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JordansBulls
08-04-2009, 11:38 PM
Is it a good thing if your PG leads your team in scoring?

b_rad23
08-04-2009, 11:38 PM
If he leads in assists as well....

JWO35
08-04-2009, 11:39 PM
Yeah why not? As long as he leads the team with ast. per game as well

marlinsfan24
08-04-2009, 11:39 PM
What was said above

blackjack_119
08-04-2009, 11:40 PM
Depends on the rest of the makeup of the team. Ideally, I would prefer any position besides PG to lead the team in scoring because I view PG's as distributors more than scorers, but if the rest of the team is properly built around the concept (SG who can create for others, unselfish role players) then there is no problem with a PG leading the team in scoring.

Corey
08-04-2009, 11:44 PM
Realistically, I want my point guard dishing it out, scoring 10-15 per game, and playing great defense. That's ideal.

If my point guard is the one scoring, it indicates a lack of flow on the offensive end, and possibly some selfishness. This isn't always true, but it can be.

If I have a point guard that's a great scorer, than so be it, but that isn't what I expect, or want out of that position.

JordansBulls
08-04-2009, 11:55 PM
If he leads in assists as well....

Only PG I remember leading his team in scoring and winning it all was Magic in 1987.

tland22
08-05-2009, 12:05 AM
if your PG is AVGing 23PPG, then yea, thats fine. CP3

But it isnt the ideal situation, You want the PG to do-it-all and if they are a DO-IT-ALL PG and leading in scoring, then YES thats great. If the PG leads team in scoring and that all, then NO, you dont want that.

cowboyz180
08-05-2009, 12:06 AM
its not a bad thing..

SteveNash
08-05-2009, 12:39 AM
Only PG I remember leading his team in scoring and winning it all was Magic in 1987.

Walt Frazier and Isiah Thomas twice.

But no, it's generally not a good thing to have your PG lead your team in scoring.

Lakers4ItAll
08-05-2009, 12:55 AM
I wouldn't want my PG to he should be dishing out the ball and playing D.

Raps18-19 Champ
08-05-2009, 01:00 AM
I would actually like it if my PG led in scoring. He would have the ball all the time. He has to pass too though.

vash9
08-05-2009, 02:21 AM
Well, in some way, i do like it, but then again i don't.

Example home: Devin Harris.
He's a great player, but when you look at percentage wise, it's pretty low. I don't have the actual numbers, but he's shooting like .300-.400 or something like that i think. That's not great, but hey, 21 or something ppg, while almost averaging 7 assists. That's pretty good i guess.

But the only way a PG should be scoring the most is when he is playing great defense, actually giving assists out also, and having that leadership role.

Nets fan 93
08-05-2009, 02:44 AM
Yes. As long as the team wins games.

zambo4president
08-05-2009, 02:46 AM
Somebodys got to do it.

azkarraga
08-05-2009, 03:13 AM
i mean, its ok as long as your PG is magic

JJ81
08-05-2009, 05:42 AM
Neither good nor bad.

JordansBulls
08-05-2009, 08:25 AM
i mean, its ok as long as your PG is magic

I think Isiah did as well in 1990.

daleja424
08-05-2009, 08:33 AM
BAD. And not becasue it says anything bad about your PG...it just says the rest of your team isn't very good. If your PG is good at his job he is working to create for his teammates. If they can't score more then him given that he is spending most his time passing them the ball then your team isn't going to be very good.

Look at Utah for example. They are one piece away from being a legit contender. They need a big time scorer who can play off Deron Williams. You need a consistant and efficient scoring threat next to a good PG to maximize your teams potential. For that reason it is highly unlikely that a team will win a Championship with their PG leading them in scoring.

daleja424
08-05-2009, 08:37 AM
Only once in the past 25 years has a team whose leading scorer was a PG won a championship. That was in 1986 when Magic Johnson was the leading scorer on the Lakers. Generally speaking, if your PG is your best scorer you aren't built for a championship...

skinsfan4life80
08-05-2009, 08:46 AM
All depends on the make up of the team..espcailly who the shooting guard is? As long as he leads the team in asists sure why not. Worked for Isaish Thomas

azkarraga
08-05-2009, 08:49 AM
I think Isiah did as well in 1990.

but in the case of isiah's pistons, i dont know if that's that good. my feeling is, and i might be wrong here, that sometimes the pistons relied too much on him to score as if he were the only scoring option (which i know was not) while in magic's lakers there was always more team involvement with kareem and worthy.

JordansBulls
08-05-2009, 10:41 AM
Only once in the past 25 years has a team whose leading scorer was a PG won a championship. That was in 1986 when Magic Johnson was the leading scorer on the Lakers. Generally speaking, if your PG is your best scorer you aren't built for a championship...

Isiah in 1990

KnicksR4Real
08-05-2009, 10:53 AM
My point guard would be a leader, if it needs to be in points, so be it. BUt I would want him to distribute the ball more than he shoots it.

DCSportsIsPain
08-05-2009, 10:56 AM
Really, it depends upon the rest of the team. If your point guard is leading the team in scoring ... that is way too non-specific. Leading by a few points per game? Leading by a ridiculous number? What's the PPG number and what's the rest of the team doing?

Does it look like this:
PG - 20
SG - 18
SF - 16
PF - 16
C - 14

Or like this:
PG - 25
SG - 15
SF - 15
PF - 15
C - 10

I think what the PG does depends on the rest of the team.
It's really difficult to answer this question without knowing if the PG is leading because he can, even on a well balanced team, or because there are no better options.

JIDsanity
08-05-2009, 10:59 AM
It doesn't matter who is scoring the ball as long as there is someone passing it.

J-Relo
08-05-2009, 11:09 AM
yes as long wins come together and also nice number of assists

DCSportsIsPain
08-05-2009, 11:14 AM
It doesn't matter who is scoring the ball as long as there is someone passing it.

OK. Suppose everybody on the team is passing the ball.
There's no law that says that the PG is the only person allowed to pass the ball.

jimbobjarree
08-05-2009, 11:18 AM
if he still gets 11 assists and your team had 6-8 players scoring double figures then yah

daleja424
08-05-2009, 11:22 AM
Isiah in 1990

sorry yeah. That was close tho. You had him with 18 but you also had Dumars at 18 and a couple at like 14-15...It was well balanced...

JayW_1023
08-05-2009, 11:28 AM
A scoring point guard only makes significant impact if he doesn't give up the same amount of points to the other end.

Tony Parker is a scoring point guard, and he is an above average defender on a defenseive minded team...so he has all the intangibles to make an impact.

In Golden State we have Monta Ellis...but since the Warriors only play on one end any point production from constant chucking is usually negated.

Steve Nash is actually a very underrated defender...sure he isn't the athlete to play great on the ball defense...but he does play smart team defense. He doesn't hurt his team as much defensively as people think.

Kyben36
08-05-2009, 11:34 AM
I think so. Well. especialy if he is both a good scorer and a good passer. I feel its a good thing since he has the ball in his hands, and on a team like the Lakers, some times, not alot, Kobe just isnt even near the ball, I understand that he needs a break and the rest of the team needs to play, but if you have a player who can get you hole team a high FG % then you give him the ball .

Hustla23
08-05-2009, 11:37 AM
A scoring point guard only makes significant impact if he doesn't give up the same amount of points to the other end.

Tony Parker is a scoring point guard, and he is an above average defender on a defenseive minded team...so he has all the intangibles to make an impact.

In Golden State we have Monta Ellis...but since the Warriors only play on one end any point production from constant chucking is usually negated.

Steve Nash is actually a very underrated defender...sure he isn't the athlete to play great on the ball defense...but he does play smart team defense. He doesn't hurt his team as much defensively as people think.
Speaking of Steve Nash, I actually met him today as he was walking through downtown manhattan with his daughters.

He looks ridiculously old in person lol

tland22
08-05-2009, 11:39 AM
^^^ haha sweet

Hustla23
08-05-2009, 11:50 AM
^^^ haha sweet
It was pretty cool. I didn't want to ask for a picture or autograph since he was with his family but he was talking to people as he walked by. Classy guy