Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
Chris Paul is undoubtedly the best all-around starting point guard in the league.
Paul makes the game's toughest position look easy.
His brilliant basketball IQ, pinpoint passes, array of scoring moves and fiery competitive drive is often frustrating for opposing defenses.
His understanding for the flow of the game is uncanny.
Paul can run half court sets like clockwork, or if need be, he can kick the tempo up and lead teams on the break.
He runs the offense like a grandmaster caliber chess player—he sees outcomes 10 steps before they happen.
He can finish with either hand, catch and shoot, spot up or knock down shots off the dribble whilst being heavily contested.
Plain and simple—Paul is a supremely intelligent basketball player with elite level offensive skills.
He's always talking, always encouraging teammates and never stops competing.
Paul is adept at forcing turnovers whether it's playing the passing lane or knowing when to reach on man-to-man defense.
Paul also led the league in steals among point guards.
His virtually perfect balance of offense and defense is what makes him the league's best point man.