NBA Power Rankings: Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose and the 10 Best Point Guards

January 7th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Derrick Rose is the leading scorer among point guards. Rajon Rondo is serving dishes like a waiter in a five star restaurant. Deron Williams and Chris Paul are both debated as the best point guard in the game today. Two-time MVP Steve Nash is still playing. The triple-double machine known as Jason Kidd is still playing at a high level. Russell Westbrook is having a breakout season.  

It can be argued that the wealth of talent at the point guard position has never been higher in the NBA than it is right now. How can you determine who is the best? Admittedly, there is a place for the subjective to come in, but there is also a place for the objective. 

Without getting into a lot of detail, I did attempt to do that though. The following rankings are based on a formula below which takes into account a number of factors: scoring, rebounding, scoring efficiency and defense.

All stats were obtained from either or I normalized the defense scores to account for both individual defense and team defense by using Opponent PER and DRtg, and awarded based on how they perform to an average defensive player. The scores ...

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