NBA Player Rankings: Listing the 10-Best Point Guards In the NBA

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9. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets

May 4, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) shoots as Chicago Bulls shooting guard Marco Belinelli (8) defends in game seven of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Only a few years ago were there strong talks of Deron Williams versus Chris Paul for the title of best point guard in the league, but after receiving the moniker of being a “coach killer” and forcing his way out of Utah, Williams has fallen out of the good graces of the general public.

Williams is a takeover-type point guard, meaning he will get his 20-plus points every game, but depending on who’s surrounding him on the floor, he can also get 10-plus assists a night. The Nets keep making all these major moves to put elite players around Williams, but the success of the Nets lies entirely on Williams’ shoulders.

Although he wouldn’t admit it, it was clear that Williams was hurt in the first half of the 2012-13 season, because his production took a massive jump once he got healthy towards the end of the season. It didn’t translate to playoff success, but the Nets made major moves to put themselves in title contention next season with the acquisitions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

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  • edgargn_1218

    Tony Parker should be # 1 on this list. Watch him dominate CP3 9 times out of 10 they play against each other. Russell Westbrook should be in the # 2 spot, even he is better than Paul. Why do so many people d#”k ride CP3 like they do LBJ? It´s rediculous.

    • Logan

      It’s simple, CP3 is a bully on the court. He demands attention on both ends (something Parker cannot do) and is always one of the assists leaders, every single season. Parker is an elite player, but he only does a few things very well: score in the paint, pick pockets, hit mid range. Paul does all those things and more, including a deadly 3-pointer.

      • edgargn_1218

        Paul may do all those things, just not better than Tony Parker. It´s simple, Paul is younger, has a younger, more talented team around him than TP, but who got their team to the finals? Paul was at home with his kids while TP was being gaurded by the best basketball player on the planet. Parker also was an assists leader this past season and had better all around numbers than any other point gaurd in the league, that´s a fact. Hands down the best point gaurd in the NBA right now is Tony Parker.