2017-18: Ranking the top point guards in the NBA this season
Top PGs of the 2017-18 Season
The point guards of today's NBA vary from guys that can score at will, to others that get everyone else the ball first. So who's the best at the position right now?
5. Kyrie Irving
Irving certainly has to handle more of the scoring load in Boston with Gordon Hayward out for the year.
He's just barely over two turnovers per game, but also just five assists would be his second worst of his career.
Irving is shooting 48 percent from the field though, which would be a career high.
4. Chris Paul
The most amazing, and underrated part of Chris Paul's game, not just this year, but his entire career, has been his ability to avoid turnovers.
Only once has he even averaged 3 turnovers for a season, which is rare for a player handling the ball as much as Paul and other points guards do (just like Kyrie, who also has the best handles in the NBA).
This year he's averaging over nine assists per game, to just 2.7 turnovers per game.
3. John Wall
A true playmaker in a league where so many point guards look to get their shot first.
Wall is third in the league in assists, and just 31st in shot attempts per game.
To compare, Russell Westbrook is tied for the league lead, and Steph Curry is 15th.
Wall is also averaging a career-low 3.2 turnovers per game.
2. Stephen Curry
Curry's assist numbers are down, but his shooting has been lights out since his return from that ankle injury.
35.2 points per game over the five games since his return, at almost 57 percent from the field, and over 53 percent from three.
Golden State also hasn't lost over those games.
1. Russell Westbrook
Averaging a triple-double over his last five games, and just short of one over his last ten, Westbook has found a much more efficient way to play with other stars around him again this year.
He's been shooting over 50 percent over his last ten games, along with 29.3 points per game, 11.5 assists per game, and 9.7 rebounds per game.
Although he is still by far the Thunder's leading shot taker, by nearly five per game more than Paul George.