Friday, June 26, 2015

Generally, Young Small Rookie Point Guards Really Suck

The Wolves select Tyus Jones, whom I love (my son once hit a home run off Tyus Jones).  But history teaches us that only one small young rookie point guard has been very good -- Chris Paul. 

After that, Brandon Jennings, Tony Parker and Stephon Marbury were OK, Rajon Rondo and Isiah Thomas were mediocre and everyone else was pretty much flat out bad, even if they played a lot.

Of course, Isiah ended up in the Hall of Fame, as will Parker.  Brandon Jennings regressed.  Rondo was the PG on a title team.

So, it is safe to say that the rewards of picking Tyus Jones are unlikely to come in year 1. 
That said, the analytics guys who love Tyus state that his #1 comparable is...........Chris Paul.

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