June 19, 2024

These days, Jalen Brunson is the buzz of the town when it comes to point guards. Considering Brunson’s previous run of postseason games, it’s not shocking. Some supporters are even included him in the debate for “best point guard.” However, that did not sit well with Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors.

“Has Jalen Brunson become the best point guard in the NBA with his performances in the playoffs so far?” Green’s co-host read.

“F**k no,” Green responded, visibly annoyed. “Steph Curry (is) in the NBA. Dude are you crazy? What? Come on. No, that’s ridiculous.”

That Green would recommend his longtime teammate comes as no surprise. Aside from their common past, Stephen Curry continued to produce impressive performances even in the face of the Warriors’ inconsistent season. Curry averaged 26.4 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game in the regular season.

But Brunson’s stats definitely give Curry a serious competition. The New York Knicks standout finished the team’s 82-game season with 28.7 points, 6.7 assists, and 3.6 rebounds. Moreover, as the mailbox question suggested, the majority of fans are paying attention to Brunson’s playoff numbers.

In eight postseason games, he’s boosted his averages to 35.6 points, 8.1 assists and 4.4 rebounds. Brunson had four straight 40-point games, spanning from Games 4, 5 and 6 of the Knicks’ first-round series to Game 1 of their current series against the Indiana Pacers. His highest outing was during that said Game 4, where he put up a monster double-double of 47 points and 10 assists to give New York a 3-1 advantage over the Philadelphia 76ers.

 

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