Which NBA Point Guard Has The Most Pressure Heading Into The Playoffs?

Boston Celtics’ star point guard is currently top 3 in scoring and has his team number 2 in the east, with a chance to eclipse the Cavaliers for the number 1 seed. But is that enough?

The Boston Celtics have made the playoffs each of the past 2 seasons, all ending in first round exits. The honeymoon period is over. With great defenders and young talent like Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Al Horford, and Marcus Smart, there’s no reason as to why the Celtics can’t make a serious championship push.

This is John Wall’s 7th season in the NBA and has only has 2 first round series wins to his resume. The Wizards failed to reach the playoffs in 2016 and now the jury is out on whether him and Bradley Beal are the formula in Washington to win. He said “the only point guards better than me are Curry and Westbrook”. Currently the Wizards are on pace for a playoff berth, but how deep of a run?

This will be Russell Westbrook’s first post-Durant playoff run as the clear cut number 1 option. Westbrook is averaging a triple double and will most likely finish with his 2nd career scoring title.

Will averaging a triple double be enough to off set him advancing in the post season?

It’s a season for the ages. He will become to 2nd player in NBA history to averaging a triple double for a entire season. Most people expect for the Thunder to have an early playoff exit, but its hard to imagine one of the ruthless conpetitors in NBA to go down easily.

Stephen Curry has a championship, probably would’ve been 2 if Draymond Green hadn’t gotten suspended, 2 league MVP awards, and was the best player on a championship team, until Kevin Durant arrived. If the Warriors are short handed in the playoffs the radar will be sharp in Curry to lead his team and be the clear cut best floor on the floor every game, which is not a easy task.

Chris Paul has been in the league since 2005 and has yet to berth a 2nd rouns appearance. He’s not getting any younger and the Clippers’ door as a championship team is closing. CP3 will become a free agent after this season and with the Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan experiment not being very successful, its a question to ask on whether him and Blake both will remain on the roster.

  • Its the golden age for point guards.

Author: armanitfryer

Armani T. Fryer is the brand. A collegiate multimedia journalist emphasizing is sports reporting and analyst. Jackson State University

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