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NBA Top 5- Point Guards

NBA Top 5

Hello all, as we gear up for another eventful season of pro basketball, this short series will preview the top five players at their respective positions in the NBA. Today we will start with the facilitators, quarterbacks, and on-court coaches for the most part of the league, the point guard.

Point Guards


1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors- The reigning MVP should top mostly all PG lists currently. Steph led his Warriors to an NBA Championship and makes his team better. He’s got an excellent handle on the ball and has “in the gym range” which puts him in a class of his own when you combine the two. What he lacks on the defensive side of the ball is pretty much forgotten because of his offensive prowess.


2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder- Westbrook is everything that I hate about point guards into one. I don’t feel that he makes others around him better. Be that as it may, I still believe that he is an elite player at his position. When his teammate Kevin Durant returns this year, the offensive load will lighten on him and he should be able to facilitate more. The reigning scoring champion and perennial all-star should have another great year as he tries to help steer the Thunder back into the playoffs and beyond.


3. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers- CP3 returns with an even stronger cast of teammates than before. This writer feels it could be his strongest. Paul, the consensus of many as the top pg over years past, still has postseason woes which are the top question of his game. He is a great facilitator, can score when needed, and is not much of a liability on defense. He needs to WIN, and needs to WIN now.


4. John Wall, Washington Wizards- Wall showed signs of leadership, breaking far from the guy who used to do the flex dance (there’s a really cool song about his dance too,) to a player looking to send his team on a deep playoff run before an injury. Keeping it real, there’s no way Atlanta beats a healthy Wall & Co. He is literally unguardable on the drive to the basket, and his perimeter game has greatly improved. I am excited to see the leader of the Wiz Kids and his continued growth.


5. Damien Lillard, Portland Trailblazers- Dame Dog raised his game to another level for the third year straight. He has aligned himself with the perennials, doing so in a tough Western Conference that is full of elite guards. Now that his core has bailed on him, it will be interesting to see how his stats and his attitude flow because he is THE MAN now in Portland. He will probably be a far cry from the playoffs this year, but nonetheless the games have to be played and individually he should continue ascending up this list.

Honorable Mention

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers- Not listed because he can’t stay healthy. (Plus he only played 11 games at Duke, so fuck you)

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks- Not enough room on this list, but he is trending upward coming off his first all-star appearance.

Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies- A consistent leader on the floor and noticeable player to be missed when he is injured, Conley gives you what you think you’re going to get night in and out.

Next up, shooting guards.

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