Indiana Pacers: Ranking all starting point guards in the east

Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

4. Darius Garland, CLE

Stat line: 20.6 PT, 2.7 RB, 7.8 AST, 38.3 FG3%

While Garland has a few lower numbers than others below him on this list, there as some great ones as well. He is shooting nearly 40% from deep and is still only in his fourth year. He has tremendous growth potential and is already an all-star candidate in the east.

3. Tyrese Maxey, PHI

Stat line: 22.9 PT, 3.5 RB, 4.4 AST, 42.2 FG3%

The third year player has been a huge surprise in the NBA so far and has outpaced any and all expectations. He is another player with a high ceiling that could easily top a list like this in a few years. Expect continued growth out of the young Sixers’ player.

2 Trae Young, ATL

Stat line: 27.5 PT, 2.8 RB, 9.9 AST, 31.1 FG3%

Many would probably put him as the best point guard on the list, and understandably so. He is averaging an absurd amount of points and assists. Young will always be limited by his size however as well as is struggling from deep this season. There are also murmurs of off-court issues as well.

1 Tyrese Haliburton, IND

Stat line: 20.7 PT, 3.9 RB, 10.5 AST, 40.5 FG3%

Was there any doubt? For those of you who would put Young in this position let me try to convince you otherwise. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging almost 2 more assists per game on much more efficient shooting, especially from deep (almost 10% better from deep). This means less missed shots and more opportunities for those around them. Sounds like an ideal point guard to me. And it should to you as well.

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