The NBA Top 10 Series: Top 10 Point Guards
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.
10. Jason Kidd
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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