Deron Williams, Not Chris Paul, Is the Best Point Guard in the NBA

November 28th, 2010 by Jonathan Tjarks Leave a reply »
Deron Williams and Chris Paul have been linked in the public consciousness ever since going No. 3 and No. 4 in the 2005 NBA Draft.

** The Hawks decision to draft Marvin Williams No. 2 that year looks worse and worse in retrospect.  An Atlanta team with either point guard setting up Joe Johnson and Josh Smith would be ridiculous.**

Paul burst out the gates strong, winning Rookie of the Year, while Williams struggled initially to learn the intricacies of running Jerry Sloan's offense. 

Statistically there is no comparison—Paul has had a higher PER (player efficiency rating, a useful catch-all offensive statistic developed by ESPN's John Hollinger) every season of his career.  The lowest PER he's gotten in his career is 22.0.

Williams' highest mark is 22.1.  

Paul has been to the All-Star Game three times, while Williams made his first appearance last season.

Both members of the 2008 "Redeem Team" are widely seen as the two best point guards in the NBA.  While Paul is having an MVP-caliber season, under new coach Monty Williams, I would make the same choice Utah made five years ago ...

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