The 76ers might get swept by the Heat today, but the positive takeaway from the series has been the play of 2nd year point guard Jrue Holiday. He’s averaging 17 points, five assists, and is shooting 60 percent on 3-pointers heading into game four. Holiday doesn’t turn 21 until June, and he’s dominating Mike Bibby (and whoever has attempted to guard him).
The 17th pick in the 2009 draft – after not starting or putting up good numbers at UCLA playing behind Darren Collison – Holiday’s explosive series has shown the awesome point guard depth of 09 draft.
Curry and Jennings have been terrific; Lawson has been very good; Douglas and Beaubois have been quality reserves; Rubio hasn’t even played yet, and the jury’s still out on Flynn, Teague and Maynor.
Here’s the order of how they went in first-round of 09 (Douglas was drafted as a SG but has played PG with the Knicks):
Rubio, Flynn, Curry, Jennings, Holiday, Lawson, Teague, Maynor, Collison, Beaubois, Douglas
This is how they might be re-drafted this summer:
Curry, Holiday, Jennings, Lawson, Rubio, Collison, Beaubois, Douglas, Flynn, Maynor, Teague