NBA teams count on their point guards to run their squad like a well oiled machine.
Here are 5 players who excel on doing that task.......
The court general of the Denver Nuggets is no. 5 on my list.
The Denver native averaged 19.5 pts. 3.5 rebs. and 5.6 assists this season for the Nuggets who got eliminated by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 2010 play-offs.
Since being acquired on a trade which involved Allen Iverson and Antonio McDyess on 2008, Billups has been responsible for revitalizing the career of their center Nene Hilario who came off a potential career ending operation.
He also played a role on the development of guys like J.R. Smith, Chris Andersen and even Johan Petro.
Next up is the young and explosive point guard of the Boston Celtics.
Rondo quickly rose to stardom since the Celtics captured the championship on '08 and he holds the responsibility of being the facilitator of a team that includes the "Big Three" namely Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. This is not easy because he is the one to determine who to give the ball to and when. He must also satisfy the needs of these superstars when it comes to attempts at the basket..
Rondo has the second most play-off triple-doubles in Celtics history second only to the legendary Larry Bird. He is averaging 13.7pts., 4.4 boards and 9.8 dimes per game this season.
Williams has an amazing mix of strength,quickness and size for a point guard.
Since being drafted in 2005, he and Chris Paul has developed into being among the best point guards in the league today.
The Utah Jazz heavily relies on his tandem with Carlos Boozer using pick and rolls to open up opportunities for the team.This greatly benifited the game of guys like Kyle Korver and C.J. Miles who gets attempts off the kick out passes and inside players like Paul Millsap and Kyrylo Fesenko who scores off drop passes when the defense sag on a penetration.
Williams averaged 18.7 pts. 4.0 rebs. and 10.5 assists this season.
The high-energy guard from Wakeforest is 2nd on my list...
Chris Paul got bitten by the injury bug this season, but when he is healthy he is a deadly weapon.
Paul is one of the big reasons why David West transformed to an All-Star couple of seasons ago.Tyson Chandler also had times of great success playing alongside CP3 before he was traded to Charlotte for Emeka Okafor.
The Hornets failed to make it to the play-offs this year because of inconsistent play from Stojakovic, West and even Okafor.
Number one on the list is none other than the 36 year old 2- time MVP from Santa Clara Steve Nash.
The leader of the Phoenix Suns is supposed to be on the declined but he hasn't lost a step.
Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and Tim Thomas are some of the players that found success in playing with Nash.
Another great example is Shawn Marion who used to be a 15-20 pts. 10 rebs. contributor when he was still playing with Phoenix.But since he left for Miami, Toronto and now Dallas his numbers have harshly diminished.
NO NASH, NO BIG NUMBERS.
Same thing might happen to Amar'e Stoudemire if ever he decides to leave Phoenix because most of his baskets come from brilliant dimes from Nash and all he needs to do is rise-up and make the shot or most of the time dunks.
And that's it......... I hope you enjoyed reading and feel free to leave comments if you want to say or clarify something.