October 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm #132
Rick Barry1971Key Master
And how do you pronounce his name?October 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm #134
No he is probably the second best in terms of true point guards. I would say Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics is the best point guard in the east for how he plays and makes his team better.October 4, 2012 at 12:11 am #138
Rick Barry1971Key MasterOctober 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm #47442
Andrew GnerreKey Master
It’s Deron by a pretty large margin (at least while Rose is still injured). He has vital tools (shooting, size, that crossover) that Rondo doesn’t. Kyrie isn’t fully seasoned yet. Wall is… who knows. If it’s not Deron, it’s LeBron, but that’s because LeBron is the right answer to pretty much any NBA question.October 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm #47443
Devin KharpertianKey Master
We also have to consider that the waves in Deron’s hair unlocks a portal to the fourth dimension. Rondo doesn’t have that.October 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm #47463
Andrew GnerreKey Master
I don’t know. If we’re talking about other dimensions, Rondo may have the upperhand. Dude may have been born in the fourth dimension.October 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm #47585
Justin DeFeoKey Master
I don’t know, for some reason when I read fourth dimension I think you’re saying the players are fat.
Speaking of fat pg’s in the East – Ray Felton!October 30, 2012 at 2:59 am #47717
Deron Williams is…not the best PG in the East, HOWEVER, he is 1B. Rajon Rondo, has that crown, but Deron has always been a player of particular taste. He’s also rarely carried a team to particularly high heights, but he’s way up there.October 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm #47736
I have to agree on Deron being 1B. You have to take winning into consideration and Rondo has done just that.
Deron Williams will have a fighting chance at “best PG in the East” this year with Derrick Rose out as well.October 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm #47768
I believe Deron is the best point guard in the east assuming we take Rose out of the discussion due to his knee injury. Unlike Rondo, Deron can hurt you consistently with his scoring, and he also gets you 10+ assists per game. While he did not hit that number with last year’s roster, he did so consistently in Utah and did so on a number of high 40s-low 50s win teams. The Jazz also fell apart in the wake of the trade despite their rebound last year and have gone from a top 4 western team to a fringe playoff team.November 1, 2012 at 11:00 am #47859
Deron is the best PG in the NBA. He can score Rondo can’t in a point guard driven league you need that. If you can stay in front of Rondo(which is no easy task) you can stop his personal offensive game while with Deron he can threaten you more than 17 feet from the basket. I know people will say if you stay in front of Rondo then he will just pass which is true in his current situation but I don’t think he can be “the guy” like Deron can. Without Paul Pierce Rondo is much worse. If you put Rondo he would have struggled a lot while Deron could lead his team to a few wins single-handedly. Not saying a that should be a point guard’s main job but this isn’t an era where your point guard can just pass pass pass you need points from them now a days.November 1, 2012 at 11:12 am #47860
I agree with you. Rondo has played his entire career with these two surefire hall of famers. He does not have the burden of shouldering the offensive load Deron has to handle. Deron is also a great passer as well. He’s not a Westbrook or Rose or shoot first point guard. He runs the offense and gets shots for other guys.
Deron finally has the type of talent he had around him in Utah where GM’s put him #1. I can’t wait to see it all develop in Brooklyn.November 1, 2012 at 11:18 am #47863
Just realized I put NBA meant to put East.November 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm #48001
I don’t even know why Westbrook is constantly discussed as a top point guard… he’s a top player but not a point guard. He is shoot-first and has limited court vision. I’d take Deron every time. Rondo is tougher competition. He disects defenses beautifully but he also doesn’t have Deron’s physical presence or ability to shoot. Plus Deron’s on the Nets so that basically boosts him up a million times. If he can bring in a title, hands down best point guard… sorry Rondo.November 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm #48031
Westbrook is incredibly talented, but yes, he has clear shortcomings when running a team (despite massive improvements) when compared to the other elite point guards. I’d go *healthy Rose, Paul, Deron, Rondo as my top four coming into the season.
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