In this generation of the NBA the point guards are taking over (Derek Fishers Worst nightmare). They are faster, more athletic, more intense, more influential. Today I try to rank the top 15 point guards in the NBA. It's not an easy task, but someone has to do it.
15. Tony Parker
He still has an impressive offensive skill set, but he's just not as efficient and important to this Spurs team anymore. He's averaging 17 and 7 but hasn't really been the key reason they win. He still has that impossible-to-stop floater and is still fast as hell though. Definitely a top 10 point guard in terms of accomplishments, but right now 15 is just right.
14. John Wall
John Wall is an example of a player that needs to improve in everything. His shot is horrendous, he plays too fast, he sees things that's not there, and at times he seems lost. However, you can't dispute that he plays really intense Defense, and actually plays hard every play. He is also a complete freak! out of all the point guards on this list he's the lankiest, and probably the most athletic. He has the potential to be a great point guard one day, but speedy GonWall Slow ya ass down!
13. Mike Conley Jr.
Probably one of the top pure point guards in the league. He plays the position just right. He's all about getting his teamates involved, and taking the right shots. He's a great defender, and stays composed throughout the game. He's exactly what Memphis needs at that position, especially with all the firepower they possess.
12. Jrue Holiday
Another pure point guard like Conley, But he is a little more aggressive than Conley. He takes good shots, and is really athletic. Jrue Holiday is also not as fast as a Derrick Rose, but he can finish extremely well at the rim like Rose. Overall, He just understands the game, and is a solid player.
11. Ricky Rubio
I know it's tough to put a Rookie higher than these vets, but were talking right now, and right now Ricky Rubio has an huge impact on this T-Wolves team. The number one important thing about a point guard is your teammates have to like you, and you can just tell that they love this guy! He sets the tempo for that team, and guess what? since he's been in the starting line up the Wolves has had a winning record!
10. Stephen Curry
When Healthy is probably ranked number 7 on this list. Stephen Curry is one of the few point guards that can make plays, set his teammates up, create his own shot, and shoot threes efficiently. Should definitely be 7 on this list.
9. Kyle Lowry
He plays with a chip on his shoulder every game. He has an edge to him. Kyle Lowry is what you call a production player, he gives you everything you need. Rebounding, tempo, shooting, assists, few turnovers, and excellent defense. very slept on young man.
8. Kyrie Irving
Controversal....But keep this in mind, Byron Scott doesn't play him enough minutes because he has a pretty damn good back-up in Sessions. Could you imagine if they gave this guy the total green light? easily 23, 5 and 8. He just knows how to play the game. And the scary thing is, each game he's getting better and better.
7. Brandon Jennings
Ever since that 50 point game in his rookie year we have slept on him. He didn't have too great a season last year, but he's actually tearing ish up in this year. He's probably the best shooting point guard in the league! yea I said it, because when he gets hot you don't want it with him.
6. Steve Nash
Yea Steve Nash is 38, but he's still playing at an efficient level. You throw Steve Nash on any team besides the Suns and they get ALLLLOTTTT better. That's the sign of a good point guard. His shot is automatic, he plays the pick & roll perfectly, and he studies his teammates really well.
5. Russell Westbrook
I hate Russell Westbrooks Guts! but I can't deny that he's ballin' out of control. He's a production PG. He puts points on the board. As a coach you cannot get mad at someone that's thinking attack at all times. Opposing point guards have to play their best defense on him every play he's in the game and because of that he's going to wear you out. It's almost like a boxing mentality.
4. Rajon Rondo
3. Deron Williams
Skill wise, intelligence wise, and shooting wise, Deron Williams is the best. Attitude Wise, he's probably the worst. I feel like Deron Williams is a bitter player that doesn't really care about making his teammates better. He kinda feels like he has to do it all by himself which isn't a good mentality at all. If Deron Williams can be more of a leader he will regain that top spot.
2. Derek Rose
What more can I SAYYYYYYYYY! (in my Jay-Z voice) He is the Chicago Bulls! The teams energy level, confidence, and determination go with Derrick Rose. Derrick Rose IS the most unstoppable guard in the league. Most teams can't cut off what he likes to do which is drive, so you pretty much have to sit there and watch like fans. Something that's really slept on is his playmaking ability. He sets Noah and Boozer up wonderfully, and sets up his shooters. What people fail to realize is by the way Derrick Rose plays, the shooters are gonna get their shots easily, the Big men are going to get put backs and offensive boards, and the spacing is going to be phenomenal.
1. Chris Paul
Honorable Mention: Jeff Teague, Darren Collison, Kemba Walker, Andre Miller, Jose Calderon, Ty Lawson, Jason Kidd