Running The Court: The NBA's 10 Best Point Guards

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Running The Court: The NBA's 10 Best Point Guards
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Now that the NBA season is more than half-way over and the all-star game is approaching, it seems fitting to rank the 10 best point guards in the NBA this season.

Point guard is easily the most important position on the court, as these small, quick players are called on to score points and find their teammates when they are open.  

Before I start this list I would like to introduce another new formula for rating point guards:

Floor General Efficiency (FGE) is a formula that I created to objectively rank point guards. It is a calculation using points, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, assists, steals and turnovers to create a single numerical score for each point guard.  

Now for the explanation of why each number is what it is.  

Well first off points are not super important for a point guard, but we still need to recognize those who score with ease, thus each point is one and a half points of FGE. FG% is twice that of FT% because field goals are generally twice as many points as free throws, and thus twice as important.  

Now comes the tricky part, assists are worth four points because a good point guard has to find the rest of his team and help them to produce as a unit. Turnovers are negative four because of the lost possession for the team, while steals are positive four because they create possessions. 

FGE = 1.5*PTS + 30*FG% + 15*FT% + 4*AST + 4*STL - 4*TO

90+ = MVP Candidate

85-90 = All-NBA Caliber

80-85 = All-Star Caliber

75-80 = Borderline All-Star

65-75 = Good Player

Please also check out my previous article involving a new formula for rating centers: NBA's Most Powerful in the Paint: The League's 10 Best Centers

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