Rookie Comparison: Darren Collison vs. Chris Paul

December 2nd, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
Here in New Orleans, we know point guards. Let's face it—In Chris Paul, we have the best one in the league.

CP3 has been so dominant in his short career that as of now his only real equals statistically are historically great players such as Oscar Robinson and Magic Johnson.

So why am I proposing that Darren Collison is something special?

First off, as I said we here in New Orleans know point guards. When the Hornets play the Spurs, our eyes are on Tony Parker.

The plays that Collison makes prove that he has ice running through his veins.

Proof? In his sixth NBA start, matching up against ROY frontrunner Brandon Jennings, Collison hit a game tying three pointer with 7.5 seconds left. Then he calmly matched up against Jennings and stripped the ball away before he could get a shot off.

The place went nuts and rightfully so. It was indistinguishable from what CP3 does.

And that got me thinking about the comparisons.

Both undersized guards love to hit the runner over big men, are lightning quick and rarely turn it over. Paul seems to prefer the pick and roll a bit more, but Collis ...

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