Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged this season playing point guard but Michael Carter-Williams isn't willing to concede the role.
The Milwaukee Bucks lost Carter-Williams due to a torn labrum in his left hip for the final 23 games.
Jason Kidd has named Antetokounmpo as the Bucks' point guard heading into next season.
"I think this Giannis playing point guard next year got a little out of hand," Carter-Williams said during exit interviews Thursday. "I think he is definitely going to control the ball a lot more, but he's not going to guard a point guard. I'll be guarding the point guard."
Carter-Williams believes he and Antetokounmpo can coexist.
"I think that whole, 'What am I going to do now because Giannis is the point guard,' thing is a little bit blown out of proportion," Carter-Williams said.
"To be honest I don't think too much is going to change. Giannis is a talented guy, he's a potential star in this league. I think if it helps the team with him getting the ball through the offense more than that's what we want to do."