Total Point Guard Power rankings: Rondo takes control


November 25, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) goes in for a lay up against the Orlando Magic during the first half of the game at The Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

Here at KJG, we will begin using the Total Point Guard Rating to critique and rank point guards throughout the NBA season, devised by our own Anthony Brown.

This ranking system has been over a year in the works and can be fully explained here. Without further a due, here are the top 10 point guards thus far in the regular season.

You can find the most recent rankings before this week’s, here.

With Rajon Rondo’s assist streak getting all the attention, taking control of the top spot from Chris Paul seemed like a forgone conclusion. What wasn’t expected was an appearance by Goran Dragic on these rankings:

Rank Prev Player Pts Ast Reb Stl TO DRtg Win Shares Games TPGR Change
1 2 Rajon Rondo 13.5 13.7 4.8 1.9 3.3 106 0.156 13 32.84 +1
We are witnessing something special as Rondo is chasing Magic Johnsons double-digit assist streak.
2 1 Chris Paul 15.8 9.6 3.7 2.7 2.4 101 0.256 13 32.63 -1
Clippers have cooled off after a blistering start, but CP3 is still outplaying anyone not named Rondo.
3 4 Russell Westbrook 21.8 8.4 4.7 1.6 3 106 0.161 14 29.63 +1
Westbrook has upped his assists from last season by nearly 3 per game. Play-making that is welcomed in OKC after the departure of James Harden.
4 7 Brandon Jennings 17.5 7.5 3.3 3.5 2.2 100 0.142 11 28.81 +3
Jennings continues to impress, especially on defense averaging 3.5 steals and only allowing one point per possession.
5 3 Kyle Lowry 18.3 6.1 5.9 2.3 2.3 101 0.224 8 28.08 -2
Jose Calderon scored 19.89 in TPGR, but couldn’t help the Raptors very much in the win column. Hopefully Lowry can turn it around now that he’s back.
6 N/A Tony Parker 17.7 7.5 3.3 0.8 2.2 106 0.136 13 25.67 +5
The Spurs own the second best record in the league and Parker’s efficient play is a big reason why.
7 N/A Deron Williams 16.8 8.5 2.8 1 3 107 0.157 12 25.32 +4
Even with Williams shooting below 40 percent,  he has Brooklyn pushing for a top spot in the East.
8 6 Jrue Holiday 18.6 9.2 3.9 1.4 4.3 105 0.095 14 24.98 -2
Holiday would be much higher on this list if it weren’t for 4.3 turnovers a game.
9 N/A Goran Dragic 16 7.1 2.8 2.1 2.1 109 0.181 14 24.56 +2
An impressive 7:2 to turnover ratio has fans asking Steve Nash who? Ok, probably not.
10 8 Kemba Walker 18 6 4 2.3 2.5 104 0.108 12 23.61 -2
If anyone doubts Walkers top 10 ranking, Charlotte has a better record than nine of last years playoff teams.

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