The Top 5 Point Guards in NBA 2k9

ChiCitySports .ComCorrespondent IJune 3, 2009

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The point guard position in NBA 2k9 is one of, if not the most important position in the game. The team is lead by the point guard, and without good play from him, your team could be in trouble. Sure it’s easy to score down in the paint in the game, but what makes you a winner in 2k9 is the mid-range game. 

If you have a killer mid range game, you will defiantly be the cream of the crop in NBA 2k9.

These rankings are not based on real life NBA play by these guards, but instead on how good they are in 2k9.


5. Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets

Billups is a good point guard to use, and if used effectively he can be deadly. Billups possesses a great three point shot along with a smooth mid-range jumper. He is not the fastest guard in the game, but still can get down the court fairly quickly.

Being on the Nuggets also helps his game. While your opponent is keying in on Melo or Nene, use Billups to your advantage. Set a pick and roll and stroke the three ball, or just hit the mid range jumper.

Billups can also get to the rim gracefully. A nice floater to his game makes him deadly in the paint.


4.  Deron Williams, Utah Jazz

Williams has the size and quickness to be an elite point guard, and his jump shot is not bad either. He truly lacks a deadly three point shot, and his shot is sometimes difficult to get down.Williams has a nice passing rating, and can make those quick passes in the lane.

Utah doesn’t have a lot of talent for people to key off other players; instead Williams may be the player that your opponent is keying in on. With the latest roster update (5/24) Williams a  95 overall, making him the second best rated point guard in the game.


3. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

Why is Rose so high on the list? That’s a question you might be asking yourself, but here me out on this before you get all wild up. Rose is a 87 on the latest roster update, but he is one of the sickest players in the game.

Rose has a great mid-range jumper and is even better in the paint. The kid is a beast when driving to the basket. His dunking is really high in the game, and that’s a good attribute to have for a point guard.

In fact he has the best dunking ability out of all the point guards in the game. His size is also a matchup problem for other point guards in the game. He is strong and can get to the basket sometimes without any trouble.

Passing is something that is also a key attribute to his game. He can make quick and crisp passes in the lane, leading to easy layups for the big men down low. Rose really lacks a three point shot, and that’s what kills him in this game.  Just imagine if this kid had a deadly three point jumper?

Before we get to the top two, let me just say this: Picking between these two players was difficult. Both are excellent point guards in the game, and could easily be number one on the list.


2. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

Nash continues to be one of the best point guards in the 2k series. Nash has almost everything you could ask for from a point guard. He has a great three point shot, good mid-range jumper, he is good in the lane, and is a fast point guard. Nash also has one of the smoothest shots in the game, and his release point is very accurate.

If Nash is used right, you can give your opponent’s defense fits all game. His ability to drive in the lane and either lay it up, or dish out to Richardson on the wing, or even Shaq down low.

The ability to pass in traffic and find open players is what makes Nash stand out as one of the best point guards in the game.


1. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets

Paul is the best point guard in NBA 2k9 because he has it all. A pretty good three point shot, he is quick, a great passer, and also has a deadly jump shot. It’s no surprise that Paul gives your defenses fits. He’s the fastest player in the game, and on fast breaks is real deadly.

Add in his great passing ability when he is leading the fast break, or going through the lane. He leaves you with options to pass to open players on the outside. Paul also has a real accurate and easy jump shot that makes him a great shooter for the point guard position.

If you use Paul effectively you will for sure win your share of NBA 2k9 games. It’s no reason why Paul is ranked 99 in the latest roster update, and on top of the point guard ratings.


--Zack Pearson (Zack54attack),