Indiana Pacers: Ranking all starting point guards in the east

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12 Kyle Lowry, MIA

Stat line: 14.3 PT, 4.8 RB, 5.9 AST, 35.9 FG3%

Lowry is an NBA champion and worthy of respect for that. Unfortunately his play in recent years has begun to see a decline. He certainly is a worthy starter in the east, but is probably no longer a top point guard in the east.

11 Marcus Smart, BOS

Stat line: 11.6 PT, 3.4 RB, 7.3 AST, 34.4 FG3%

Marcus Smart is a much more valuable player on the defensive end of the floor than on offense, showing his ability by winning defensive player of the year a year ago. Additionally, what he brings to the offense isn’t any to sneeze at either.

10 Jrue Holiday, MIL

Stat line: 18.7 PT, 5.2 RB, 7.5 AST, 35.9 FG3%

Another NBA champion and the best of the three holiday brothers. Has always been a bit better of an off ball point guard than a distributor. That is why he is so successful on a Bucks squad that has Giannis bring the ball up the court so often.

9 Jalen Brunson, NY

Stat line: 20.1 PT, 3.2 RB, 6.4 AST, 36.5 FG3%

One of the biggest acquisitions of the offseason, Brunson has played well to date in his role in New York. Definitely a score first point guard who could stand to up his assist numbers and spread the ball a bit more. Because of the skill at the top of the east, he still comes in near the bottom half.