Ranking the top point guards for the 2018-19 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, who is the best PG in the NBA?
5. John Wall
A true playmaker in a league where so many point guards look to get their shot first.
Yes, there were the injury issues last year, but Wall still averaged 9.6 assists per game.
The turnovers continue to be a bit high though, at almost four per game though.
4. Kyrie Irving
No one can ever deny Kyrie's scoring and handles.
Irving though is the perfect example of the two vastly different types of point guards today. Some are pass-first, and some, like Irving, look to get buckets first.
His 5.1 assists per game in 2017-18 was the second lowest of his career, but his 2.3 turnovers were tied for his career-best. He also had to handle more of the scoring load in Boston with Gordon Hayward out for the season.
3. Russell Westbrook
Led the NBA in assists at over ten per game last season, but also still has his issues turning the ball over (4.8, 2nd in NBA)
Westbrook had 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 led the league in shot attempts at over 21 per game. His issue has always been efficiency, not skill set.
2. 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 past season was no different.
Even though his assist numbers were down at 7.9 per game (he was 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 was also third on the Rockets in shot attempts. Staying with his trend of always being a facilitator first, like a traditional point guard.
1. Stephen Curry
No, the 2017-18 season wasn't one that Steph Curry would be happy with by his standards, 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.