Originally Posted by D.J.
They're really combo guards, but GP is pretty much on point. The point guard's job is to move the ball and set up his teammates. You have 4 other players who can score. Someone has to handle the ball and be a pass first player.
All the best teams have 1 or 2 ball dominant players, you can't pass the ball around if you don't have the coach and system in place to utilize that movement properly. It's easier to win games with pure talent. You don't have "4 players who can score". You have one or two stars that can create their own shot and 3 scrubs/role players that are only good at doing 1 thing and need to be spoon fed. Those kind of players are not reliable.
Miami - Lebron/Wade dominating the ball with rest of the team standing around for open 3s. They play defense and create turnovers for some more easy baskets.
OKC - Their whole system is Durant/Westbrook ISOs. And their athletic players again forcing turnovers, running the floor and outscoring opponents with their energy and hustle.
Golden State - Their whole offense is Curry/Klay chucking 3s.
Clippers - Similar to OKC+Golden State. Paul dribbles the ball around until he finds an open 3 or a dunk opportunity for Griffin/Jordan. They shoot 3s and run the floor.
Pacers - They play good defense but their offense is absolute shit, it usually turns into George chucking ridiculous shots or Hibbert bricking everything. Nobody on that team can score consistently.
Rockets - All they do is chuck 3s and or shoot free throws. Harden holds the ball for like 90% of the shot clock.
Spurs - Only team that has the coach who got the system in place for amazing ball and body movement resulting in open shots and great team basketball.
So which one of those teams would actually be better with a "traditional" PG? None of them would improve, most would get worse. The offense and passing duties are never the responsibility of 1 player, it's all on the coach. You think Westbrook/Lilard/Irving would play the same way with Pop? He would turn them into even better versions of Tony Parker.