Chris Paul. Steve Nash. Jason Kidd. These are three of the NBA’s top point guards of the past 15 years. But while they share a position, their style of play and court production share less in common than you’d think.
The NBA needs a new language to categorize and compare players. It’s not enough to call someone a point guard. In the modern NBA, that doesn’t accurately convey their contribution to the game. Muthu Alagappan thinks we need new definitions and he argued his case at South by Southwest Interactive in a presentation called “Revealing Basketball’s 10 Hidden Positions”. (March 18, 2013)