Chris Paul, where do you eve start with this guy? Sure I may be biased, but he is the best point guard in the league.
It was only one season ago when Chris Paul was bring praised as the best point guard in the league hands down. Talks of him becoming the leagues MVP over LeBron were heating up down the stretch of the season.
During that year, Paul was simply unstoppable.
He was doing it all, and on both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively.
Paul was destroying defenders on the offensive side, and blowing by top defensive stoppers in the league with ease. Nothing was stopping him on the offensive side. He was developing his range, and started to knock down contested three point shots. Nothing that he even attempted in his first few seasons in the league.
Paul as well as improving his scoring abilities, he is a well rounded point guard. He is a terrific and creative passer, that will always find the open player, no matter where he is on the court.
Paul is best in the transition when he is able to use his lightning fast speed to blow by defenders, or launch alley-oop passes to Tyson Chandler.
And on the defensive side Paul is always the top player in the steals category. At one point he had at least one steal in 108 straight games. He is always up for a challenge, and always guarding the teams opposing top player.
Then, coming into this past season, everything was going good for Paul. He along LeBron were the pre-season favorites to win the MVP award. But things took a turn for Paul when he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee. And was only able to play 45 games last season.
When this happened everyone for some odd reason, just totally disregarded Paul because he was not able to play. But what I do not understand is why is a player a top two MVP candidate one season, and then the next season you have guys like Rondo and Rose ahead of him?
Well, going in this upcoming season Paul will have the biggest chip on his shoulder of any other player in the league. With Collison playing great when Paul was injured, critics and people on this website, said it was a terrible trade to get rid of Collison, because he is a stud.
People Paul is only 25! And for those who say, "well Paul is going to leave in a few seasons anyways". Well what do you think Collison will do when his rookie contract is up?
Anyways, going into next season Paul will be out to prove everyone wrong, and I believe he will just do so. Paul still has all the tools to be a top MVP candidate again come next season, so why does no one see that? He is only one season removed from an MVP season.