In our latest edition of our NBA Power Rankings, we tier all 30 projected starting point guards in the league heading into the 2023-24 season.
Just like that, the 2023-24 NBA season is on the horizon. It all begins when NBA Training Camps officially open across the league on October 3. Teams that are participating in pre-season games overseas will be able to report to camp soon but for the most part, the NBA will be back into full swing by the first week of October.
As we inch closer to the start of the new season, this is a good time to begin rolling out our player power rankings. We begin by ranking (with the help of four tiers) all 30 projected starting point guards in the NBA heading into the 2023-24 campaign.
Tier 4 – The point guards that are solid starters
In this first tier, these are projected starters who could very much fill the role of a starting point guard for the team but may have reached a point in their careers where they might be better suited as a backup. This is not a knock on any of these players as earning a starting point guard in the NBA is a great accomplishment in itself.
30. Tyus Jones, Washington Wizards
During the offseason, the Washington Wizards made the big pivot toward rebuilding, and trading Bradley Beal was part of those initial plans. As part of the offseason moves, Tyus Jones now becomes the projected starting point guard for the Wizards this season.
Jones has been a spot starter throughout his career in Memphis but I’m not so sure he should be considered an everyday starter. Coming off a season in which he averaged 10 points and five assists per game on efficient shooting numbers, Jones is going to be an effective stopgap at the position for the Wizards.
In turn, he could also emerge as an appealing trade target for a contender team looking for depth at the point guard position at the NBA Trade Deadline.