There are several superstar point guards in the NBA, many of them are impactful in their respective teams and loved by NBA fans. But who is the best one and who follows? In this article we will try to rank the best point guards around the league. Our rankings depend upon the players’ up to now performance, their outputs of the previous season and their potential for the future.
No.1 Chris Paul
Although there are several dominant point guards in the NBA, Chris Paul wins a close race, as of now. Derrick Rose could easily be ranked as the best point guard, as he is a true monster. However, the fact that he is returning from a year and a half of absence costs him the first position.
CP3 on the other hand has proved to be a dominant player in LA with the Clippers. He is a floor general, who always makes his teammates look and perform better. Under the guidance of Doc Rivers he will have all the potential to grow even further and improve his play. He closed the previous season with 16.9 points per game, 9.7 assists and 2.4 steals.
No.2 Derrick Rose
Rose currently ranks second, but the balance can easily flip during the season. After a few weeks or months in the league and if he continues to perform like he did during the pre-season, he can easily earn the No.1 spot. His performance in the pre-season is superb and the most encouraging fact is that he appears to be in an even better condition than the one he was during the last time he was healthy.
No.3 Russell Westbrook
Westbrook is yet another superstar that will be returning from injury this season. The 24-year old point guard wins a spot in the top 3, knocking Tony Parker lower, mainly thanks to his potential. For a player at his age, he is simply spectacular. He finished the previous season with 23.2 points, 7.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals. Although he is projected to miss about a month going into the 2013-2014 season, once he returns, he will drastically change the firepower of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
No.4 Tony Parker
Parker is the most proven and experienced point guard in comparison to all his rivals in this list. So why is he ranked fourth? Exactly because of that. The talent that is rising simply can’t be neglected.
Of course, Parker is a superb athlete, he is almost unstoppable in the pick and rolls and has a unique ability to finish off balance and through heavy traffic close to the rim. Last season he averaged 20.3 points per game, 7.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds.
No.5 Rajon Rondo
Rondo competes with Paul for the most title of the most creative playmaker and the best distributor. He is a player who can record double-digit assists almost every night and he has a tremendous basketball IQ. His weakness is his shooting but he makes up for it with ability to finish close to the rim. He will have to prove that he can still be a top-tier player now that he won’t have Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce on his side.
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