The Clippers could be stuck in a positive dilemma going into this season. There can only be on starting point guard for each of the 30 teams in the NBA. Problem is the Clippers have two and aren’t sure which one will take over the starting role next season. One point guard has the experience of playing in the NBA and that’s Mo Williams, while the while the other point guard is younger and has more potential along with upside and that’s Eric Bledsoe.
Bledsoe does have some experience as a starter on his belt. Last season he stepped into the starting point guard role for the injured Baron Davis and was impressive. Impressive enough to make Clipper fans know that this guy would be the future starting point guard one day. He very well could be this season.
Bledsoe averaged 8.9 points per game and 5.9 assist per game as the team’s starting point guard last season.
There is some concern about the lockout effecting Bledsoe’s development. Having a long stretch of time where you can reach any of your coaches or not being allowed at the practice facilities can be tough for any 21 year old. He has done his best though to stay in shape and improving on his game by practicing with a ton of current NBA players along with just recently playing for the Melo league.
However, there shouldn’t be any excuses since the competition in Mo Williams has been in a similar situation to the one he is in right now with Bledsoe. Back in 2007-2008 Mo Williams was the starter for the Bucks, but there was a rookie by the name of Ramon Sessions that made an impact just like Bledsoe did in his rookie year. The Bucks were so excited about Sessions that they ended up trading Williams to the Cavaliers after that season.
Seeing what happened in the past for Williams should only make him stronger for the similar situation that is up ahead.
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