NBA MVP Race 2010: This Is the Year of the Point Guard

November 14th, 2010 by Mickey McGuire Leave a reply »
As of today, four of the top five Most Valuable Player candidates in the NBA are elite point guards: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo. The other candidate is probably the favorite at this point—forward Kevin Durant.

Each of these point guards have led their teams to near impeccable records, among the NBA's elite, and they are statistically dominant.

Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics currently leads the NBA in assists-per-game at 15.1, and the next highest player is Jason Kidd at 10.5 per game. Rondo is distributing the basketball at a rate that is unprecedented in NBA history.

Granted, Rondo has some very talented teammates, but nobody is nearly as efficient. The Celtics stand at 8-2 and have defeated the "great" Miami Heat twice already. The biggest knack on Rondo has been his ability to shoot and knock down his free throws, but his ability to rack up assists is what makes him an MVP candidate.

Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets is the catalyst on the only undefeated team left in the NBA (8-0). Paul is averaging 17 points-per-game, 10.3 assists-per-game and nearly three steals-per-game at 2.8.

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