The Great Debate: Who Is the NBA’s Best Point Guard?

June 7th, 2010 by Joseph Edmondson Leave a reply »
This article is a companion to the slide show found here. It deals more with the methodology than the results. I will preface by saying that I do not claim to be a statistician, a mathematician, a professional analyst or scout.


The Results

Point guards are often called floor generals or quarterbacks. Good ones are heralded for their court vision, their passing, their leadership and their abilities to control the offense of their team. In an effort to make this list of the best NBA point guards simple, I’m going to run data for the top five starting point guards according to their assists per 48 minutes. I will also look at the top five scoring point guards.  


1. Steve Nash

2. Deron Williams

3. Chris Paul

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