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

It’s great that most of the guys on this list will continue to see action in the postseason along with some other great playmakers who missed the top 5 cut like Tony Parker, Ty Lawson, Mike Conley, Jeremy Lin, and, yes, Steve Blake.

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 April 18, 2013 (Manila time).

5. Goran Dragic (PHX) - 15.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 11.8apg, 2.8spg, 22.0 EFF
The only guy who won’t see a lick of Playoff action, and it sucks because look at his numbers. He scores, he assists, and he steals the ball! He’s like Euro Chris Paul! Only he’s on a Phoenix team that will likely struggle well into 2015 (yes, 2015). What if he were still in Houston…

Goran Dragic was the hottest Sun in the team's
last five outings.
(image by Matt York/AP)

4. Russell Westbrook (OKC) - 26.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.8apg, 2.0spg, .853 FT%, 25.4 EFF
Speaking of Houston, the Rockets are going to get a lot of face time with this guy. Maybe the most athletic PG on the planet, Jet Zero is likely going to run over J-Lin in their pivotal match-up. Westbrook has been playing some of the best basketball of his young career, and we still haven’t seen him pass the ball like we think he could. But he sure can dunk.

3. Deron Williams (BRO) - 25.8ppg, 9.3apg, .493 FG%, .880 FT%, 26.5 EFF
I am super happy one of my personal fave PGs is back on this list, and I am also happy he will have the chance to stru even more of his stuff against a Derrick Rose-less Chicago team in the first round. Though the Bulls are my personal pick out East, I want to see Deron let loose simply because I want him to gain momentum in preparation for the inevitable showdown with the Heat in the Conference Semifinals.

2. Chris Paul (LAC) - 17.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 10.8apg, 2.8spg, .913 FT%, 27.4 EFF
What?! Blasphemy!!! Paul is not the best right now? Why, yes, someone is better than CP3. That’s not to say Paul has been awful, you know. He has been his usual spectacular, do-it-all self. It’s just that, right now, someone is a tad better.

1. Steph Curry (GSW) - 30.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 7.2apg, 1.8spg, .500 FG%, .481 3pt%, .929 FT%, 29.6 EFF
And that someone is the new King of Regular Season Three-Pointers Made. Steph Curry was nothing short of mind-blowing in the past week or so. I mean, look at all three shooting percentages. One word – UNCONSCIOUS. He’ll be hard-pressed to continue doing it against a tough Denver team, but, hey, betting against Curry was a bad bet this month, so why start now?

Steph Curry was the best PG in April. Why wasn't he an All-Star again?
(image from the Basketball All Day Facebook page)

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