It’s somewhat disheartening watching the MLB season fly by as it did, but it’s not over yet. But what hasn’t even started is the NBA basketball season, and With the NBA season we look at fantasy basketball. Let’s break down the top 10 points guards in the league and rank them in terms of fantasy value. This list was inspired by one of Yahoos article, but I personally have several disagreements to the matter and this is my top 10 list of point guards for this upcoming season.
10) Jameer Nelson , Orlando Magic
Ranked 11th on Yahoo’s article I found it surprising how Jameer Nelson failed to hit the top 10. With players such as Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter by his side, Nelson has more than enough options for whom to pass to. Jameer Nelson will never score the most points on the team but with the big fellow parked down low and shooters galore, Nelson can look to rack up the assist while dropping a few buckets of his own. For that reason I put him above players like Baron Davis and Tony Parker who just failed to make the list.
9) Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers
That’s right, in my eyes Collison is a top 10 point guard. Call me crazy say whatever you want, but with a full opportunity to start in Indiana I find it hard not to see Collison as a reliable 20-10 (points-assist) guy in the league. From what we saw in his stint in New Orleans this guy is a star ready to shine, he has the spotlight in Indiana just watch him shine.
8) Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
He and that Thunder team really showed the entire world their talents but I’m not completely sold. Westbrook is without a doubt one of the premium point guards, his blazing speed and amazing athletic ability separates him from the pack. But as I said earlier I’m just not completely sold on this guy. I would love to put him higher based on his talents. He still young and still has plenty of room to grow which is why I’m leaving him out of the top 5.
7) Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets
Birdman and Kenyon have health problems, Nene isn’t himself anymore, J.R Smith has been abysmal, and Ty Lawson is an up and coming point guard, all this could simply lead to the doom of Denver’s point guard Chauncey Billups. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of this guy and I think he is one of the best players in the league but with all the factors above and age, I think ranking Chauncey at 7 is already too high.
6) Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
The Nets were not that bad of a ballclub as their record showed. They had stars like Harris and Lopez but the team just never got it together. Rebounding of one of the worst season in the NBA the New Jersey Nets have a legit shot at shocking the world and if they ever did, Devin Harris would be there core man. If anyone watched Nets basketball (doubt it) last year, they can tell you Harris just didn’t care. With a new atmosphere and a new year expect this young talent to give his 100% and being one of the leagues best point guards
5) Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
He’s going to go down as one of the best playmakers in the game. Nash had a skill of making players look a lot better than they really were. Players like Shawn Marion, Raja Bell, Q-Rich, and Boris Diaw looked amazing playing beside Steve Nash. The reality however; they were just decent players. I think some over speculate the loss of Amar’e to the Knicks. He still Steven Nash, he will still hit his shots, he will still get his team involved and without a doubt is still a top 5 point guard.
4) Ronjon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Okay, so i might be another victim of overrating Rondo. But taking a team to a championship and his play were just undeniably awesome. He has great basketball IQ and skills, but with the big 3 one year older his assist numbers may go down. Until he can shoot, he’s not a top 3 point guard nowhere close.
3) Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
He’s simply a premium scorer in the league and one of the best point guards. With the addition of Carlos Boozer he can only get better, so were bumping him up to the top 3 list
2) Deron Williams, Utah Jazz
I think for the rest of Derons career he will always be the first loser, second place. He cant do anything better, he’s an all-around point guard but he is just a step behind Chris Paul. No matter how much I love what he does on the court and how he plays, he will be forever number 2. He losses boozer but gets Jefferson so I don’t see much of a loss there
1) 1)Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
It doesn’t matter what really happens to the team or his supporting cast. He’s the best point guard in the league hands down.