The NBA: March 2013 Position Battle – The Top 5 Point Guards Right Now

Of course Chris Paul is up there at the very top, but who else follows? A former #1 pick, a second generation NBAer, the top Euro guard right now, and a guy who was supposed to be too small to succeed at this level.

Note: All of the following stats are based on the last five games of each player’s team as computed by They were taken on March 28, 2013 (Manila time).

5. Kemba Walker (CHA) - 22.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.0apg, 2.8spg, 23.2 EFF
The Cats have won three of their last five and the cherry on the top was today’s game against Orlando. Walker dropped 34 big ones on the Magic, hitting nearly 57% of his field goals. He also dished out 9 dimes, had 7 boards, and 2 each for steals and blocks.

Kemba Walker has been terrific for the Bobcats.
(image by Kent Smith/Getty Images)

4. Goran Dragic (PHX) - 18.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 10.8apg, 1.5spg, 23.5 EFF
He’s a Slovenian who was born in Yugoslavia and now playing in Arizona. That’s a mouthful right there. The difficulty is worth it, however, as Dragic has been maybe the lone bright spot on a Suns team that has won just 3 games this month. Dragic won’t score a ton, but he’s the only guy on this list who has normed more than 10 assists in the last five games.

3. Steph Curry (GSW) - 26.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 7.2apg, 1.6spg, .467 3pt%, 24.4 EFF
Curry continues to battle a myriad of minor and major injuries even as the Warriors remain at 6th spot in the West. This is the best GSW has done in the regular season for quite some time, and most would look at Curry as the catalyst. Think of him as a slightly watered down Chris Paul.

2. John Wall  (WAS) - 24.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 9.4apg, 1.4spg, 25.8 EFF
Has John Wall finally found his groove? He has not yet met the enormous potential 2011 Draft analysts claimed, but his recent production might indicate he’s ready to be one of the elite. He does practically everything for the Wizards, and the team is better because of it. Washington is currently 17-14 after his return to the roster. That’s a .548 winning percentage, which, right now, is hypothetically good enough for 7th spot ahead of Boston and Milwaukee.  Who knows how good WAS can be with a full season of their Great Wall?

1. Chris Paul (LAC) - 21.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 9.8apg, 3.4spg, .547 FG%, 28.8 EFF
Still the undisputed best, Paul continues to lead a Clippers team hoping to peak at the right time and maybe spring a few surprises in the Playoffs. They remain to be hot-and-cold, and the same can be said of CP3. He has registered at least 8 assists in all but one game this month, BUT that is tempered by the fact he has produced at least 4 turnovers in four games as well. For the Clips to get over the hump, they’ll need Paul to be MVPish.

Chris Paul continues to be the best all-around playmaker in all of basketball.
(image by Mark J. Terrill/AP)

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