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Darius Kinnard Garland

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What is Darius Garland's Ceiling?

  • One Time All-Star

    Votes: 22 13.0%
  • Occasional All-Star

    Votes: 23 13.6%
  • 5-6 Time All-Star

    Votes: 31 18.3%
  • Perennial All-Star

    Votes: 39 23.1%
  • An All-NBA Team or Two

    Votes: 22 13.0%
  • Perennial All-NBA Teamer

    Votes: 20 11.8%
  • Occasional MVP Candidate

    Votes: 10 5.9%
  • Perennial MVP Candidate

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • MVP, Baby!

    Votes: 10 5.9%
  • Being Jim Chones

    Votes: 13 7.7%

  • Total voters
    169
John Stockton couldnt hold Isaiah Thomas's jock strap

1. Magic
2. Isaiah
3. Price in his prime before the injuries took their toll
4. Stockton
5. Dennis Johnson in his prime

For my 80's point guards
 
For the 20's point guards, here are my current rankings...

1. Curry (even though he's firmly entrenched in '10s, he won a title in the 20's and is still the best today)
2. Haliburton (burns me to say this, but he proved it last year and by taking DG's Olympic spot in the summer)
3. DG
4. Melo Ball
5. Trae Young
 
John Stockton couldnt hold Isaiah Thomas's jock strap

1. Magic
2. Isaiah
3. Price in his prime before the injuries took their toll
4. Stockton
5. Dennis Johnson in his prime

For my 80's point guards

Defense? I mean, I once heard Brad say "Mark couldn't play a lick of defense", and I think he was right. He'd get the occasional steal, but he was pretty bad.
 
For the 20's point guards, here are my current rankings...

1. Curry (even though he's firmly entrenched in '10s, he won a title in the 20's and is still the best today)
2. Haliburton (burns me to say this, but he proved it last year and by taking DG's Olympic spot in the summer)
3. DG
4. Melo Ball
5. Trae Young
I was annoyed seeing Hali take DG's spot as the young point guard golden boy last year, but he's comfortably leaped him, no doubt about that.
 
Defense? I mean, I once heard Brad say "Mark couldn't play a lick of defense", and I think he was right. He'd get the occasional steal, but he was pretty bad.

I just... I cant forget seeing this Tip


And then, the next game, Malone elbowed Thomas in the head the next time they played a few minutes into the game because Isiah said the 44 he dropped on Stockton was personal. So Isiah went to the hospital, got stitches and came back before the game was over to get BACK into the game.

This is just a microcosm, but yeah. He COOKED Stockton everytime I saw them play, he LED his team to two championships beating Bird and the Celtics, Magic and the Lakers AND Mike and the Bulls multiple times in series during those runs.

Stockton barely had competitive series against just Mike alone.

Give me Zeke
 
For the 20's point guards, here are my current rankings...

1. Curry (even though he's firmly entrenched in '10s, he won a title in the 20's and is still the best today)
2. Haliburton (burns me to say this, but he proved it last year and by taking DG's Olympic spot in the summer)
3. DG
4. Melo Ball
5. Trae Young
Where is Joker?


I like this list. I think the best pg of the decade is probably going to be someone who hasn't been drafted yet but I think I agree for current PGs assuming Luka is not a PG. Hali is so good
 
From the PD:

Garland is currently sixth-worst in the league in turnover percentage, out of players who play at least 20 minutes in the game. Entering the Blazers game, he had a 20.2% turnover percentage, which is significantly worse than his performance last year when he had a career-low turnover ratio of 13.5%. In comparison, his usage rate has stayed almost identical to last year at 27%.

Even in his rookie season at 20 years old, Garland’s turnover percentage finished at 17.1%.
 
From the PD:

Garland is currently sixth-worst in the league in turnover percentage, out of players who play at least 20 minutes in the game. Entering the Blazers game, he had a 20.2% turnover percentage, which is significantly worse than his performance last year when he had a career-low turnover ratio of 13.5%. In comparison, his usage rate has stayed almost identical to last year at 27%.

Even in his rookie season at 20 years old, Garland’s turnover percentage finished at 17.1%.
The risky passes are one thing, but he's 3PAr is down significantly and playing a factor. He makes too many moves to the basket and likes that push dribble too much when he drives. Need to simplify things. And shoot more.
 
I am hoping the turnovers calm down. A sudden spike like this without change in usage is very unusual. Injury was certainly a factor earlier in the year and you can always expect a few 5-8 turnover games over the course of a year when someone handles the ball as much as DG does. Hopefully just statistical variance to what we have seen so far.
 
I noticed the same thing last night that someone mentioned in the game thread. Down 8 points with a minute to play, Garland brought up the ball without a care in the world. Took him about 8-10 secs to initiate the offense. I'm a big Garland fan, but that was completely unacceptable. I hate quitters.
 
His turnovers are so pathetically lazy and careless.

It's one thing if he was a rookie but geesh....
I mean, they're paying him like $35 million a year, right? To be #2 in the league in turnovers?
 

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