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Where does John Wall rank among NBA point guards?

There was a semi-spirited discussion on SVP and Russillo show Wednesday. Russillo and Tim Legler were debating where to rank today's NBA point guards.

They both agreed on the top 4 - Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker. Hard to argue w/ those in the top 4 although they really never ranked them. They both agreed there is an abundance of great PGs right now. Shooting guards not so much.

They both had Wall in the 6-8 range. The next tier mainly consisted of Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, Wall, Goran Dragic, Rajon Rondo (if healthy). It got me thinking how I would rank these PGs right now.

I kind of think today's PGs need other categories within their position. There are super-athletic PGs - Westbrook, Wall, Derrick Rose (when healthy). There are super-scoring PGs - Curry, Irving, Lillard. There are mainly great distributors - Rondo probably fits that bill mainly. There are those who can both score and assist very well - Paul, Parker. I am not sure where Dragic fits in (ESPN lists him as a shooting guard) but probably in the scoring/assist both well category.

I believe Paul (when healthy) is the best and has been the last 4-5 years. Parker's resume is top-notch but he is fading a little. Same goes for Rondo.

Wall can break into the top 5 with another 2-3 years like this one. Of those super-athletic PGs, Wall seems to have the best ability to distribute. If he can up his scoring average slightly (maybe to 21-22 PG) and average over 10 assists/game, then he is well on his way.

Here are my rankings:
1. Paul
2. Curry
3. Parker (when healthy)
4. Westbrook (when healthy)
5. Lillard
6. Wall
7. Irving
8. Dragic
9. Kyle Lowry
10. Ty Lawson.

That leaves off some super honorable mentions - Rose (note could easily jump back in top 10 when healthy), Kemba Walker, Rondo, Isaiah Thomas, Deron Williams (when healthy), etc..

Great heyday for PGs.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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