Any diehard Cleveland Cavaliers fan will tell you just how extraordinary Darius Garland is.
The guard has been a fan favorite since joining the team back in 2019.
During three seasons with the Cavs, Garland has only gotten better and better: he started with an average of 12.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists and now has 21.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 8.6 assists.
He’s become so good that he is now officially an NBA All-Star and easily one of the most celebrated guys on the team.
Player A is 2021-22 Donovan Mitchell. Player B is 2021-22 Darius Garland. pic.twitter.com/ES7lZaXSIX
— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) July 30, 2022
When you compare him to other superstars, Garland is holding his own.
Garland was anonymously pitted against Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz on Twitter and his stats easily outweighed Mitchell’s.
A poll showed 62.4% of fans chose Garland over 37.6% for Mitchell.
That is quite the victory and shows that Garland is definitely a unique talent in the league.
So why isn’t he talked about as one of the best guards in the league?
Garland is definitely one of the most promising young guards in the NBA right now.
His stats prove that he is only getting better and outpaces many others in his position throughout the league.
Yet, you don’t hear Garland spoken about alongside guys like Mitchell, Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, and others.
Part of that is because he is so young and people think he still has a lot to prove – and he does.
As time goes on, he will be talked about as one of the greatest in the league if he keeps this up.
But he also plays for the Cavs, an organization that is really and truly a team in every sense.
He is just one piece of many other talented players and doesn’t always draw the spotlight and attention to himself.
There is no doubt that Garland is great but he is often hidden among other greatness on his team.
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