A Look Back At The 2009 NBA Point Guard Draft

Basketball, Columns, Sports, The Rev — By on November 14, 2012 at 3:42 am

We here at The Sports Fan Journal have spent a lot of time debating who the best point guard in the NBA is. Anymore, if you don’t have a legitimate man running the point, your squad is already doomed. The NBA has become a point guard league.

With that, I thought it would be prudent to look at what I like to call the NBA Point Guard Draft, aka the 2009 draft. The name is more than apt, with an absurd 12 point guards taken in the first round. Hell, 2009 was the draft that made David Kahn infamous, selecting two point guards back-to-back with Minnesota’s first two selections. That’s why it’s the NBA Point Guard Draft.

So without further ado, let’s take a walk down memory lane see what these 12 guys have been up to as they embark on year four — at least most of them — of their NBA careers. (Number denotes draft position.)

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    10 Comments

  • J. Tinsley says:

    Johnny Flynn. His career highlight was that 6 OT game in the Big East Tournament vs. UConn.

    Crazy.

  • Brando says:

    So far, almost all of those PGs drafted in the first round either at one point started for a team. Which is scary.

    I think Curry, Holiday & Jennings hold up in their positions going forward. If Steph can keep from having Grant Hill (circa 2000)’s ankles, he’ll be special. I gave up on Tyreke after his rookie year and having him in that absolute bizarro world that is Sac-Town only hurts even more.

    • I would add Lawson and Rubio to that bunch, assuming Rubio recovers fully. Lawson is just so quick and smart, plus has turned into a better shooter than expected, even if his stroke is a little difficult to watch.

      And Rubio, man, when you can pass and handle like that, and play great D, you are gonna get your chance to run a team. And hell, as Jason Kidd has shown, you can learn to develop a jumper. May take time, but Rubio seems like such a great talent that he’ll get there.

  • JAG says:

    Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner are ready to lead the Sixers into a new era of success. They’re not waiting for Bynum to finish growing his hair.

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