Chris Paul is always looking to improve himself, a trait that explains why his turnovers are down, his three-point percentage is up and he has earned himself the No. 1 spot on this star-studded list.
Paul has been a perennial All-Star since he joined the league, excelling as a penetrator, passer, shooter, facilitator and man-to-man perimeter defender. He is constantly near the top in terms of free-throw shooting, three-point shooting, steals, assists and points, showing how wide of a skill set he possesses.
In the two best years of his career, '07-08 and '08-09, he was surrounded by an offensively-minded team that featured David West and Peja Stojakovic. Paul averaged 20-plus points and 10-plus assists in both seasons, showing the league why he should be considered one of the greats in the game.
When you look at "the best players" at a position, you can't just look at one attribute. While Rajon Rondo put up incredible playoff numbers and is probably a slightly better facilitator—which is partially due to his superior supporting cast—he just doesn't match up with CP3 in terms of shooting and consistency.
Chris Paul simply has the edge over everyone else on this list. He has more consistency than Rondo, is a better facilitator than Williams, can score better than Nash and is healthier and more well rounded than Derrick Rose.
In other words, he's the best.
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