Stockton vs Nash: Which Point Guard Would You Start Your Franchise With?

March 26th, 2010 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
I was reading an article the other day on Steve Nash and how he's not slowing down at the age of 36.

This led me to make some comments on the subject and see what other NBA fans had too say about Nash's abilities at 36. 

There was one comment that just made me shake my head... 

Someone suggested that Nash was better than John Stockton. 

I've never been a fan of Utah or Stockton, and as I've written before, I'm no fan of Nash either. But to say that Nash is better than Stockton is ridiculous. 

Stockton was known as a tough, pesky defender, and his bread and butter was the pick and roll with Karl Malone. Nash, like Stockton, has had a similar counterpart in Amare Stoudemire.

The only difference is that no NBA fan could confuse Stockton's defensive abilities with Nash's. 

In terms of style of play,  Stockton's Jazz and Nash's Suns are polar opposites. When Stockton was playing, it was a slower, more physical style of play with Stockton controlling the ball and finding Malone. 

Phoenix, on the other hand, wants to run up and down the court and get as many a ...

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