Total Point Guard Rankings: Western Domination

Mar 3, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) handles the ball against Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Western Conference has been tough all year. Four of the top five teams in the NBA are in the West. Besides the Heat, where Mario Chalmers is an afterthought, the teams all have point guards represented in these rankings. The top five guards are all in the West and only 3 Eastern Conference guards made the list. The East still has a few must-watch teams, but if you want to see point guard battles, its the West that you want.

Rank Prev Player Pts Ast Reb Stl To DRtg Win Shares TPGR Change
1 5 Russell Westbrook 30.7 6.3 5.5 1.0 3.5 105 0.194 31.73 +4
Westbrook reigned in his turnovers after the break, and gets rewarded with the top spot.
2 1 Tony Parker 22.8 7.2 3.2 1.4 2.8 104 0.231 30.24 -1
Parker’s win shares show that he was worth nearly 1/4 of every Spur’s win. Could the Spurs miss him as much as the Clippers missed CP3?
3 2 Chris Paul 14.7 9.0 4.7 1.5 2.5 106 0.286 29.31 -1
With the Spurs vulnerable, Paul and Westbrook will aim for number one in the west as well as these rankings.
4 NA Stephen Curry 29.1 6.4 3.6 2.3 4.0 108 0.164 28.56 +7
Curry’s 54 point outburst in New York helped catapulted him seven spots up in the rankings.
5 NA Goran Dragic 15.3 10.7 3.6 2.3 4.0 101 0.102 27.63 +6
Dragic has been here before, so maybe it should not surprise that he is at the five spot with over 10 assists and solid defense.
6 NA Brandon Jennings 17.2 9.0 3.7 0.5 2.5 109 0.198 27.52 +5
Jennings responds to the passing trade deadline by averaging 17 points and 9 assists.
7 4 Ty Lawson 22.7 7.3 4.0 1.0 2.2 113 0.118 26.67 -3
Denver is beginning to get recognition for just how good they are at home. The fact that Lawson can run such a fast paced offense at altitude is equally impressive.
8 8 Kyrie Irving 21.3 7.0 3.3 1.3 1.7 115 0.150 26.14 None
Irving has not risen in the rankings after his All Star showing, but he did hang on to his spot. Defense remains his biggest weakness.
9 NA George Hill 14.7 4.3 3.0 1.4 1.0 98 0.182 23.93 +2
Taking care of the ball and playing good defense. More assists would be welcome, but that is exactly how the Pacers need Hill to play.
10 NA Mike Conley 13.1 6.0 3.1 2.3 2.4 97 0.156 23.27 +1
Whenever Conley cracks the rankings, you can bet its on the strength of his D. He is again the best defender at the point.

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