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NBA Positional Rankings - PG

Posted on: September 24, 2008 3:30 am
 
CBS are releasing their lists of top ten players in each position every second day, so I'll release mine the day before.

These are my PG rankings, in two days I will put out the big one, The Top 100 NBA Players as of Right Now According to North Harbour. I could easily post the top 200, but that wouldn't be as limited.

Stay Tuned.

PG Rankings

1. Chris Paul
- ROY and almost MVP. Didn't deserve MVP last year so he didn't get it. If one thing is to be sure, he will get at least one, if not two MVPs before his career is over.
2. Deron Williams - He and CP3 should have a fantastic rivalry, I'm looking forward to a Hornets-Jazz rivalry.
3. Steve Nash - Seeing reduced minutes, still good though.
4. Tony Parker - Offensive powerhouse, his defense is also better than it seems at first glance.
5. Baron Davis - I feel if he was put in the right system he could be the #1 PG. Will the Clippers be that system? Ahhhhh.......Nah. Hopefully B-Diddy won't decline, like everything else that has gone to the Clippers.
6. Chauncey Billups - Great PG, may get spelled more by the younger Stuckey in future, and who knows what will happen under a new coach. But he is still all-star quality. According to this list he is the #1 Eastern Conference PG.
7. Gilbert Arenas - The NBA Board doesn't seem to like him, minaly because of his arrogance and how the Wizarrds did just as good without him. His arrogance doesn't worry me, I think Larry Bird was fairly "self-confident". But his injuries are holding him back. He's sorta like old Kobe, he puts up the numbers but it doesn't really help the team. Hopefully he will follow a similiar path to Kobe's. He certainly has MVP talent in my book.
8. Jose Calderon - I'm not a huge fan of the guy, but I can't doubt his talent.
9. Kirk Hinrich - Didn't has the best season last year and a rookie was drafted in his position, but he is still a great PG. He may fall way down in all lists after this season though.
10. Jason Kidd - He may be getting older, but he is still a player that you can rely on....most of the time.

Honourable Mentions

11. Andre Miller - For me there is a definite gap between the top 10 and the others, but Miller was a key part of the Sixers, especially when Iguodala failed to report in the playoffs.
12. Rafer Alston -Inspirational to the Rockets.

I would list more, but I feel they are so far off the top 10 if wouldn't be right.



I would love to hear everybodies opinions and your all welcome to post your own list here as well as critique mine. If you have any players who should be on the list or shouldn't be on the list or should or shouldn't have an honourable mention just tell me. 

I hope that you follow this series of blogs and leave your comments.

I appreciate all comments, thanks all.
Comments

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2008 4:33 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

CBS Rankings

They have CP3 as #1. Nash at #2. Fine, but you must have Deron Williams at #3 then. No? They have Gilbert Arenas. He is good, you could put him as high as 4, but injuries have held him to far back to go ahead of Deron Williams.

#5 to #7 can go in any order - CBS goes Parker, Davis, Billups.

Then they have #8 as Monta Ellis, I had him in my SG rankings, If he were to be in my PG I would have him there too.

Kidd, Hinrich and Calderon are there next, in line with my rankings. That's all fine.

Can't fault to much, except there is no Rafer Alston, anywhere. Surely he is a top 20 PG??? No?



PS Hurricane, you can reply, I will check my blogs for new comments.




Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2008 4:19 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

Okay you aren't backing up your statements either. You're just stating your opinion and leaving it at that.

You must see why I think that you are a homer though....Every blog you come in and say that Pacers need to be higher.

TJ Ford ain't that good.

Also there's a reason why TJ Ford got replaced by what was "some european guy".....okay that's harsh. But There is a reason why Ford got replaced by Calderon.

Aside from Pacers and Lakers, you have a good opinion on where everyone is. I look forward to an in-depth comment on my top 100 from you, when you talk about other players I will definitely listen.

Ford doesn't make the top 100, but neither does Felton or Fisher.....
Unfortuantely for you, 4 Lakers do.

Thanks for your opinions...



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2008 1:34 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

Derek Fisher?  LOL.  If you put him on the Pacers in place of Ford, we'd only win 25 games this year.  Fisher is slow and really isn't too much more than a spot-up shooter and a good role player.



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2008 1:31 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

Oh, and there was a reason that Mo Williams played BACKUP to Ford when they were teammates.



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2008 1:30 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

Dude NH, you aren't even backing up your statements.

I state that "Ford is definitely better than Hinrich or Alston", and all you could come back with is to say that I'm a homer.  You could surely do better than that.




Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2008 3:09 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

nate75, thanks for following the series of blogs. Hope you stick around for the top 100.

Fair enough, they are quite bunched - that top 7.

Like I said in the reply to Hurricane - You can see who my next tier are.

But I feel the players like Mo Williams are way too far off the top 10 to get an honourable mention.

Thanks for commenting.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2008 2:30 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

Deron Williams definetly should not be any lower than where he is. I would put Tony Parker ahead of Steve Nash (just my opinion) and put Chauncey at no.5. I alos reckon that Mo Williams should at least get an honourabl mention but I guess there's a lot of guys you could give an honourable meantion to at PG.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2008 2:25 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

Ford is on the Jameer Nelson, Mike Conley, Sebastien Telfair level of Point Guards.
That should say....Ford is above the Nelson, Conley level though....

Ford would be anywhere from 17 at highest to 20 at lowest.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2008 2:01 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

the86celtics, yeah everybody rates Nash differently. I feel he will slide down the list after this season, but at the moment he deserves 2nd or 3rd spots.

You raise a good point about Miller however I still feel that Calderon, Kidd and Hinrich are better. That isn't to say Miller won't overtake them this season though.

I agree about Kidd. He is most definitely on the decline.

Thanks for commenting.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2008 1:56 am
 

NBA Positional Rankings - PG

ignorepeter, Sweet as, everyone has their own special opinion on Nash.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to releasing it.

hurricane, your cool but you have to know you are being a homer here. TJ Ford isn't good. I probably would have him floating around #20.

I would say Devin Harris, Mo Williams, Mike Bibby, Derek Fisher (), Rajon Rondo are better...

Raymond Felton and Beno Udrih are players who I would say are better as well but are debatable.

Ford is on the Jameer Nelson, Mike Conley, Sebastien Telfair level of Point Guards.

But thanks for commenting guys...


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