Really. There is no superstar point guard. There is no great contract that’s going to get moved. I’m not going to say something crazy like Starbury’s expiring contract is what you want on your team. Because that’s crazy.
But like Charles McHutchence said, let’s look at the facts. There are three point guards of some level of talent. But the contracts are bad. There will be shopping, but if somebody does move, it will be for pennies on the dollar.
Meet the Point Guard Three.
1) Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls
11.5 PPG, 6.0 APG
From HoopsHype: Great knowledge of the game, good shooter, superb quickness, good court vision, excellent defender, put forth a great effort, could become one of the premiere point guards in the NBA.
HOWEVER! Kirk Hinrich gets his new contract and his offense falls off the cliff. 35% points off of the field goal percentage, 65% behind the arc, five points less in scoring. And you’re still on the hook for 4 years at 33 million.
Odds of a trade occuring? Of the three, it’s the most decent. Hinrich is the one most likely to hook himself to the juvenation machine and get back on the road to glory.
2) T.J. Ford, Toronto Raptors
12.1 PPG 6.1 APG
From HoopsHype: Extremely quick and hard to stop one on one. Wonderful ballhandling skills and vision. Excellent in the open court. A true floor general.
HOWEVER! The size hurts him. His jumper is inconsistent. And he does have a certain tendency to break himself fool with his suicide drives through the lane. Still on the hook for 25 million dollars in 3 years, with an exercised option.
Odds of a trade occuring? Marginal. His salary sucks, but the Raptors seem to be in love with Calderon. They may be willing to take 50 cents on the dollar.
3) Mo Williams, Milwaukee Bucks
17.2 PPG, 6.3 APG
From HoopsHype: Very quick and talented point guard with good court vision and superb ballhandling. He’s a very good scorer with an improving shot. Offensively, he’s got skills to pay the bills.
HOWEVER! He’s still a two-guard in a point guards body. His decision making still needs improvement and he has defensive lapses. Also, Momar is injury prone. (Momar? Get it?!?)
Will he be traded? Not likely. He’s the got the most salary coming back to him. But he is an underrated scoring option. And the Bucks do have inclination to trade everybody. And in a world where the three way trade is always an option, a good sales job on Momar may bring him new life.
Anyhoo. Moving on. More stuff.