This position was once dominated by Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade but, those days are long gone.
So, it is the time to embrace our upcoming stars for 2022-23
The 2-guard rankings, a position that has undoubtedly experienced better times in the past, are rife with solid role players, some All-Stars, but almost no undisputed superstar, All-NBA sorts. The NBA has a lot of stars but only a few can make it to the top and as per the previous games, the predictions have been made and here we have:
The Top Stars for 2022-2023
Devin Booker has been hovering between 25 and 26 points per game since 2017–18, which would lead one to believe he has plateaued over the past three seasons if one were to merely look at the raw statistics. But because Booker had the best year of his career in 2021–2022, it is important to include both the eye test and advanced data when assessing players.
Booker achieved VORP, BPM, and Win Shares career-highs.
He accomplished this while guiding the Phoenix Suns to the best regular season in the team’s history, albeit one that wasn’t without controversy.
Whatever the case, by 2022–23, we don’t anticipate Booker’s position as the NBA’s top 2-guard to shift.
Donovan Mitchell’s future is up in the air, but we’re confident he’ll remain his usual explosive self. A three-time All-Star, Mitchell has been one of the best shooting guards in the game for years now. He can score from beyond the arc, from the midrange, or near the rim, both with his feet set or off the dribble. With Mitchell as your best player, the playoffs might be your team’s ceiling depending on the pieces around him. But if you pair him with another star or two, who knows? A championship might not be out of the question.
Jaylen Brown has endured concerns about his future with the Boston Celtic for a long time because people believe that he and Jayson Tatum have too similar of a style to get along.
By the way, trade rumors said that Boston offered Brown to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Kevin Durant this offseason, raising further doubts about those issues.
Those inquiries ought likely to calm down moving forward, especially given how dedicated Brown has been, both publicly and privately, with Brown serving as the team’s second-best player and occasionally exceeding Tatum in the postseason, according to reports.
In 2021–22, Brown shot 47.3 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three, averaging 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
After Lonzo Ball and Caruso went down, Zach LaVine overcame lingering injuries and a lack of backup in the backcourt to lead the Bulls to the NBA playoffs in 2021–2022.
LaVine had great stats nonetheless, averaging 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game on splits of 47.6/38.9/85.3 shots.
But the issue still stands: How far can your team advance with LaVine as the star player?
If his backcourt partners can stay healthy, we might learn more about it in 2022–23.