The 2019-2020 NBA season has been an entertaining one. Before the suspension of the season a few months ago, there were a lot of in-form players who had made massive contributions to the successes of their respective teams this season. Point Guards have been constant ever-present in a long list of consistent performers. This season has seen numerous Point Guards shine under the spotlight, with most of them being the most influential players in their teams.
Here is a countdown list of five top Point Guards who have impressed so far in the NBA this season.
1. Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)
At a young of 22, Trae Young is undoubtedly one of the most exciting talents currently in the NBA. In just his second season at Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young has successfully transitioned from a rookie to the team’s best and consistent player. His performances have been the only bright spot of the Hawks’ disastrous campaign so far as they lie 14th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Southeast Division with an abysmal 20-47 win-loss record. This season Young has rapidly in almost every department of his game. In 60 games for Atlanta Hawks this season, Trae Young has averaged 29.6 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game this season. Amongst the other Point Guards in the NBA, Young ranks first for the most averaged points per game, and the averaged assists per game. He also ranks 4th overall for most averaged points per game and second overall behind Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James for the most averaged assists per game.
2. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Despite the Portland Trail Blazers’ struggles this season, Damian Lillard has been a standout performer. His performances are one of the few reasons why Portland Trail Blazers are still within reach of a playoff spot this season as they occupy 9th on the Western Conference table and 4th in the Northwest Division this season with a 29-37 win-loss record.
In his 8th season with the Trail Blazers, Lillard is still performing at the highest level. His tally for averaged points and assists has significantly risen. In 58 games, Lillard has averaged 28.9 points per game and 7.8 assists per game. He has also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game. This season, Lillard also ranks second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in three-point percentage among the other Point Guards in the NBA this season.
3. Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets)
In his first season with Houston Rockets following his move from Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, Russell Westbrook has been influential alongside star man James Harden. Westbrook’s partnership with James Harden has been key to Houston Rockets’ bid to make the playoffs once again this season. At the moment, the Rockets lie 6th in the Western Conference and first in the Southwest Division with a 40-24 win-loss record.
In 53 games for Houston Rockets this season, Westbrook has averaged 27.5 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game and 7.0 assists per game. He ranks 7th and 12th overall for the most averaged points per game and averaged assists per game in the NBA this season, respectively. Amongst all the Point Guards in the NBA, Westbrook ranks third for the most averaged points per game. He also ranks 9th for the highest averaged assists per game.
4. Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)
In his first season at Boston Celtics following his move from Charlotte Hornets, Kemba Walker has had a mixed season. However, it will be unfair to doubt his contributions to Boston Celtics’ successes. Walker has been one of the standout players who have helped the Celtics secure early qualification for the playoffs in the postseason. In 50 games this season, Kemba Walker has averaged 21.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. He also has an average of 4.9 assists per game. Amongst the other Point Guards in the NBA this season, Walker ranks 5th for the most averaged points per game and 22nd for the most averaged assists per game.
5. De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)
Despite Sacramento Kings’ inconsistencies so far, this season has been a breakout season for De’Aaron Fox. This season, Fox has been one of the few reasons why Sacramento Kings are not below their current 11th position in the Western Conference and 3rd position in the Pacific Division with a 28-36 win-loss record.
In 45 games, Fox has averaged 20.4 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 6.8 assists per game. Amongst the list of Point Guards in the NBA this season, Fox ranks 8th for the most averaged points per game and 12th for the most averaged assists per game.