There is still more than a month before the NBA starts next season. In this article, we will start the prediction of each position next season.
First of all, let’s focus on the brain of the stadium-"point guard" and talk about who is the TOP10 in the first place next season. We will stand in an objective angle and only talk about strength, regardless of fame.
I have to say, in recent years, there have been a lot of first-place strength stars in the league, plus a lot of old-fashioned point guards who are hale and hearty. It is still very tangled to pick out the top ten.
Tenth place: halliburton
Last season, halliburton showed excellent pick-and-roll, instigating and rotating the ball, and was the player with the highest assist rate in the league. But he has never played in the playoffs in his career! It has not been really tested on a higher stage, and we will worry that when he is in the playoffs, when he is the core of attack, he will expose many problems such as weak singles ability and blocked development of positional warfare attack when facing opponents with strong defense changing ability.
Therefore, as a baby born in the Millennium, although halliburton is a good prospect, he is only the top ten goalkeeper at present.
Ninth place: Morant
This guy is a talented leader in the new generation of the league and a dead man in the new generation of the league.
Although Morant is gifted, he seems to be too indulgent in life, and seems to have no pursuit for himself in competitive sports. When the team is eliminated, he can laugh heartily.
Can you expect too much from such a player?
We even think that Morant, born in 1999, has reached a turning point in his career, and the probability of turning his head downwards is very high!
Last year, Morant signed a huge five-year contract with a maximum of $230 million. Grizzlies lost money!
By the way, the five-year $207 million contract that Grizzlies sent for Bain this summer completely locked the future of Grizzlies …
Eighth place: Treyan
Although Chui Yang performed well in the play-offs and playoffs last season, due to his physical talent, his playing style relied too much on holding the ball to pick and roll. Even with Murray around him, he still didn’t show any willingness to take on some tasks without the ball, but he still showed the way of holding the ball. Last season, he ranked fourth in the league in holding the ball and third from the bottom in the league in assisting rate.
It can be seen that the tactical tolerance of Chuiyang’s technical characteristics is very low. He must hold the ball, he must play pick and roll, he must occupy the ball, and he must be the absolute core of the team.
This single attack method will have great limitations in the face of strong enemies in high-end bureaus, and it will also restrict the offensive efficiency of the team.
Therefore, we often see that in the playoffs, when this high-end game is targeted by opponents, he always struggles and pulls his hips. Considering the stagnant ability and defensive problems of Chui Yang this year, it is difficult for us to rank him in the top five.
Seventh place: brunson.
Brunson proved his ability as the team’s assistant attacker in the lone ranger, and he was equally trustworthy as the main attacker in new york.
Last season’s playoff, when new york’s inside core pulled his hips, it was brunson who carried the team with his horrible offensive performance.
To tell the truth, if we only look at the playoff performance last season, brunson can make it into the top five, but considering brunson’s mediocre performance in the World Cup and the loss of the World Cup, we are not optimistic about brunson’s output next season.
It is worth mentioning that brunson and Dancsics, both in the same age, are both rookies in 2018, both selected by the lone ranger, and both are the No.3 show!
The difference is that Dancsics is the No.3 show in the first round and brunson is the No.3 show in the second round.
The lone ranger is always looking for the second holding point and scoring point, and brunson is actually very suitable.
Unfortunately, I can’t stay …
Owen is really not necessarily more suitable than brunson!
Sixth place: Harden
Three years ago, the beard was still the first killer in the Jianghu, and it was "a moment of beauty with Curry" in the eyes of fans.
Three years later, the beard is still there, but it has completely fallen out with the digital people, and where it will be next season is still unknown.
Harden’s ability is still there, but the decline in explosive power is also an indisputable fact. He is struggling on the offensive end. When the hand feels bad, it is common to score single digits. When the hand feels good, 30+ and 40+ are also him.
In short, due to the decline of explosive power, the trend of Harden’s eating touch is more and more obvious.
Now he has fallen out with Digital Man in public. It is not excluded that at the beginning of the season, the relationship between the two sides is still tense, which will have a great impact on his state.
Brother thunder is also the popular fried chicken in the league;
The second brother of thunder, after the embarrassing period, began to get the basic salary;
The third brother of Thunder began to enter an awkward period of his career.
Fifth place: Murray
Koumamba’s performance in the regular season last season was somewhat lackluster, so he was not optimistic in the playoffs. The Nuggets finally won the championship, except for the teacher’s ignorance, the most important contribution was "Koumamba"!
Koumamba not only recovered the projection state before the injury in 2021, but also showed full progress in passing the ball. He and Mr. Joe’s pick-and-roll found the truly epic unsolvable effect. When you face a team with a contract teacher and you have to double-team Murray, your team has no chance of winning.
It is no exaggeration to say that Koumamba was a superstar in the playoffs last season, and his performance on the offensive end was comparable to that of "Black Mamba". And experiencing such a wonderful season after a big injury will greatly increase his confidence and further improve his personal condition.
Not surprisingly, Koumamba will make his first All-Star trip next season and be selected as the best team.
Fourth place: Lillard.
Li’s performance last season can be described as a strong rebound. Many high-level integration data rank in the forefront of the league, and the offensive EPM value ranks first in the league.
He is still one of the best pick-and-roll players in the league, and he is also one of the players with the longest range and the most horizontal at the critical moment. It can be said that on offense alone, even if all the players are put together, few people can be compared with coach Li.
However, Li’s offensive means are lack of diversity, middle distance is lack of threat, and the threat of attacking the frame is not great, mainly long-range shelling after roll-and-pick, so when he feels bad, the offensive threat is greatly reduced. In addition, the failure of the pioneer’s dynamic attack mode also declared that Li’s guidance is not suitable for starting without the ball, but holding the ball is more to his taste. However, this kind of play is easy to be restricted in high-end bureaus, and the running-in cost will be higher when joining hands with other superstars.
Therefore, we believe that even if Li can join the favorite heat as he wishes, the final outcome will not be as wonderful as imagined.
Third place: Alexander
Last season, Alexander continued to upgrade and hit monsters, reaching a new peak in his career.
In terms of high-level data, he began to enter the top of the list. Although the results of leading the team were average, it was not easy to lead the Thunder to the playoffs.
Technically, Alexander has grown into one of the best breakthrough players in the league. He has a strong ability in face-box singles, excellent footwork skills, rhythm changes and foul-making ability.
Of course, there are also shortcomings. When encountering an opponent with particularly strong frame protection ability, his breakthrough threat is greatly reduced, and he still needs to continue to improve his ability to make an emergency stop during the trip. In fact, his ability in this respect has been obviously improved last season, but the output is still not enough.
Practically speaking, Alexander’s ability at present is not enough to suppress Lee’s guidance, but considering the contradiction between Lee’s guidance and the pioneer’s idea of building a team, and Henderson, a rookie in flower exploration, doesn’t seem to buy Lee’s guidance very much, but they are similar in playing style and body shape, and Henderson is 14 years younger than Billy’s guidance! Considering his visible talent, the blazers made it clear that Henderson would be the core of the team building in the future. How to match the two will be a practical problem next season, and it is not excluded that the Trailblazers will give way to the guidance. In short, Li will not be so comfortable in the pioneers in the future.
This is one of the reasons why we put Alexander ahead of the guidance of Lee.
Second place: Dancsics.
Dancsics is the representative of the new generation who holds the ball. He has strong face-to-face singles ability and certain back-to-back ability. Together with his excellent passing vision and coquettish ball-out ability during marching, he has formed this unique new generation.
He can shoot in any area and attack without dead ends. He is the strongest and most stereoscopic perimeter player in the league today.
However, we should also see that Dancsics’s poor performance on the defensive end is always overtaken by his opponent, and he rarely returns to the defense in time when he loses the ball. The data point of view is more obvious. Dancsics is one of the players with the least running distance in the league defense, and the offensive end completely stands when Dancsics has no ball, which does not fully reflect his offensive containment.
This is comparable to Harden.
Therefore, we think that Dancsics has not reached the super-giant level at present, and it needs to evolve. He needs to lose weight. He needs to be more active in defense and running.
As for whether the future can really evolve, our attitude is: not optimistic.
Besides, who can explain why Dancsics’s free throws are so bad?
First place: Curry
There is no doubt that the eldest brother in the list can only be a primary school student.
It can be predicted that the pupils who will reach the age of 36 next season will have a further decline in breakthrough power and defensive energy. But although 36 years old, primary school students have not graduated yet!
Curry is still the No.1 point guard with pure strength in this league.
At the age of 36, why?
With him in this league,
Offensive compatibility, the best;
Tactical value, the highest.
What is the solution?
Is there a player with the ball on the team?
Never mind, Curry can play without the ball.
Lack of ball handlers in the team?
Never mind, Curry can play with the ball.
The team needs to open up space?
It’s best. Curry’s range can be solved.
Does the team need to run in rotation?
Very good at it, Curry can’t stop running!
Therefore, Curry’s offensive and tactical value is the highest in the league, and there is no one!
When an opponent defends Curry, he has to use double-teaming, but it is also difficult to limit him. Curry will create opportunities for his teammates through his constant running and great offensive containment, which is also often said as "the library has gravity".
Can you find a star who is incompatible with Curry?
For teammates, there are too many super giants who are picky! There are also many abandoned teammates! But Curry is not picky about food! Not to waste teammates!
The actual problem in front of Curry is that the salary space of Warriors is very explosive, and the lineup configuration is somewhat deformed. The overall aging is serious and the inside line is empty. It is difficult for the actual configuration of Warriors to match Curry’s tactical value.
The coming 2023-24 season, Curry will play very hard, and the future of this warrior is not bright …
The top ten point guards in the league next season are arranged as follows:
8. Blow Yang
The above is a pre-judgment ranking that is as close to the facts as possible in combination with last season’s performance and possible situations next season, and has nothing to do with personal preferences.
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