Scoring guards have always thrived in this league, a tournament that more often than not favors offense instead of defense and where teams score more and more points as the year goes by, with the game oriented way more towards the perimeter.
Over the course of history, we’ve seen some top-notch guards completely dominate the scene in the Association, and every era has had their killer guard, from West to Havlicek, to Jordan, to Kobe, to Iverson, to Wade and James Harden.
So, what’s next for the guard spots in this league? Are some of these young ballers capable of being nearly half as good as any of their predecessors? We’re going to go on a limb and say the young men we’re going to name right now are going to be among the league’s leader in scoring for years to come; letting you know about the next killer guards of this generation.
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3. Terry Rozier
Scary Terry has definitely put himself on the map during the playoffs, peaking towards the last passage of the regular season when he had to step up on Kyrie Irving's absence, and now completely torching Eric Bledsoe in the first round of the playoffs.
Rozier has shot lights out during the 2nd round as well and the Celtics are going to have a lot of trouble keeping him due to cap space and a logjam at this spot, so he’s very likely to go elsewhere to start and prove that he’s a clutch shooter, a great facilitator and a young man that doesn’t make many mistakes with the rock on his hands.
2. Devin Booker
Devin Booker needs to leave the Phoenix Suns to make the playoffs for the first time on his career, but he’s been able to torch any opposing defense even though he’s never played on a system and he’s had to single-handedly lead his team and all defenders focus on him.
Booker is perhaps the most versatile young scorer in this league and there’s absolutely nothing he can’t do on the offensive end of the floor, and if you don’t take our word for it, just ask the Boston Celtics; who he lit up for 70 points a couple of campaigns ago.
1. Donovan Mitchell
A couple of months ago, Ben Simmons was a lock to win this year’s Rookie Of the Year. Now, even though the playoffs don’t count for this award, the gap isn’t nearly as wide as it was earlier, with Donovan Mitchell knocking everybody off their feet while carrying the Utah Jazz all the way to the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Mitchell has proven he can run the point with ease or play off the ball as a deadly scorer from everywhere on the floor, and the only thing more impressive than his versatility is his confidence, already playing like a veteran down the stretch despite just being in his first season as a pro.