The Jordan Brand dropped a dope commercial featuring Chris Paul. I’m not a fan of CP3′s kicks, but the commercial is a good look for him. Check out Craig Sager’s guest appearance as well.
The Jordan Brand dropped a dope commercial featuring Chris Paul. I’m not a fan of CP3′s kicks, but the commercial is a good look for him. Check out Craig Sager’s guest appearance as well.
We had a few good PG’s not make the list, I can think of 3 or 4 players who have a legitimate argument but this was the toughest to vote on. Check the list out.
Our contributors again are (Me, Ron, Martel, Nate, Tyler and Rohit). Tyler is a contributor over at FWO365 and Rohit is the EIC over at MettaChronicals. Check out their sites and show them some love we appreciate them helping us rank the players this year.
Note: We are putting the player name, team, points and what their rank was last year. (Maximum about of points that can be earned is 60)
10, Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans, 10 pts (NR)- Jrue Holiday’s new change of scenery will help him and the Pelicans. Holiday will give them quality point guard play for the next decade. The NBA All-Star took his game to a new level in Philly, but now that he has even more weapons to toy with he will only improve. Ron
9. Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, 17 pts, (NR)- Conley just might be the most underrated player at his position. In the past few seasons the Grizzlies have proved to be one of the top teams in the west and one of the constant has been Conley. They have had good runs with Randolph and without Randolph. They have had good runs with Gay and without Gay. It seems that no matter who is on the court for the Grizz as long as they have Conley they have a shot. Conley is a player that is just good at everything. He ain’t the best shooter, passer, finisher, or defender but he’s on the list of em all. Martel
8. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, 25 pts (2nd)- D Will was arguably the best point guard in the game the last few years but this year because of injury he fell wayyy down the list. Losing to the Rose-less Bulls in the first round didn’t help but with a strong year D Will could return to the top of the list sooner than later. JT
7. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 29 pts (3rd)- DRose took a lot of heat for not playing last year when he was cleared to play, but I feel he made the best decision. He’ll have a lot to prove this year, not only to the Bulls faithful, but to himself and it seems like he’ll do everything in his power to get back to the MVP level of play and carry the Bulls through the East. Nate
5T. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics, 31 pts (5th)- Rondo’s an all-star PG, potentially the best in the league when he’s playing to his strengths. With the old guard in Boston finally gone, it’ll be entirely up to Rondo to dictate how the next couple of years go. He has two years left on his contract and will make $12 million in 2013-2014. With how well players are now recovering from ACL injuries, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Rondo had the best season of his career, infuriated with Boston’s notion of ‘rebuilding’. Rohit
5T. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, 31 pts (T9th)- If Kyrie can play a whole season man who knows where he will end up on this list. His handle is crazy, he can score from anywhere on the court but he’s liable to get hurt at a drop of a dime. Uncle Drew is a baller G, he gets buckets and the Cavs are a team on the rise being let but this young baller. JT
4. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 33 pts (NR)- Steph Curry took off this past season. Curry, who should have been an All-Star this past year made noise in the playoffs proving that he was one of the top point guards in the game. Curry doesn’t have many wholes in his game, but the injuries to his ankles are a concern. Curry is only 25, and is just entering his prime the sky is the limit for him. Ron
3. Russel Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 36 pts (4th)- Westbrook is probably the best athlete the point guard position has ever seen. He has improved his outside shot tremendously and he one of the best on ball defenders at the position. He’s decision making has to continue to improve but through the years Westbrook has proven to be a superstar in this league. His importance was felt in last year playoffs when he went down with injury and the once favorable Thunder went out in the 2nd round. Martel
2. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, 47 pts (6th)- Tony Parker is like the Ludacris of the NBA, he doesn’t get the respect he deserves. Parker is fast a Spur, see what I did there? His vastly improved jumper and attacking ways make him a match up problem for everyone. With him at the wheel the Spurs will stay relevant in the West for a few more years. JT
1. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 58 pts (1st)- CP3 is the quintessential point guard in the league today. He defends, drops dimes, and can create for himself. The addition of Doc Rivers should not only help his playmaking abilities but improve the overall play of the supporting cast in Lob City. Nate
Let us know how you feel about the list. Do you think we left anybody off of the list? Drop a line!!!
In Los Angeles everything seemed to be going good for the Clippers they had a better record than the Lakers, finally won the Pacific Division and seemed to be poised for a better playoff run than the Lakers who got swept by the Spurs in the First Round. Friday the pretty scene with palm trees and sunny weather turned into a nightmare as they lost in the first round to the Memphis Grizzlies after being up in the series 2-0.
With everyone and their momma talking about what Dwight Howard is going to do this summer the real question is what is CP3 going to do? Remember he is a free agent too. Nope, he didn’t sign an extension with the team last summer even though they have star forward Blake Griffin locked in until the summer of 2018. We know the Clips can pay more than any other team that would want his services but will that be enough to keep him in LA?
Lets highlight a few teams that have a legit shot to get CP3 this summer.
Los Angeles Clippers- His current team will have the best shot to resign him because of the ability to offer more because of the extra year they control. The Clips are coming off of their best regular season ever, have Griffin and other good supporting cast. Will he leave the money and palm trees?
Atlanta Hawks- The Hawks are a dark horse in this race because they have the money to be able to sign CP3 and D12. Horford is still under contract and Howard is from Atlanta. Besides being able to sign two max deals they can still shell out a little more dough for good role players because they won’t be over the cap if they pull a semi-heat move.
Dallas Mavericks- We all know that Cuban will do anything to win. Would a super owner and old man Dirk be enough to get CP3 in Dallas?
Indiana Pacers- The Pacers would have the space to max out CP3 if next years cap is around 70 million like everyone thinks. This team has Paul George who is a rising star and a few solid big men (West and Hibbert). The Pacers would be a solid choice because this team isn’t that far away.
There are other teams who will have the cash to try to sign him but they are not close enough to a championship to pull it off. Where do you think CP3 will land this summer?
We finally have made it to the end, we have the done the Centers, Power Forwards, Small Forwards and Shooting Guards. Now we present the Point Guards. I know there will be some disagreeing but even all the players I picked didn’t make the list. If you have been checking out the other lists we still have the usual suspects( Me, Martel, Nate and Ron), check the list out and let us know what you think.
9. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, 6 pts- “Uncle Drew” is the best young point guard in the NBA. Irving has the ability to score and facilitate. Despite only playing a small amount of games during his freshman season at Duke, Irving was light years ahead of the players that were drafted in the same year. Irving’s ball-handling, basketball IQ, and ability to shoot the ball is what seperates him from the younger point guards of today. In less than five years Irving will be knocking on the door of the “Best PG in the NBA” spot.- Ron
9. John Wall, Washington Wizards, 6 pts- Wall is on the brink of becoming the next great point guard. He has all the skills but turnovers and suspect jumpers has held him back. You can probably blame a lot of his problem on his supporting cast. He did play with McGee, Blatche, and Young. Neither of them were consider very professional and neither of them are there anymore. Wall has some more veterans to play with this year and you should see his numbers improve. I expect a double double and possibly an all-star birth.- Martel
8. Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, 8 pts- I wrote a piece on Ty a few months ago, but I was shocked he made the list the last few spots were up for grabs because there are so many legit young pgs in the league. Lawson has improved his stats each year in the league. He torched my Lakers during the playoffs doing whatever he wanted on the court. Lawson is the leader of the young Nuggets, the man is a one man fastbreak and can cause havoc on both sides of the court. If Lawson keeps on his current trend there is no reason he shouldn’t move up this list.- JT
7. Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers, 12 pts- The addition of Nash to the Lakers is encouraging. He’s been one of the best shooters and dime droppers in the league for the last few years. Pair his creative offensive skills with those of Kobe, Pau and Bynum and opposing teams have a problem, inside and outside the paint.- Nate
6. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, 20 pts- TP is the Rodney Dangerfield of the NBA. Parker has been a consistent piece for the San Antonio Spurs for about a decade and people still fail to realize how great of a player he is. Parker is the engine behind the Spurs success in the this day and age. The uptempo pace has replaced the boring style that was endorsed by the Spurs. Last season was arguably Tony Parker’s best season and will look to build upon his success this upcoming season. – Ron
5. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics, 24 pts- Rondo gets the most criticism out of all the point guards on the list. They say he can’t shoot, they say he’s only that good because of who he plays with, but somehow he seems to dominate games. He’s the biggest triple double threat behind Lebron and he’s the best pressure defender in the league. As the years have gone by the big three turned into the big four. Rondo is slowly transitioning into the face of the Celtics and this year might be the year it becomes official.- Martel
4. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 26 pts- Him and D. Rose are the same kind of athlete prior to the Rose injury. Russell Marbury is a force to be reckoned with he can get to the rim at will and has a real nice pull up jumpshot. The knock on Westbrook is he has a tendency not to pass as much as he should. His scoring went up this year and his assist went down. Westbrook can move up this list in the future it just depends on if he can find a better pass to shot attempt ratio.- JT
3. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 34 pts- Unfortunately Derrick Rose is going to miss a large portion of the NBA regular season, but hopefully he comes back in time to gear up for the playoffs. No point guard is as explosive, nor can score and create as well as he does for the Bulls. His game will be missed.- Nate
2. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, 36 pts- Deron Williams is arguably the best point guard in the NBA. Williams has the ability to score as well as the ability to play as a pass first point guard as well. D. Will and the Brooklyn Nets are revamped and are poised to make a strong playoff run in the Eastern Conference. Williams has a new weapon in Joe Johnson that will allow Williams to flourish even more.- Ron
1. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 39 pts- point guard might be the deepest position in the NBA and Paul is the prototypical point. He’s always at the top of the league in assist and steals. He’s has great vision and really makes his teammates better. He has the ability to take over the scoring load when need to and he’s the reason people put the Clippers in the conversations of contender.- Martel
Welp, this is our last list until next year, let us know if you agreed, disagreed or thought it was terrible? All input is good input.
Like most commissioners in professional sports they are normally in the midst of facing controversial issues. NBA Commissioner David Stern is no stranger to controversy. From his controversial stance in the NBA lockout to the almost trade with Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Lakers.
David Stern strikes again!! In the NBA Draft Lottery the Hornets were awarded the top pick in the 2012 Draft. Winning the draft lottery is based of percentages, but in this case it seems a little fishy. I say this because, Stern who is the commissioner of the NBA was once in control of the New Orleans Hornets due to them not having an owner. Now that Stern is not control he is still in the middle of controversy.
I don’t know if Stern had on his lucky “Blue Suede Shoes”, but the outcome of this fiasco will ignite some type of controversy. Lakers fans were pissed at Stern for not letting them acquire Chris Paul and this will only add to his list of haters.
Many suspected that the Charlotte Bobcats would win the lottery, but they are now expected to pick No.2. NBA experts are suspecting that former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis will be the top selection in the 2012 Draft. Davis is not Tim Duncan, but he will help improve a franchise in many areas.
The Hornets are not a large market team so they could use some buzz. Drafting Anthony will be the perfect recipe.
Stern has been praised as professional sports best commissioner, but with these last few blemishes he may be looked at in different fashion. Whenever Stern is asked about the draft lottery he will obviously dismiss any conspiracies dealing with the lottery process. No matter what comes out of his mouth we all know that actions speak louder than words. With Stern’s last few actions we see that it is in his best interest to take care of the team in the Bayou!
The NBA is back. Really? Yeah I know I’m a little late but this lockout has all of us off our game a little. So, with the return of the NBA comes the return of Really? Didn’t we already do Really? The return? Yeah but this is the return of the return. Call it Really? The Dark Blog Rises. Really?
For this special edition of Really we will be doing a Really? NBA season preview a week after the start of the season. We will look at the contenders for the championship as well as make some predictions.
Lets start off with the NWO Heat. Really? Well my “wrassling” fans will understand. Last year formation of the “Big 3″ reminded me a lot of the formation of the popular wrestling stable. When Kevin Nash and Scott Hall join WCW and announced they had a secret partner no one would have guessed that partner would be the real American hero Hulk Hogan. In a similar turn LeBron James decided to join Wade and Bosh in South Beach to form one of the most loved to hate teams in history. It’s also fitting that the formation of the NWO took place at Bash at the Beach. Now its time for this team to put up or shut up after failing in last years finals and the Heat added a few pieces to insure a different outcome. They’re looking for help from free agent Shane Battier, rookie Norris Cole(Dayton, Ohio Stand up had to add that) and Veteran Eddy Curry. Eddy Curry? Really? Yeah, Eddy Curry. I know most off y’all is asking who is Eddy Curry? Well this is where my man JT kicks the Curry highlight package …….
OK now are we familiarized with Curry? S-Still think he can make a difference? No not really but the other two can. Plus the additions to LeBron James improved post game and they just might be ready to take the next step.
Elsewhere in the east the Boston Celtics resemble the male version of the Golden Girls. Really? Well maybe the Golden Boys. I’m trying to say that they are old. Add that to the loss of Jeff Green and the slow start due to Paul Pierce injury and the Boston Celtics look like this might be a down season
The Chicago Bulls might be the Heats biggest Challenger for the Eastern crown. The reigning MVP returns and they replaced Keith Bogans with Rip Hamilton. A major upgrade to say the least. The only question I have is how C.J Watson let Rip Take his number. I know he’s only C.J. Watson and not Jackson Heights own Randy Watson or Baywatch own C.J. Parker. (I like Baywatch, don’t judge me) Really? Hope he got paid.
The New York Knicks are casting The Expendables. Really? The signed a few old guys that used to be stars in Mike Bibby and Baron Davis. Really? Yeah they would have been better off signing Stallone and The governator themselves. Tyson Chandler was a big pickup along with rookie Imam Shumpert but the Knicks will only go as far as their two superstars will take them.
In Atlanta we have the same old Hawks Really? Yeah you know the same Hawks that skip over PGs like Chris Paul for Erroneous Williams, and Rajon Rondo for the infamous Williams brother. The same Hawks that continue to play all their players out of position. The same Hawks that signed Joe Johnson to a huge deal after a horrible playoffs. The same Hawks that will be a perpetual 4th seed. Yeah those Hawks. My prediction another fourth place finish and second round exit.
The Indiana Pacers improved when they sign All Star David West. Really? Yeah it shocks me to that he has made multiple all-star games but someone keeps voting him in.
Out west we have the Lakers that remind me of the new film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Kobe Bryant is Ethan Hunt and the government has completely turned on his team, the Government is the NBA and they turned on the Lakers when they blocked the Chris Paul trade. In one week Kobe lost his best friend, the best point guard, and his best wife. Really? Best wife? It was a best theme and I was on a roll, leave me alone. Anyway Kobe this is your mission should you wish to accept it; Try to win another championship Josh McRoberts, Devin Ebanks and a man name Metta. Oh yeah and you still have Derek Fisher a point guard. This message along with the organization will self destruct in 5,4,32…..
The Dallas Mavericks won the championship and decided to make a lot of moves. They loss Chandler, JJ Barea, Caron Butler, and DeShawn Stevenson. They added Lamar Odom, Delonte West, and Vince Carter. All these moves were made to free up cap space to sign big free agents this summer. Unless you 1.21 gigawatts of power, plutonium, and a delorian there is no way of knowing if this is a smart move by Cuban or d.a.f.
OKC seems to be everybody favorite to come out of the west but it might be more difficult than you think Really? Why you ask? Well Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant remind me a lot of Nino Brown and G Money. KD is the man like Nino he probably even passes out turkeys for the holidays. Westbrook like G money played the younger brother who starts to really feel himself. Well that becomes bad for business and to make a long story short I guess he ain’t his brother’s keeper. Now can the two Co exist or will Durant have to take him out. Their championship hopes rely on them being all they got.
The Clippers added Chris Paul, Chauncy Bilups, and Caron Butler and they have adopted the nickname “Lob City”. Really? Hope they know you have to do more than throw lobs to win a championship.
The Portland Trailblazers must have Dr. Kovorkian working for them cause they are killing careers. Really? Well Brandon Roy retired and Greg Oxen might miss another season. I don’t know if they are doing anything wrong but I know they aren’t doing anything right.
Real quick predictions are Bulls win the championship. Really? Anybody that knows me knew I was going there. Durant will win the MVP, Kimba Walker will win ROY and Really? Will be back next week. Now three of the four will happen stay tune to find out.
Wednesday night after weeks of discussion Chris Paul was finally traded away from the New Orleans Hornets. “Iron Fist” Stern finally allowed Paul his freedom. After vetoing a three team trade involving the Lakers, Rockets and Hornets, the Clippers emerged as the front-runners in landed the all-star guard. The Clippers sent the Hornets Guard Eric Gordon, Forward Al-Farouq Aminu, Center Chris Kaman and a 2012 1st rd pick acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Clippers gave up two young pieces for the all-star guard plus possibly a top 10 pick. Do you think the Clippers gave up too much to acquire Paul? Take our poll below and voice your opinion.