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Solar Panel, ep. 62: What exactly IS a good point guard in today’s NBA?

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The guys talk about point guard prospects for the 2018-19 season for the Phoenix Suns, and how few NBA PGs actually fit the description of a quality point guard

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Tim, Dave and Greg are back!

This week’s edition of the Solar Panel covers a wide range of current, relevant topics around this poo-poo platter season of the Phoenix Suns, including:

  • Fallout from yet another embarrassing display of sportsmanship by the Suns
  • A forward look at the free agent point guard crop. Can we really enter next season with point guard rotation of Elfrid Payton and Brandon Knight taking up 30% of the Suns cap space together
  • Dave points out that the idea of a “good” point guard is a pipe dream in today’s NBA: defense-oriented point guard who isn’t a disaster on offense and can dish 5+ assists per 36 minutes and is under 30 years old is actually quite rare in today’s NBA. There’s only THREE guards in the whole NBA this year who fit that bill (D-Rating <= 105, O-Rtg >= 100, age under 30, A/per 36 >= 5). THREE. Westbrook. Simmons. Rubio. That’s it. If you increase the D-Rtg allowance to 108, all other factors the same, the list grows to only 14.
  • A discussion on the future of the Suns’ GM, and a look at the draft

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