This is a question that really has been dodged by management and in this forum. The loss of Brent Barry has opened up this position for competition. The candidates: Antonio Daniels, Luke Ridnour, and Ronald Murray. Antonio Daniels is a veteran point guard with an NBA Championship with the Spurs (although he didn't really play at all). He is a good athlete, a solid defender, protects the ball well, and a streaky shooter. He was solid last season as a back up and in the moments that he started. He's not a scoring point guard nor is he a playmaker. He doesn't make too many mistakes and he always plays hard. Luke Ridnour is a second year point guard who didn't play that much last season. He is a good set shooter w/ range (although his field goal percentage would not indicate so), he pushes the ball well in transition, he is a good passer, and he is still developing. The knock on him is that he is a poor defender and he turns the ball over too much. Ridnour is more of a playmaker than Daniels, but he still has trouble making solid plays in the half court. He also didn't play well in the summer league and will be coming into camp nursing a hip injury. Ronald Murray is a third year player who excelled last season as a combo guard. He can beat his man consistently off the dribble, has three point range, has a good mid range jump shot, attacks the rim relentlessly, is a good passer, and is a clutch player. The knock on him is that he doesn't defend well, is turnover prone, and that he looks for his own shot too much. Murray is definitely a scorer, but he showed last season that he is capable of getting his teammates involved. Murray flourished last season when he was splitting time between the point guard position and the shooting guard position. There are many people that doubt the Murray will ever mature into a legitimate point guard. In my opinion Murray is too talented to keep on the bench. Antonio Daniels is a solid back up but he is a bottom tier starting point guard. Luke Ridnour has not adjusted to the strength and speed of the NBA game. Murray and Ray Allen had difficulties playing together, but that could change w/ another year of experience playing w/ each other. My vote is to start Murray, what's yours?