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magichatnumber9
03-25-2010, 03:09 PM
This is sort of inspired by an ESPN insider article. The league just got an infusion of point guards ready to make an impact for there respective teams. Now for this thread take your young point guard and match him up with your fantasy mentor. For instance I still think of Rajon Rondo as young so my fantasy mentor for him would be a floor general like John "Greatness" Stockton. Whats Yours? Oh and the mentor could still be in the league like Billups, or Nash.

*Superman*
03-25-2010, 03:13 PM
I would say Nash. He's can score, great passer, a leader, and still playing damn good ball for his age.

(Picked someone currently in the NBA, 2nd would be Billups)

Raph12
03-25-2010, 03:13 PM
Jason Kidd

RadiantShot
03-25-2010, 03:16 PM
I'd pick Chauncey Billups.

ATX
03-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Starbury :D

mamba24
03-25-2010, 03:18 PM
I'd pick Chauncey Billups.

amen

Bullsfan22
03-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Billups' leadership and efficiency.

abe_froman
03-25-2010, 03:19 PM
billups,nash or cp3

kEviN21
03-25-2010, 03:23 PM
kiddddddd

magichatnumber9
03-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Wait Put the name of your young point guard. For instance If Tyreke Evans was my young point guard I would want Chauncey Billups to be his mentor. If I had Stephen Curry I would want CP3 to be his mentor. Any way good stuff.

BkOriginalOne
03-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Ty Lawson, learning from Billups who has a ring.

roshan3ai
03-25-2010, 03:28 PM
kidd or billups

BOSTON617
03-25-2010, 03:28 PM
billups tran rondo rondos shot is the only thing that needs improvment billups has one of the best shots in the league

*Superman*
03-25-2010, 03:28 PM
Billups for Jameer. There game is almost the same.

*Superman*
03-25-2010, 03:29 PM
Wow no love for Nash!

JerzeyFresh
03-25-2010, 03:30 PM
Billups to Mentor Jrue.

krest213
03-25-2010, 03:32 PM
you cant go wrong with top guys like kid and Chauncey, Steve nash,
my other guys
Fish
Brent Barry can def this a young'n a thing or 2 about the PG position, although he can play all 3 position Shooting guard, Small forward, Point guard
don't know if he's still in the game but Lindsey Hunter

SeoulBeatz
03-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Billups would be first on my list, very composed and does all the right things

magichatnumber9
03-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Wow no love for Nash!Good Point, how about paring Jennings with Nash. I think that would work

*Superman*
03-25-2010, 03:33 PM
Good Point, how about paring Jennings with Nash. I think that would work

:clap:

Perfect fit.

DaBUU
03-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Chauncy Billups.

Swashcuff
03-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Good Point, how about paring Jennings with Nash. I think that would work

Jennings= Shoot first, Nash= Make players better. Maybe under nash jennings would become more efficient and a better PG.

Swashcuff
03-25-2010, 03:41 PM
It's interesting that so many people are saying Chauncey but at the same time people come down on D. Rose and PGs alike who don't have high apg averages.

That being said...... I'd take Billups.

magichatnumber9
03-25-2010, 03:42 PM
Derrick Rose and Chauncey Billups would be a match made in Chicago heaven. Rose would be ELITE.

jojoe1188
03-25-2010, 04:03 PM
if i'm not going to pick a specific young pg just going with any given one, it would be billups. his game is so diverse (posting up and shooting and distributing), not to mention he's never had character issues and is a great leader from what i can tell

Carey
03-25-2010, 04:07 PM
Stockton is pretty tough to top as a mentor

dtmagnet
03-25-2010, 04:07 PM
Steve Nash or Jason Kidd.

Kyben36
03-25-2010, 04:21 PM
Probably Derron williams, Chauncy billups, or Jason kidd

Raidaz4Life
03-25-2010, 04:24 PM
I want Farmar to learn from Nash, to me they have very similar styles of play

Raph12
03-25-2010, 04:30 PM
Kidd is getting no respect, Billups would be #2 on my list, he takes too many bad/contested shots.

DisturbedFTW83
03-25-2010, 04:31 PM
love for chauncy to take jrue under his wing and show him how to be a professional basketball player and elite point guard (hopefully), but i'd love gary payton to mentor him as well as a defensive specialist. i was always a fan of gary's smack talk and play on the court. loved the commercial when he stole the ball from vince carter and started calling himself the glove then carter dunks over him. sorry, went on a lil rant there...

HoopsDrive
03-25-2010, 04:36 PM
Well, it depends really.

For improving and teaching defense, I'd love to see either Nash or Calderon teach the young fella the tricks of the business. They're both equally good on defense so the tie-breaker goes to offense in which case Nash gets the nod.

For passing on leadership values, it'd definitely be Stephon Marbury. I just don't see any better choices really.

To teach the young fella how to be more of a team player, my pick would definitely be Iverson. His career speaks for itself.

To teach the ropes of shooting, I'd pick another young fella by the name of Brandon Jennings. His incredible shooting mechanics will make the other young fella a [brick] shooting machine.

To teach the young fella how to use the quickness, lateral movement and speed to his advantage, then the obvious pick is Derek Fisher. Even at his age, he's still the fastest basketball player on the planet.

Finally, if all the above goes wrong (small chance since they're so good at the aforementioned aspects of the game), I'll just sign Mike THE GOAT James and he can lead by example. :worthy:

quhawk11
03-25-2010, 04:51 PM
Steve Nash plain and simple.

Kakaroach
03-25-2010, 04:59 PM
Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, and Chancey Billups.

heatbb
03-25-2010, 05:02 PM
It's quite hard to tell it about Mario Chalmers but I do know that as a young-ish PG I personally would want lessons from Kidd and Nash, mostly on passing.

TYoung21
03-25-2010, 05:10 PM
Billups for Jrue Holiday because Jrue is VERY similar to billups in many ways...bigger guard, not the most athletic, hits the 3, great on-ball defender and savy.

JDizzle
03-25-2010, 05:12 PM
nash or paul

marvILLous
03-25-2010, 05:21 PM
probably darrick martin

f0n3nyc
03-25-2010, 05:29 PM
Jason Kidd and Sam Cassel

Corey
03-25-2010, 07:10 PM
I'd take Jason Kidd.

He's the most versatile. He knows how to play great defense, pass, rebound, and now he even has a good shooting stroke.

He'd be perfect for any young guard.

Young and Stupid
03-25-2010, 07:13 PM
Well, it depends really.

For improving and teaching defense, I'd love to see either Nash or Calderon teach the young fella the tricks of the business. They're both equally good on defense so the tie-breaker goes to offense in which case Nash gets the nod.

For passing on leadership values, it'd definitely be Stephon Marbury. I just don't see any better choices really.

To teach the young fella how to be more of a team player, my pick would definitely be Iverson. His career speaks for itself.

To teach the ropes of shooting, I'd pick another young fella by the name of Brandon Jennings. His incredible shooting mechanics will make the other young fella a [brick] shooting machine.

To teach the young fella how to use the quickness, lateral movement and speed to his advantage, then the obvious pick is Derek Fisher. Even at his age, he's still the fastest basketball player on the planet.

Finally, if all the above goes wrong (small chance since they're so good at the aforementioned aspects of the game), I'll just sign Mike THE GOAT James and he can lead by example. :worthy:

Well-played sir.

bahama0811
03-25-2010, 07:14 PM
Billups would be my 1st choice but Kidd would be 2nd.

goose15
03-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Nash Billups or Kidd

JasonJohnHorn
03-25-2010, 07:37 PM
For current players: Billups. He knows how to win, knows how to take a big shot, knows how to defend and above all shares the ball and encourages team play.

Retired: Stockton. Not only the greatest passer of all time, all-time steals leader with great court vision and also one of the best shooting point guards. Though he was a little weak on D, he knows his fundamentals.

The Prodigy
03-25-2010, 07:39 PM
Well, it depends really.

For improving and teaching defense, I'd love to see either Nash or Calderon teach the young fella the tricks of the business. They're both equally good on defense so the tie-breaker goes to offense in which case Nash gets the nod.

For passing on leadership values, it'd definitely be Stephon Marbury. I just don't see any better choices really.

To teach the young fella how to be more of a team player, my pick would definitely be Iverson. His career speaks for itself.

To teach the ropes of shooting, I'd pick another young fella by the name of Brandon Jennings. His incredible shooting mechanics will make the other young fella a [brick] shooting machine.

To teach the young fella how to use the quickness, lateral movement and speed to his advantage, then the obvious pick is Derek Fisher. Even at his age, he's still the fastest basketball player on the planet.

Finally, if all the above goes wrong (small chance since they're so good at the aforementioned aspects of the game), I'll just sign Mike THE GOAT James and he can lead by example. :worthy:

Your trying way to hard.

DLeeicious
03-25-2010, 07:40 PM
You can't go wrong with Kidd, Nash or Billups. Out of the 3 I guess I'd lean towards Nash, he is pretty good.

beasted86
03-25-2010, 07:40 PM
Chalmers needs to learn from Mookie Blaylock.

Play lock down defense, and actually distribute the ball instead of being a damn decoy all the time.

dodie53
03-25-2010, 07:50 PM
dragic learning from nash

j37hr0
03-25-2010, 08:06 PM
I think that the year Deron Williams spent with Derek Fisher was invaluable to Williams game.

You don't necessarily need an elite point guard to mentor the young guy. Just little things like driving your knee as hard as you can into the thigh of the big trying to set a screen on you, or how to hook a guys arm and make it look like he fouled you while driving the lane.

jackdawson
03-25-2010, 08:08 PM
Nash, Billups, CP3, kidd.

nuggetsyankees
03-25-2010, 08:11 PM
billups...better mentor nash...better team player

xBLAMEITON24x
03-25-2010, 08:32 PM
Billups, Nash dpending on the PG

VCaintdead17
03-25-2010, 08:38 PM
Chris Duhon.

All he'd have to say is, "don't play like me" and the kid would be all set.

dodie53
03-25-2010, 08:45 PM
You don't necessarily need an elite point guard to mentor the young guy. Just little things like driving your knee as hard as you can into the thigh of the big trying to set a screen on you, or how to hook a guys arm and make it look like he fouled you while driving the lane.

nice

gcoll
03-25-2010, 08:48 PM
For offense? Nash.

For defense? Anyone else except Nash.

Not sure why so many people are saying Billups. He fits with his team, but come on. 5.7 assists a game.

HoopsDrive
03-25-2010, 08:49 PM
Chris Duhon.

All he'd have to say is, "don't play like me" and the kid would be all set.

lol nice

Hawkeye15
03-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Billups

DetroitLions
03-25-2010, 10:12 PM
Sam Cassell I think he would be a good mentor for a young PG but Currently in the NBA Nash

Lord Leoshes
03-25-2010, 10:16 PM
Heat


I want Chalmers to develop into a player like D Harper.

Korman12
03-25-2010, 10:16 PM
Right now I'd say Billups to mentor Holiday, but I think Gary Payton would work best overall.

RadiantShot
03-25-2010, 10:20 PM
For offense? Nash.

For defense? Anyone else except Nash.

Not sure why so many people are saying Billups. He fits with his team, but come on. 5.7 assists a game.

I'd take Billups because he's a leader. He's the general while he's on the floor. Nash is great and all, but he doesn't have the vocal capabilities that Billups' does. Billups' presence is different from Nash's presence.

Miltown34
03-25-2010, 10:39 PM
BJ no Arenas, Baron, or A.I......so maybe Nash cus he has a good eye for the game and they both are flashy passers. But seems like Ray Allen has already had some tips for Brandon Jennings so right now Ray is a dude he looks up to.

Miltown34
03-25-2010, 11:03 PM
Well, it depends really.

For improving and teaching defense, I'd love to see either Nash or Calderon teach the young fella the tricks of the business. They're both equally good on defense so the tie-breaker goes to offense in which case Nash gets the nod.

For passing on leadership values, it'd definitely be Stephon Marbury. I just don't see any better choices really.

To teach the young fella how to be more of a team player, my pick would definitely be Iverson. His career speaks for itself.

To teach the ropes of shooting, I'd pick another young fella by the name of Brandon Jennings. His incredible shooting mechanics will make the other young fella a [brick] shooting machine.

To teach the young fella how to use the quickness, lateral movement and speed to his advantage, then the obvious pick is Derek Fisher. Even at his age, he's still the fastest basketball player on the planet.

Finally, if all the above goes wrong (small chance since they're so good at the aforementioned aspects of the game), I'll just sign Mike THE GOAT James and he can lead by example. :worthy:

TO teach someone to tell a joke I guess I'd pick you

HoopsDrive
03-26-2010, 12:16 AM
TO teach someone to tell a joke I guess I'd pick you

What joke?

BigEric
03-26-2010, 12:28 AM
Billups, Kidd, or Nash. Can't go wrong with any of those guys.

Mauersota
03-26-2010, 12:35 AM
Flynn-Billups
Rubio-Kidd

Draco
03-26-2010, 12:35 AM
Derrick Rose and Chauncey Billups would be a match made in Chicago heaven. Rose would be ELITE.

Meh.. I'm not a huge fan of Billups. I'll go with the Big O.

MacFitz92
03-26-2010, 12:41 AM
Kidd is getting no respect, Billups would be #2 on my list, he takes too many bad/contested shots.

I think most of these youngsters didn't get to see Kidd in his true prime. Kidd is hands down the best PG of this decade, and it's not really close. When you talk about teaching a young PG, you usually talk about how a PG should play, and Kidd WAS the definition of that in his prime.

An argument could be made for Billups and Nash for 2nd best teacher though.

Jack of Blades
03-26-2010, 12:44 AM
Roddy is already learning from the best.

iluvsports2much
03-26-2010, 12:57 AM
This is sort of inspired by an ESPN insider article. The league just got an infusion of point guards ready to make an impact for there respective teams. Now for this thread take your young point guard and match him up with your fantasy mentor. For instance I still think of Rajon Rondo as young so my fantasy mentor for him would be a floor general like John "Greatness" Stockton. Whats Yours? Oh and the mentor could still be in the league like Billups, or Nash.

wow...if rajon rondo learned john stocktons shot then it would be game over...i been sayin it for a long time, if rajon rondo learns a decent shot he will be the best all around PG in the NBA..but rajon rondo + john stocktons shot= HOFer

obviously my team is the lakers and we dont really have a stand out young point guard, so im gonna say i wish shaun livingston got mentored by magic johnson.. when he was with the clippers he was a pretty good point guard, then when he had that leg injury his career has never been the same but he did have a lot of potential.. id love to see another magic johnson and shaun livingston played like a poor man's magic johnson

Hey Man
03-26-2010, 01:23 AM
Gary Peyton teaching Steph Curry

Miltown34
03-26-2010, 01:39 AM
What joke?

you weren't joking lol, now ur really joking lol

SeoulBeatz
03-26-2010, 01:49 AM
Chauncey Billups, Tony Parker, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash.

Aapox
03-26-2010, 01:55 AM
Since there are so many greats retired I am just gonna use active players

Offense - Nash or Parker

Defense - Billups or Kidd, maybe Fisher

Leadership - Billups

Edit: Also, anyone complaining about Billups' assist total clearly doesn't watch much Nuggets games. The offense doesn't really flow through him. Carmello is the offensive driver. As well, that team has a lot of 1 on 1 scorers like Billups himself, Carmello, and Nene

Raph12
03-26-2010, 01:59 AM
I think most of these youngsters didn't get to see Kidd in his true prime. Kidd is hands down the best PG of this decade, and it's not really close. When you talk about teaching a young PG, you usually talk about how a PG should play, and Kidd WAS the definition of that in his prime.

An argument could be made for Billups and Nash for 2nd best teacher though.

Exactly my point.

Billups takes bad shots and has a shoot-first mentality, while Nash can't play defense...

This shouldn't even be a contest.

IndyRealist
03-26-2010, 09:33 AM
For AJ Price (Pacers, if you didn't know): Currently in the league? Jason Kidd, hands down. Then Nash, then Billups. Kidd's game is all about skill, court-vision, and making your teammates better. Nash's game is about court-vision, shooting, and the system. Billups is a great leader, but so are the other two. His size helps his game quite a bit, which you can't teach. My fourth pick would be Jason Williams. He's matured so much from his Sacramento days, and really learned how to be an NBA pro.

Out of the league? Either Stockton or Gary Payton. I don't think anyone could argue with either of those.

IRUAM #21
03-26-2010, 09:51 AM
Would definitely love Kidd mentoring Chalmers

HoopsDrive
03-26-2010, 10:03 AM
you weren't joking lol, now ur really joking lol

:up:

dwadefan03
03-26-2010, 10:18 AM
derek fisher or gary payton for mario chalmers. their games a very similar to me.

CheeznWingz
03-26-2010, 10:26 AM
Steve " i'm so good i can make an alley oop pass with my head" nash

J-Relo
03-26-2010, 10:27 AM
Nash, kidd, billups

Miltown34
03-26-2010, 10:48 AM
:up:

I know couldn't fool me lol...I was like this guy is joking or is crazy as they come

RadiantShot
03-26-2010, 10:53 AM
I don't know why people are complaining that Kidd isn't getting votes. It's an opinion. We're basing this off of our Point-Guard type, and who we would WANT teaching our little man. Don't get offended because someone didn't pick Jason Kidd. He's amazing, yes. It's just an opinion though. I like Billups' all-around game. I like Kidd's. I like Nash's. I'd just personally take Billups, because I love his play-style.

king4day
03-26-2010, 11:02 AM
Billups is probably the guy.

Pierzynski4Prez
03-26-2010, 11:05 AM
linsday hunter