Deron Williams: Is the Utah Jazz Star the NBA’s Top Point Guard?

April 27th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
When conversation shifts to the Denver Nuggets' 3-1 deficit against the Utah Jazz, it usually focuses around the disbelief the Nuggets could be in such a hole, rather than how they came to be that way.

Before their Western Conference playoff series began, it was generally understood the Jazz had a slight advantage in the post, while the Nuggets had the advantage of opening the series on their home court, so the series would likely be decided by the play of point guards Chauncey Billups and Deron Williams.

Both Billups and Williams are considered two of the best lead guards in the NBA, and while Williams has an edge in physical ability and youth, Billups has a championship pedigree and the experience it entails.

Once Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur was lost to injury, it became even more imperative for Williams to at least hold his own against Billups, and the early returns suggests Williams is more than up to the task. Truthfully, Williams has dominated his matchup with Billups as well as the entire series, and although other Jazz players such as Carlos Boozer have had strong series, much of the credit for their 3-1 advantage lies at Willi ...

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