Blowing Up, Point Guard Edition
Ah yes, it's the return of Blowing Up. Unfortunately, Nels scooped all of my hot prospects over at Give Me The Rock. Not like it's a big secret... Anyway, I'm going to narrow things down to PGs only.
Chris Duhon, PG, Chicago Bulls
It's like whoa. Apparently, he shook of his concussion. He had his first career triple double last night, going for 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists. I don't really know what to think of this, considering he just wasn't that great last year. If his next game is anything like his last one, make sure he's not still on your waiver wire.
Delonte West, PG, Boston Celtics
With Delonte West, Dan Dickau, Marcus Banks, and lately some guy named Orien Greene all competing for the starting spot in Boston, this season had "point guard controversy" written all over it. West went a long way towards putting that controversy to rest on Wednesday with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, and 4 blocks. Daaaaaamn. Looks worth a pickup.
T.J. Ford, PG, Milwaukee Bucks
If you don't know, axe somebody. This guy wasn't exactly under my radar this preseason, but I did think he'd need some time to shake the rust off after missing all of last season to a spinal cord injury that nearly paralyzed him. During his rookie year, he went for 7.1 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds on 38.4% FG shooting, so I was hardly projecting superstardom.
It's early, but it looks like I was wrong. Way wrong. In the first two games, Ford is averaging 18.5 points, 10 assists, and 6.5 rebounds in 38.0 mpg. The 4.0 turnovers and 37% shooting hurt, but with numbers like those, they're a price worth paying. Look out below. He won't keep up this pace, but like Charles Barkley says, "T.J. Ford is a point guard."
Sam Cassell, PG, Los Angeles Clippers
This is an I-told-you-so pick. The Alien went off on Wednesday night, going for 35 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 threes on 53% FG shooting and 100% FT shooting. He turned the ball over once.
I drafted dude in the ninth round of my draft this year. He looks like a pretty good investment. Hope yall took my advice and didn't get scared off by all the noise about Shaun Livingston. Cassell is the starter for good.