Sunday, May 27, 2007

NBA Legacy Watch: Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer

In the Utah Jazz run to the Western Conference Finals, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer have really shown some incredible ability.

Williams has averaged 19. 3 ppg and 8.9 apg for the playoffs, including 30.3 ppg and 9 apg in the conference finals. Boozer is averaging 24.9 ppg and 12.4 rpg, including 26.7-13.0 in the conference finals.

The other big performers still around in the playoffs already had pretty strong reputations; Williams and Boozer have really broken out as stars, establishing themselves as legitimate studs this playoff season. More than anybody Tim Duncan has enhanced an existing legacy during these playoffs, but Williams and Boozer are doing more than any other players to create legacies.

Both players have been very impressive during the playoffs, and I've got my own preference for big men that can score and rebound. But Williams is one of many great young point guards that are really showing that the PG position is in good hands for the next decade.

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