The Western Conference is no longer the best conference in the league, but there is still some very stiff competition at the point guard spot. The San Antonio Spurs have not had an elite point guard since Tony Parker's last All-Star season in 2014. (you can’t convince me that prime Parker was not a top-three PG), but Dejounte Murray is quickly emerging as a star and the central focus of the Spurs’ rebuild.
San Antonio is often snubbed when it comes to the conversation of what is “elite.” Tim Duncan is left off the top five all-time list, people doubt the greatness of Gregg Popovich, and recently DeMar DeRozan was snubbed from an All-Star appearance.
Some would go as far as to say Anthony “Street Clothes” Davis is a better power forward than Duncan, but that argument doesn’t deserve any time. I, for one, am tired of the Spurs playing second fiddle in any sports debate, and while it’s true they are not playing up to standard this season, they are still home to one of the best point guards in the entire NBA.
Between Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, and Damian Lillard, the Western Conference has some of the best points guards of this generation all currently playing. Where does Dejounte stand? While remaining as unbiased as possible, here are my rankings of all the Western Conference point guards for Air Alamo.
*Note: All stats are current as of 11/23.
15. Monte Morris, Denver Nuggets - 11 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4apg
Monte Morris shouldn't be playing in the starting lineup, but he’s subbed in for an injured Jamaal Murray. Despite that, his numbers are not great and he is not a deep threat at all. In the modern NBA, the point guard is a scorer, and he doesn’t really do that. The Nuggets are a competitive team even with the worst point guard in the conference, but that’s because they have reigning MVP Nikola Jokic.