Originally written on Blog So Hard Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

^ the same reaction Wizards fans had when looking at the backups

Surely by now all Wizards fans know they are going into the beginning of the season without their start point guard in John Wall. Luckily for Washington, they caught the potential stress fracture early, which means Wall should only miss roughly the first month of the regular season. The Wizards will not be able to replace his production by any means, but is there a capable guard who can fill his role for the first month?

Who do you think will be the opening night starter at point?

Let’s take a look at who could potentially be starting game 1 at point guard for the Wizards.

A.J. Price: Going into his 4th year and has been a career backup, logging under 15 minutes per contest. Was signed in the off-season to potentially be the primary backup to Wall. Started the first preseason game vs Charlotte, but had 5 turnovers and only 1 assist.

Career Stats – 6 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 TO

Shelvin Mack: Entering his sophomore season, his knowledge of the playbook and familiarity with coach Randy Wittman may be his biggest advantage as the other candidates are mostly newcomers. Mack finished preseason game 1 with 7 assists and ZERO turnovers, a number Wittman surely loves.

Career Stats – 3.6 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2 assists, .8 TO

Jordan Crawford: Surprised to see Crawford’s name here? Me too. The unconscious chucker doesn’t seem like much of a candidate to run point when he would much rather just take the ball and jack it up. Crawford does have play-maker skills and is a fairly good passer when he wants to be. Is there any chance this coaching staff can get him to slow down on the shooting and run a little point? With the right approach, a Beal/Crawford backcourt could be intriguing.

Career Stats – 13.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.1 TO

Jannero Pargo: Journey-man going into his 9th NBA season after making stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, New Orleans and Atlanta. Pargo is more of a scoring point guard than a primary distributor and it remains to be seen what direction Wittman will want to go when it comes to running the point. Pargo is also dealing with an injury (possibly ribs) that kept him out of the preseason game.

Career Stats – 6.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.1 TO

Regardless of who the choice is, it is likely going to be a solid rotation of all of the guys mentioned above. Each player has a particular set of skills and different strengths and weaknesses. Let’s just hope as Wizards fans that someone can step up and keep this team afloat for the first month of the season until John Wall can get back and take over.

So who is your choice?

Feel free to give us your opinion, vote in the poll, and if you feel like discussing this topic further, check out this message board topic.

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