I’ve seen enough.  Injury prone label be damned, Stephen Curry rises to the second tier of the point guard rankings.  I’ve always loved the talent but that ankle injury is frightening (I drafted him in the 2nd round last year…sigh).  Through 25 games this year Curry has stayed healthy and hasn’t missed a start. 

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I don’t care who you are, if you are able to get a triple double then you deserve some praise.  Well, unless it’s one of those triple doubles with 10 turnovers.  Jordan Crawford has been inserted into the starting lineup and has been a plus player in just about every category (not FG%). 

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Andre Iguodala has been a source of contention in the comments recently.  Some people just want to cast him aside and leave him for dead (I may be exaggerating slightly).  Not me.  No man left behind is my motto (unless your name is Andrew Bynum, to hell with that guy). 

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Pau Gasol and the Lakers have had a train wreck of a season so far.  Pau is seeing nearly all his numbers being below career average (12.6/8.9/3.5/0.5/1.2 with 42% FG and 76% FT) and having “knee tendinitis” to boot.  As such, I had to move him down in the tiers because you can’t be a Victoria’s Secret model with those type of numbers.  

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In Kyrie Irving’s first game back from injury, he helped the Cavs beat the Lakers.  Surprised?  You shouldn’t be, because the Lakers stink right now.  Now a confession… the headline was lying.  Now are you surprised?  Irving punished the Lakers going 28/6/11/1 with four 3PM and shooting 11-21 from the field. 

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Paul George came into the season with some massive hype, including some by yours truly.  Then Danny Granger got injured and the hype ballooned even more.  The only problem was that the balloon was filled with carbon dioxide (CO2 for you nerds) and not helium. 

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It’s been the Kobe Bryant show over in LA and will remain that way until Steve Nash comes back.  This is an extremely small sample size but Pau Gasol arguably had his best game this year when Nash was handling the ball (the first game of the year!). 

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Now that the rust is coming off the season (except for you Steve Nash), we’ll be splitting the Wednesday posts into morning (for recaps) and afternoon (for the tiers).  Check out the previous Centers, Forwards, and Guards tiers.  This week we’ll jump right into the guards.

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Last night, Kobe Bryant scored over half his team’s points (40) and reached a triple double.  No, not the good kind of triple double…the kind where you also have 10 turnovers.  An absurd line of 40/10/3/3 with 5 3PM, 12-28 FG, 11-13 FT, and the aforementioned 10 turnovers. 

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As I mentioned the past couple weeks, every Wednesday I will release tiers for G/F/C in rotating fashion.  Here’s the original tiersupdated Guard tiers, and last week’s Forward tiers.  Starting next week, I’ll split this into a morning and afternoon post (morning for recap and afternoon for tiers) to better explain the movement taking place. 

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