John Wall, Chris Paul and the Top 10 Point Guards in the NBA
The 2010-11 NBA season has just begun, but there has already been a ton of excitement. Only one week into the season, point guard-play has proven to be a crucial factor to success with talk already arising around the league about who's the best.
This list ranks John Wall, Derrick Rose and the Top 10 point guards in the NBA right now..
10. Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks
Brandon Jennings has gotten off to a superb start this season, recording the first triple-double of his career against the Charlotte Bobcats, with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Last season, Jennings proved to be a diverse player, doing a bit of everything. In his rookie season, Jennings put up 15.5 PPG, 5.7 APG, 3.4 RPG and 1.30 SPG.
In six games started this season, he has contributed similar numbers with 14.7 PPG, 6.7 APG, 4.5 RPG and 0.70 SPG
9. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry is an amazing young athlete who has seen major minutes ever since he put an NBA uniform on. As a rookie, Curry averaged 36.2 MPG, 17.5 PPG, 5.9 APG, 4.5 RPG and 1.90 SPG.
This year, he looks to lead the Golden State Warriors to a playoff run and is off to a great start. In three games so far this season, Curry is averaging 33.0 MPG, 20.3 PPG, 7.7 APG, 1.6 RPG and 1.30 SPG.
8. Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
After an extremely disappointing season last year, Devin Harris and the Nets have gotten off to a much better start. Harris led the Nets to a 2-0 start but have unfortunately lost their last three games against some tough competition in the Heat, Bobcats and Magic.
Through five games this season Harris has averaged 17.8 PPG, 7.4 APG, 3.2 RPG and 1.00 SPG in 31.8 MPG. So far this season, when Harris scores more than 20 points, the New Jersey Nets win.
7. John Wall, Washington Wizards
John Wall was expected to be one of the most exciting players in the NBA and so far has been just that. In his young rookie season, Wall has been averaging an impressive 21.0 PPG, 9.5 APG, 3.0 RPG and 3.00 SPG.
If Wall continues to play like this, he will run away with the Rookie of the Year award and be considered as one of the elite point guards in the game.
6. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
In his 15th NBA season, Steve Nash is still one of the best point guards in the league. At 36, Nash has continued to play at a high level averaging 19.2 PPG, 7.2 APG, 3.4 RPG and 1.0 SPG.
Without Amare Stoudemire, Nash will most likely have to score more often, as he has been, for the Phoenix Suns to be successful.
Nash and the Suns have started off 2-3 but have faced some fierce competition in the Portland Trailblazers, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. Even without a dominant big man, expect Steve Nash's leadership to keep the Suns as contenders in the West.
5. Russel Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook has developed into one of the premier point guards in this league and is putting up the best numbers of his career this season.
In five games thus far, Westbrook is averaging 22.2 PPG, 6.6 APG, 7.0 RPG and 2.00 SPG. With a very young and talented supporting cast, Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be one of the better teams in the Western Conference this season.
4. Deron Williams, Utah Jazz
Almost averaging a double-double, Deron Williams has done as much as he possibly can to lead the struggling 2-3 Utah Jazz to victory on a nightly basis.
With 18.2 PPG, 9.4 APG, 4.6 RPG and 1.00 SPG, Williams is one of the most well-rounded point-guards in the NBA. When Williams gets more than six assists, the Utah Jazz win. Against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Deron had 15 assists and against the Toronto Raptors he had 14 assists, winning both games.
The Jazz have the potential of being a great team, but they can only go as far as Deron Williams takes them.
3. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Derrick Rose recorded a career high of 14 assists against the Knicks in his fourth game this season. In his third year, Rose is performing his career best in EVERY major category so far this season.
The 6'3'', 190-pound speedster out of Memphis has been averaging 25 PPG, 9.8 APG, 4.2 RPG and .80 SPG.
2. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
Averaging a double-double so far this season, Chris Paul has led the New Orleans hornets to a 5-0 record, being one of only three NBA teams still undefeated.
Paul is one of the most effective players this season averaging 19.6 PPG, 11 APG, 5.4 RPG and 2.40 SPG. He is leading the Hornets in both points and assists, while staying fresh with a guard-happy roster.
Chris Paul made a statement against the Heat, recording 13 points, 19 assists, two rebounds and five steals in a 96-93 Hornets win. Paul is an extremely reliable player who always seems to come through when his team needs him most.
1. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Rajon Rondo has been absolutely thrilling to watch in every game this season, already recording a triple double. What isn't there to respect about a player who averages a double-double with more assists then points?
The guy is unselfish and has proven to do whatever is necessary to guide his team towards success. Leading the Celtics to a 4-1 record this season, Rondo has averaged an unbelievable 11.3 PPG, 15.5 APG, 5.5 RPG and 2.83 SPG.
Aaron Brooks- 16 PPG, 6.3 APG, 2.5 RPG and 1.00 SPG
Chauncey Billups- 15.0 PPG, 5.4 APG, 2.0 RPG, and 1.60 SPG
Raymond Felton- 16.2 PPG, 7.4 APG, and 1.6 SPG
Jason Kidd- 9.3 PPG, 11.8 APG, 5.0 RPG and 2.5 SPG
Mike Conley- 15.8 PPG, 8.8 APG, 5.5 RPG, and 3.67 SPG