The Best Point Guards in the NBA

Kenny (the “Jet”) Smith ranks his Top 10 PG’s in the NBA today, Floor Leaders in High Demand, and nowhere does he mention the words “Defense” & “Rebounding”.

There are 3 broad phases to a basketball game:

Offense, Defense and Rebounding.

Neglect any two of these, at the PG position, and what you’re left with is a very talented player, who is incapable of leading his team (just yet) to an NBA championship. 

TOP 5 PG’s in the NBA 

#1 Chauncey Billups … has the ability to: i) Defend the opponent’s PG, in a 1-on-1 defensive match-up, regardless of his check’s size, strength or quickness level; ii) Defend multiple positions on the floor, in defensive “switches” or “rotations”; iii) take the ball with the Dribble where it needs to go, in order to run effective half-court and transition offenses; iv) Shoot & Make a solid percentage on perimeter jumpshots, including 3-pt shots; v) penetrate with the dribble and Finish at the rim; vi) Drive & Dish to open teammates; vii) make a high percentage of his Free Throws; viii) Rebound his position; ix) maintain his “poise” during times of stress; and, x) “control & lead” a group of 12 men. Been there and done that.

#2 Jason Kidd … a poor % perimeter jumpshooter; a former #1.

#3 Steve Nash … struggles with his “individual” Defense and Rebounding.

#4 Tony Parker … needs to improve his perimeter jumpshot; struggles to maintain his poise at stressful times.

#5 Deron Williams … the next Great, young, PG. 

Honorable Mention (in order): Baron Davis, Chris Paul and Jose Calderon.  

UPDATE:
re: #1 … see this, then 

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