Building The Perfect NBA Point Guard

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Can there really be a perfect point guard in the NBA? Recent history has proven the point guard can’t been the best player on a championship team. Looking at the Heat, they had LeBron James to take them to the finals.

Although the Thunder didn’t win, Kevin Durant was a big part of why OKC went to the finals a couple of years ago. Kobe Bryant has led the Lakers to championship appearances.

My point is, you don’t see people like Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, or Kyrie Irving leading their teams to a championship as someone like LeBron can.

So if your point guard is the best player on your team, do you have a legitimate shot at winning a championship? Maybe with a ‘perfect point guard’. Now, will that ever come around?

Probably not, but if you were to take point guards in today’s NBA, what would the perfect floor general look like? Maybe a little something like this.

Shooting: Steph Curry

Steph Curry is an animal when it comes to shooting the rock. In the 2012-13 season Curry broke Ray Allen’s record for the most 3 pointers in a single season. Curry managed to hit 272 threes, on about 45% shooting. Curry isn’t only a three-point machine, he can shoot from inside the arc as well. In the 2012-13 season Steph shot about 44% from two point land.

Stephen Curry has been in the league for 5 years playing a total of 336 games. In those 336 games Curry’s shooting numbers are unreal. On the 2058 attempts from beyond the arc in his career Curry has hit 905 long bombs in his career. This comes to a total of 44%

When it comes to free throw shooting, Curry is second to none. He has averaged 90% or higher twice in his career. And is shooting a grand total of 89% from the charity stripe.

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Court Vision: Chris Paul

Chris Paul has always been good when it comes to distributing the ball.His six years in the league with the Hornets Paul was able to average 9.9 assists a game in New Orleans. At the same time, he did well keeping the ball safe, he only tuned the ball over 2.5 times a game throughout his time as a Hornet.

Lob City hasn’t really changed Paul much. He is still continuing his was of finding teammates for the easy baskets, scoring, and playing defense. Matter of fact Paul’s assist numbers are basically identical than what they were in New Orleans. Chris is averaging 9.8 assists, on only 2.2 turnovers

Chris Paul defiantly one of the best point guards in the NBA, if not the best. Paul can do what ever you ask him to do, but I think his ability to find teammates is what stands out the most about his game.

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Ball Handling: Kyrie Irving

There isn’t much I can say about Kyrie Irving’s ability to handle the ball. He is great  at getting around players, he can also break some ankles in the process. Kyrie may not be one of the league’s top point guards, yet, but he can put on a great show while putting up all-star numbers.

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Defense: Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio is a stud when it comes to stealing the ball. Rubio has gotten 419 steals in his short NBA career. This comes out to an average of 2.3 steals per game. Although Rubio can’t block the ball, his ability to steal the ball is one of the best in the league. This past season Rubio came up with 191 steals.

The Timberwolves have added Adrew Wiggins, and Zach Lavine to their lineup this season. With Rubio stealing the ball and starting a fast break Minnesota could be seen as the new lob city this season. They have a great group of young players, it should be fun to watch them this season.

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Speed: John Wall

If you have seen John Wall run up and down the basketball court, you would know he is arguably one of the fastest players in the game. Legend has it that John Wall once raced a cheetah, and John Wall won. Ok that might not be true, but is certainly a possibility.

Another player worthy of this spot is Derrick Rose. Rose is so quick with the ball leaving defenders in the dust. It is just hard to tell if his knees will be able to hold up after an 82 game NBA season.80399341

Clutch: Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard has played two seasons in the NBA and he has already hit a number of game winning shots. Lillard has hit game winning shots against Detroit, Cleveland, the Hornets, and Phoenix. He has also some up clutch when it counts the most. In game 6 against the Rockets Lillard sinked a game winning three to advance Portland to the second round of the playoffs.

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Is this what the perfect point guard would look like? Although there are some good point guards I didn’t make room for, like Tony Parker, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, I think with the players I have mentioned they would have the best chance of making up the perfect point guard.

Now will a player like this ever come into the NBA. Most likely not, but in the spirit of Halloween it is almost like making my on Frankenstein… Out of NBA point guards.

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Jared Kungle
Fan of all things Cleveland sports. I hope to one day cover sports in Cleveland, but for now I am perfectly fine writing at World In Sport. Follow My Twitter: @JaredKOnSports
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