2014 NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals All-Stars

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Point Guard

Apr 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket against San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It really comes down to two players for the PG spot: Tony Parker vs. Russell Westbrook.

Parker represents the cool, calm and controlled dynamic who will give you a solid 20 and six every night that you need it with good shooting percentages but below-average defence. He rarely goes off for 30 or more points, but also rarely has an off-night performance-wise (sometimes his stats are down because his minutes are low, but rarely because his performance is poor).

Russell Westbrook is pretty much the exact opposite.

He is a force of nature who on some nights, can outshine his MVP teammate, Kevin Durant and put up triple doubles like nobody’s business. On other nights he can make OKC’s third-string point guard (Derek Fisher) look like an MVP candidate in comparison. Russell has a habit of forcing bad shots early in the shot clock, and trying to over-do things usually because of his drive to win and self-confidence. Often, because he is so talented it works out (this is when he has great nights). The rest of the time he actually hurts his team. So while OKC are definitely a better team with Westbrook, he does cost them some games.

This Conference Finals All-Star team doesn’t need flashy and explosive from it’s point guard because of the players it has in some of the other positions (like you don’t know who thats going to be…). For this reason, Tony Parker is going to be our PG this time, mostly due to his fit with the team, and his veteran poise.

Decision: Tony Parker

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Tags: 2014 NBA Playoffs 2014 Western Conference Finals LeBron James San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan Tony Parker

  • Vic2093

    I would swap Duncan out and put Paul George at the 2, KD@3= he’s not suited for the 2 and win struggle to defend 23rd regularly, LeBron @ 4, & Ibaka@ 5. He won’tcome up short as all of these players defend and they naturally spread the floor bbecause no 9th can leave their man.

    • http://TexasBSreport.blogspot.com Bill Simpson

      I agree, KD isn’t well suited for the 2 compared to when he’s playing the 3. Ibaka at 5 is interesting, gives an athletic, fast, front court and overall starting five, which is the growing trend in the NBA these days