El Matador es el numero ocho

[as a follow-up to last week’s entry … Ranking Jose Calderon as a PG]

Given the list of players who customarily play the Point Guard position for their respective teams in the NBA, this is how they now rank, in the eyes of this corner:

[previous ranking]

1. Deron Williams [5] … the best combination of PG skills today
2. Chauncey Billups [1] … when healthy, still formidable
3. Chris Paul [7] … only drawback is his lack of size
4. Tony Parker [4] … still plagued by periods of erratic decision-making
5. Steve Nash [3] … inconsistent D & now age beginning to take their toll
6. Jason Kidd [2] … major slippage noticed this past season; REBOUNDING king
7. Baron Davis [6] … multi-dimensional but where will playoff success come from?
8. Jose Calderon [8] … physically sound, steadily improving & just entering the prime of his career

That said … if there was one game to be played next season with the outcome to determine the fate of the hypothetical team GM’d by khandor’s sports blog, in the NBA … Brandon Roy would have the ball in his hands with the shot clock ticking down, on behalf of that team.

NOTE: Thanks to those who submitted comments and voted during the past week; unfortunately, not enough in total to serve as a valid ‘informal’ poll.

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5 Responses to “El Matador es el numero ocho”

  1. Sorrow Says:

    8 still isn’t bad. We could do worse.

  2. khandor Says:

    Nothing wrong with being #8, right now, in my book … especially as Kidd, Nash and Billups begin to push toward retirement.

    As so many championship NBA teams have shown throughout the years … it is simply NOT critical to have the No. 1 Point Guard (overall) on your team, in order to capture the League Title.

    Jose Calderon is plenty good enough to get the job done right, at that important position … cause he possesses the most important skills for this position, in this League, together with the needed ATTITUDE & APTITUDE.

  3. fluxland Says:

    Ahhh lists… always fun. So hard to compare when they have different teammates.

    No way B Diddy should be that low. The word you are looking for with Nash is non existent D.

    His attitude and aptitude skills are great from a PR POV.. on the court… not so much.

    all IMO

    Also, not that it has anything to do with his bball skills, but his racist actions this past week..*shaking head*… gives us a better glimpse into his head.

  4. lakerbaked Says:

    Hey nothing for nothing but it’s nice to see D-Will getting his props. He’s a terrific player that people are now taking note of. Hell, you know you’ve arrived when you’re in a commercial with Lebron, Kobe, Dwight Howard & CP. I think this is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4vXgwsxPM
    Great blog, BTW

  5. khandor Says:


    Thanks for your comment.

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