Ranking the starting point guards in the NBA from 2013-14: #15-11.


15. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets: although he had his best shooting season since he arrived with the Nets (45 percent from the floor), injuries and aggressiveness limited Williams to his least productive season since his rookie year.  Even though Williams isn’t the player he used to be, he still put up solid numbers while being the leader on a playoff team.

On the season he averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 64 games.

14. Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats: while Walker really struggled with his outside shooting (39.3 percent from the floor, including 33.3 percent from beyond the arc), he took a step forward in his ability to get to the rim.  He also had his best season as a passer and a rebounder to help lead the Bobcats to the playoffs.

On the season, he averaged 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 73 games.

13. Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks: Teague took on much more of the scoring load with the loss of Al Horford early in the season and proved that the Hawks made the right decision by matching the offer-sheet that he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks prior to the season.  While his assist totals dropped, he improved his scoring by nearly two points a night over his career best.

On the season, he averaged 16.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 79 appearances.

12. Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies: Conley had the best shooting season of his young career in by far his most attempts as he led the Grizzlies back into the playoffs after a slow start to the season.  Along the way, he propelled himself into the upper echelon of NBA lead guards thanks to his ability to finish at the rim and knock down the mid-range jumper.

On the season, he averaged 17.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, six assists and 1.5 steals in 73 games.

11. Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: although his shooting percentages have dropped every season he has been in the league, Lawson has become a great lead guard thanks to his ability to facilitate the offense.  Even though his shooting has dropped, Lawson had his best scoring season because he was able to get to the rim and draw fouls (6.5 free-throw attempts a game, according to basketball-reference.com).

On the season, he averaged 17.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 62 appearances.


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