Ranking the top point guards for the 2017-18 NBA season
Top PGs of the 2017-18 Season
The NBA is all about guards. You need an world-class guard to have a chance to with the NBA Championship. So, now that it's playoff season, who is the best PG in the NBA?
5. John Wall
Despite the short-lived narrative that the Wizards were "better without John Wall", he still continues to be one of the best at the position today.
A true playmaker in a league where so many point guards look to get their shot first.
Yes there were the injury issues this year, but Wall still averages 9.5 assists per game.
The turnovers continue to be a bit high though, at almost four per game.
4. Stephen Curry
No, this hasn't been a season that Steph Curry would be happy with, playing in only 51 games because of injury.
Curry is still the two-time MVP and greatest shooter the league has ever seen.
He also continues to be incredibly efficient, averaging 26 points per game on just 17 shot attempts, shooting almost 50 percent from the field, barely turning the ball over three times a game.
3. Chris Paul
What's always made Chris Paul so great is his ability to have such a big role in an offense without turning the ball over at a high rate.
This season is no different.
Even though his assist numbers are down at 7.9 per game (he's sharing ball-handling duties with James Harden at times), Paul is still turning the ball over at barely 2 times per game, with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.5, one of the best in the NBA.
He's also third on the Rockets in shot attempts. staying with his trend of always being a facilitator first.
2. Ben Simmons
Simmons is such a unique situation, being 6-foot-10 and playing the point guard position as a rookie just about as well as anyone in the league right now.
Like Russell Westbrook, Simmons has become a nightly triple-double threat, and with Joel Embiid missing time, the Sixers haven't missed a beat, staying red-hot down the final stretch of the regular season.
He's fourth in the NBA in assists per game, while keeping his turnovers to a respectable 3.4 per game, and even adding over eight boards a night.
1. Russell Westbrook
Leads in the NBA in assists at over ten per game, but also still has his issues turning the ball over.
Westbrook continues to flirt with another triple-double season average, and can do just about anything on the court, being one of the most talented players in the game.
He also leads the league in shot attempts at over 21 per game.