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The competition among guards has become stiffer with many are showing significant progress and honing to become an All-Star caliber vying for seven guards from each conference in the All-Star game: with starters features two guards and three frontcourt players, while reserves are comprised of two guards, three frontcourt players, and two wildcard selection. Here’s a quick look at eight best guards that should be in the mix for the NBA Allstar 2023 Guards.
Donovan Mitchell: 28.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.9 apg
Since his moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers to team-up with Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, and Evan Mobley, his production and player efficiency skyrocketed as he helping the Cavs to make a deep regular season run and vying for a playoff spot for the first time since LeBron James left the team in 2018. He has scored 30 points or more in 12 games this season, he also made a historic 71 points performance, becoming the seventh player to score 60 or more points in an NBA game, and became the shortest player in the NBA to score 71 points. The 26 year-old is scoring at a career-best level and is one of two players this season that has knocked down 75 or more 3-pointers at a clip of at least 40%.
Luka Doncic: 33.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 8.8 apg
The 23 year-old Slovenian MVP candidate has been putting up astronomical numbers, breaking history such as his series of 40-point triple-doubles, joining the likes of Oscar Robertson, James Harden, Russel Westbrook, Wilt Chamberlain, and LeBron James. In just his fifth season, Doncic is now tied with Dirk Nowitzki for the second-most 40-point outings in Dallas Mavericks history (20).
De’Aaron Fox: 23.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 6.0 apg
The Sacramento Kings are unbelievable this season with an abysmal improvement of 24-18 record and fourth in a tight Western Conference competition. During November 9 – 22, Fox led Sacramento on a seven-game win streak, producing 28 points or more in four of those contests. Fox is alway consistent scoring-machine/playmaking guard for the Kings but found no luck from the previous seasons, but now with Domantas Sabonis in his side, he has a shot to lead King to first playoffs appearance in almost 20 years.
Ja Morant: 27.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 7.9 apg
After falling short from the hands of the Golden State Warriors in the Western semi-finals last season, he is now leading the Memphis Grizzlies to another formidable regular season record, currently sitting at the second seed of the West with a 29-13 record. The 23 year-old spent this regular season so far with very competitive and highly productive performances with his backcourt Desmond Bane and now with their starting big man Jaren Jackson Jr. With how the Memphis Grizzlies are performing this season, Morant likely earns a second trip in the 2022-2023 All-Star Game.
DeMar Derozan: 26.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.9 apg
The former Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs, a 14-year veteran, isn’t likely slowing down. His currently leading the Chicago Bulls to almost consistent 25 points per game performance. Despite that abysmal all-around performance of the Los Angeles native, Bulls are struggling to get into the winning column, missing the key piece in the absence of Lonzo Ball. The Bulls are currently 20-24 this season and 10th in the Eastern Conference, on the brink of losing the play-in spot.
Tyrese Haliburton: 20.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 10.2 apg
The Indiana Pacers’ “Point God” is flirting with triple-doubles each night and potentially becoming a point guard of this generation with his insane court vision, intelligence on the game, and an excellent facilitator. During the three-game stretch from November 25-28, Haliburton became the first player to register 40 assists or more with no turnovers. This 22 year-old from IOWA currently leads the league in assists and is the primary driver of Indiana Pacers’ surprising 23-21 record, 8th in Eastern Conference.
Jaylen Brown: 27.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.2 apg
So far in Jaylen Brown’s career, he has been in the All-Star game once, however, it did not bother the 26 year-old to become a vital future of the Boston Celtics dropping 27 points per game and accompanying his teammate and MVP Candidate Jayson Tatum by pouring 30 points or more in 16b games stretch. Brown is currently averaging his career high in points, rebounds, and field percentages (50.4%), and free throw percentages (83.2%).
Stephen Curry: 28.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 6.4 apg
Stephen Curry is the Golden State Warriors, and the Golden State Warriors is Stephen Curry. He led the Warriors to four titles in a seven year stretch. The 34 year-old continued to wreck the league with his insane speed, pace, shot accuracy, and excellent playmaking. The Warriors are currently sitting at the eight spot of the Western Conference table with a 21-22 record.
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