Friday, January 27, 2012

In My Opinion: Best Point Guards Today

Best Defensive Point Guards

10. Mike Conley
Conley is a hard nosed defender, very pesky, and also very gritty, there's not much to say about Conley's D other than it's good, he plays defense traditionally, but its better than most of the league.

9. Chauncey Billups
Chauncey uses his size to keep opposing PG's out of the paint while still reacting quickly to affect all the shots he can.

8. Jason Kidd
J-Kidd is a great defender in all aspects, he can defend jumpers, lay-ups, drives (except he is getting slower and abused by some quicker guards) and hustles a lot.

7. Deron Williams
A traditional defender who does it very well, especially using his strength to keep opposing guards wherever he wants them.

6. Chris Paul
The master thief is also a very pesky defender, though he is not the best defending the J he can keep people to the outside pretty easily.

5. John Wall
Possibly the best blocking point-man in the league, has great speed and a great wingspan to help him defend, If his team was better at defending he could most likely be top three on the defensive end.

4. Derrick Rose
Not the best when it comes to stealing the ball but Rose is the product of a great defensive scheme, his scheme shows his great man to man defense while helping him in case he gets burned.

3. Russell Westbrook
Westbrook is a better man to man defender than almost every point in the league who can defend all shots, drives, catch up to someone if he gets burned while using strength and everything he has got to improve his d.

2. Jrue Holiday
A relentless man to man defender who always leaves everything he has on the floor when defending the opposing player. Jrue has blistering speed and quickness when it come to his reflexes and reactions, he also has great length, good weight and many ways to stop you. The one reason he isn't topping this list is his his team defense is not as good as the number one selection.

1. Rajon Rondo
Rondo has been a good defender since his less than stellar debut in the L. His man to man d has become the best of any PG, his reactions and anticipation are top notch and he has speed and quickness not possessed by number two Jrue Holiday. He has length that is unmatched, and good size overall, He tops Baby Glove by having the best team defense other than Derrick Rose.

Best Offensive Point Guards

10. Chauncey Billups
A traditional PG who is money on open shots or the loosely contested three ball, had an effective post game, great step-back J and adequate handles.

9. Stephen Curry
A deep threat with a solid crossover and good all-around offensive game, can lay it in over most, can shoot and  pass in a crowd, basically a more effective Chauncey Billups minus the post game.

8. John Wall
Court vision that would be getting him 9-11 assists per game this year if his team could throw shots in the ocean. Solid post game, great crossover, what can he add other than proving his J.

7. Tony Parker
The perfect slash and kick point guard, quicker than almost every guard in the league, not the best shooter but very efficient, knows his strengths and weaknesses and playing to them.

6. Steve Nash
Steve is like Mark Jackson statistically and the fact that either one can get to the rim on command, they are also two of the top 10 passers ever! Nash can also shoot from anywhere helping open up his game.

5. Rajon Rondo
Rondos quickness and lay-up prowess help him to explode for points when he feels like it, his great crossover and all around handling prove to be enough to hurt other teams defensive schemes and his passing is what makes him this high on the list, he is the only thing keeping the big 3 all stars and it shows.

4. Russell Westbrook
Possibly the most athletic point-guard in the game, one of the fastest who can make three's, lay it up and fill the basket from anywhere inbetween,

3. Deron Williams
Possibly the best shooter out of all the PG's, also up there for passing, the strongest, and best post game, that's a lot of bests!

2. Chris Paul
Same as D-Will except a best pure scorer except not as strong and doesn't have a post game.

1. Derrick Rose
Nothing less than the best finisher in the league, a solid shooter, the fastest crossover and spin move (edges John Wall slightly), The best post game outta all the PG's in the league and can pass very well too.

Best Potential for Point Guards

10. Kyle Lowry

9. Aaron Brooks

8. Mike Conley

7. Stephen Curry

6. Brandon Jennings

5. Rajon Rondo

4. Russell Westbrook

3. Derrick Rose

2. Jrue Holiday

1. John Wall

Best All Around Point Guards

10. Kyle Lowry

9. Tony Parker

8. Jrue Holiday

7. John Wall

6. Steve Nash

5. Russell Westbrook

4. Rajon Rondo

3. Deron Williams

2. Derrick Rose

1. Chris Paul

Best Future NBA Point Guards

5. Kendall Marshall

4. Brandon Knight

3. Myck Kabongo

2. Kyrie Irving

1. Tony Wroten Jr

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