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The fall of the NBA big man

3/7/2012

Last Sunday, NBA fans were treated to a point guard extravaganza. Rajon Rondo posted a triple-double (18 points, 20 assists, 17 rebounds) that only Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson could match. Deron Williams went Air Jordan on Michael Jordan's squad, dropping 57 points on the hapless Charlotte Bobcats. Derrick Rose scored 35 while giving out eight assists in a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, and Chris Paul sank the game-winning shot in overtime while posting 28 points and 10 assists against the Houston Rockets. And that's not to mention the 22-point, 11-assist, nine-rebound effort the Denver Nuggets' Ty Lawson had against Tony Parker, who himself recorded 25 points and seven dimes.

There's no denying it: Point guard has become the most prolific position in the NBA.

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