The NBA Top 10 Series: Top 10 Point Guards

Trevor Barber@@The_TeeBarbsContributor IIIJanuary 3, 2011

The NBA Top 10 Series: Top 10 Point Guards

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    There have been many debates on who the best point guards in the league are. We have many opportunities to see the rising young point guards and what they can become in this league. This article is about who the best point guards are TODAY. These aren't the rankings of the point guards at the end of the season. I hope you enjoy the following article.

Notable Mentions

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    Stephen Curry

    Raymond Felton

    Devin Harris

    Aaron Brooks

    Mike Conley

    Andre Miller

10. Jason Kidd

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    Jason Kidd in my opinion is still a Top 10 player. He is still able to pass very well and has a very nice jump shot especially from the 3-point line. 

    Stats: 8.3 points, 8.8 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals

9. Tyreke Evans

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    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 13:  Tyreke Evans #13 of the Sacramento Kings drives ahead of Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their preseason game at the Thomas & Mack Center October 13, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers won 98-95. NOTE TO USER: U
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    Tyreke Evans is a young upcoming Point Guard who has a lot of potential. He's an excellent driver. I think he has the ability to be a top 5 if he can get a solid jump shot down.

    Stats: 16.8 points, 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals

8. Chauncey Billups

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    DENVER - DECEMBER 28:  Chauncey Billups #1 of the Denver Nuggets takes a shot over Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers at Pepsi Center on December 28, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Blazers 95-77. NOTE TO USER: User expres
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    Chauncey Billups in my opinion is one of the most underrated players in basketball. The Nuggets don't function very well with him on the bench and he puts up some pretty good numbers with Melo on his team.

    Stats: 16.8 points, 5.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals

7. Tony Parker

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    SAN ANTONIO - MAY 07:  Guard Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs takes a shot against Goran Dragic #2 of the Phoenix Suns in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 7, 2010 in San Antonio, Tex
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    Tony Parker is a great leader on the Spurs. He's leading the team to an excellent record and he has put up great numbers. It was obvious that he was a big absence in the Spurs' line-up last year.

    Stats: 17.7 points, 7.1 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals

6. Russell Westbrook

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 22:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in action against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 22, 2010 in New York, New York.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloadi
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    Russell Westbrook is slowly making a name for himself in the NBA's elite point guards. He's done an excellent job being the point guard that Kevin Durant needs. He and Durant get a lot of points together leading a young and athletic squad.

    Stats: 21.9 points, 7.9 assists, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals

5. Rajon Rondo

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 11:  Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics against the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 11, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by
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    RAJON RONDO IS 5?! Are you insane, Trevor?! No I'm not insane and yes he is 5!! Whoever thinks he is the Best point guard in the game is Wrong! This guy is a good point guard, I'm not going to deny it. But when you have 4 Hall of Famers in your starting line-up, I don't care if your John Lucas III, if you play point guard for that team you are going to get over 10 assists a game. But 11 points? C'Mon, the guy doesn't have a jump shot beyond 10 feet, and all of his passes are like hand-offs to his teammates and they shoot the ball. He doesn't create his own plays, he dishes it out to Hall of Famers for jump shots and lay-ups, because he can't do it himself. And now my Rajon Rondo Rampage is over.

    Stats: 11.2 points, 13.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals

4. Chris Paul

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    MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 13: Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets waits during a foul shot during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 13, 2010 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, b
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    Now the top 4 point guards are all evenly matched. The reason Paul is at 4 is not because of stats, but because of his inability to win. He can't lead his team far in the playoffs if he can even make the playoffs. I believe to be a great point guard, you make others around you great, and Paul hasn't done that. 

    Stats: 16.6 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 3 steals

3. Steve Nash

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    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 02:  Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns reacts after the Suns made a basket against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on December 2, 2010 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by
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    Steve Nash is a great player and one of the league's all-time best passers. His main thing is that he can take over a game at any point he needs too. He is a great shooter, passer, and he plays solid defense. He can be the scorer of the team if he needs to be or he can be a team player and dish it out both ways. Sometimes he can do both AND he can win!

    Stats: 17 points, 10.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 0.6 steals

2. Derrick Rose

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 30: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls blocks a shot in the closing seconds of the third overtime period by Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the Unit
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    Derrick Rose is my opinion should be the MVP this year. He has lead his team throughout the season and provided wins even without Carlos Boozer. He has a solid jump shot and a winning mentality. He can step up and score 30 if he wants or he can dish out 12 assists, or like Nash he can do both. He doesn't need another star to be successful and hes been in the playoffs both seasons that he's been in the league.

    Stats: 24 points, 8.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 steals

1. Deron Williams

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    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 8:  Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz passes the ball during a game against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA game December 8, 2010 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Heat beat the Jazz 111-
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    Deron Williams in my opinion is the most all-around point guard in the NBA. He's a scorer. A passer. A solid defender. A winner. And a leader. He can put together winning teams ans winning seasons with whoever is on his team, and he can take his team into the playoffs no matter what the odds against his team are. He in my opinion, is the best point guard in the league.

    Stats: 22.2 points, 9.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals


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