week he recently picked up. He's averaging 19.5 pts and 9 dimes per game so far, but he can easily cross that 20-10 threshold.
Aldo Avinante

There are a lot of young point guards that could fill the gap left by the two superstars; Brandon Jennings, John Wall, Jeff Teague and Kemba Walker among others but the best among the young crop of young point guards is Kyrie Irving of the Cavaliers. He was an All-Star last year and proved himself worthy of the selection with his excellent skill-set. He has the most potential to take over the as best point guard in the Eastern Conference. One guy whose been lost in the shuffle, though, is Nets play-maker Deron Williams if he can come back healthy he can still contend with the up and comers.