Every NBA team’s greatest point guard of all time

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Detroit Pistons
Isiah Thomas #11, Point Guard for the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons — Isiah Thomas

19.2 points per game
9.3 assists per game
3.6 rebounds per game

Isiah Thomas was back in the national lexicon after the Last Dance. He was left off Team USA for the Dream Team despite absolutely deserving to go. It made us all look back at Isiah Thomas’ career, and most had an extra appreciation for what he did for the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons took Thomas with the second-overall pick in the 1981 NBA Draft. He became one of the best point guards in the history of the game. He made 12 All-Star Teams in his 13 seaosns in the NBA. He was untouchable at the position during a time when the point guard position wasn’t as appreciated. Detroit took him with open arms, and things got even better when the Bad Boy Pistons took over the NBA.

Thomas brought the kind of character and leadership a team like this needed. He kept the team on the right path as they won back-to-back championships in 1989 and 1990. He could have had another championship, but the Lakers squeaked one out in 1988 despite Thomas putting up 43 points in Game 6 of the Finals.

Thomas played his entire 13-year career with the Pistons. Outside of Detroit, he isn’t appreciated as much as he should be. He was one of the best players in the history of the league. He helped take down Michael Jordan at the peak of his powers. The Pistons were the scariest team in the league, and that was mostly because Isiah Thomas was the team’s star.