Comparing Golden State Warriors’ Roster to Los Angeles Clippers’ Roster

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Point Guard

Warriors: Stephen Curry, Toney Douglas, Nemanja Nedovic

Clippers: Chris Paul, Darren Collison, Maalik Wayns

November 3, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Stephen Curry (30) controls the ball against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to find a list of “Top 5 Point Guards” that doesn’t include Chris Paul; many of those lists even have him claiming the top spot. His talent is evident in every game he plays. There isn’t much else that needs to be said about Paul.

In Stephen Curry, the Warriors have a player on the rise. Before last season, Curry wasn’t considered a top point guard.  Now, he is considered to be the best shooter in the league and one of the best young point guards. At this point, though, Paul is a more complete player than Curry, but the gap between them is closing.

Looking at the backups, it’s obvious that the Clippers have the advantage. Darren Collison is a proven point guard. He averages 12.1 points and 5.2 assists per game for his career, which is more than good enough to back up Paul.

The Warriors are still trying to decide who will be their backup. Andre Iguodala will probably handle the ball sometimes, but he will be needed on the wings.  Toney Douglas will probably end up winning the job, but there are still some question marks in his game. He isn’t a bad scorer, but he needs to prove that he can dish out assists.

Edge: Clippers

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