Where does Chris Paul belong with the Greatest Point Guards?

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XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
Discuss. I'd put him around the 6-10 range.

Digi
I agree. There's about 5-9 PGs in the league that are better than him. I'd put him in the same range.

Digi
Realistically, there's a top 10 case to make, but not a top 5. At least not yet. It's surprising how few of the best ever players were PGs, so it's not a huge honor either way. But by the end of his career, he'll likely have a good top 3 or top 5 case.

tkitna
Greatest of all time? I doubt he would make my top 20. I'm at work and bored, so let me think this through.

Ok, here's who I would put ahead of him for sure.

Magic
Thomas
Robertson
Nash
Frazier
Stockton
Kidd
Goodrich
Payton
Iverson
Cheeks
Price
Tim Hardaway
Archibald
Dennis Johnson
Moncrief
Michael Ray Richardson (snowman was awesome)
Mark Jackson
Tony Parker (up for argument, but I think he's the best pint guard playing right now and I don't even like him)

tkitna
Guess he would crack my top 20.

XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
Personally i dont see a viable argument for alot of those guys being better than CP3. The ones I think are equal/better are:

Magic
Oscar
Thomas
Stockton
Frazier
Payton
Nash
Kidd

The Renegade
Paul wouldn't make my top ten.

Darth Martin
Peak Paul is probably top 10. Factoring in everything overall and he ranks somewhere below.

TheHulk
CP3 is a all time top 10 PG.

XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
Top 5. http://r35.imgfast.net/users/3513/11/32/39/smiles/841309534.gif

TheHulk
Originally posted by XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
Top 5. http://r35.imgfast.net/users/3513/11/32/39/smiles/841309534.gif Honestly, the only reason why he seriously wouldn't be a all time PG is because his lack of rings and a MVP award..

XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
His stats and sheer talent are off the charts. On that basis, he's top 5 imo.

TheHulk
Originally posted by XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
His stats and sheer talent are off the charts. On that basis, he's top 5 imo. thumb up

LordofBrooklyn
No rings means second tier.

TheHulk
Originally posted by LordofBrooklyn
No rings means second tier. Ty Lawson approves apparently laughing out loud

AsbestosFlaygon
Potentially, prior to injuries, he would easily have been top 5.

But realistically, I agree with you. He belongs somewhere between the top 6-10.

AsbestosFlaygon
A better question would be: Where does Penny Hardaway belong with the greatest PGs if he never got badly injured?

TheHulk
Originally posted by AsbestosFlaygon
A better question would be: Where does Penny Hardaway belong with the greatest PGs if he never got badly injured? That's pretty much like Tmac. We can't really say both would have been all time greats but if you really at what they could do...best and graciously enough, you can land then around the 10-7 spot.

draxx_tOfU
Right now, maybe top 10 or just a smidgen outside of it. Chris is one of the last true blue prototypical point guards in the league in terms of playmaking, along with Rondo. Curry and Westbrook belong to the score first pass later mold reminiscent of early 2000's Iverson and Bibby who had better passing teammates than them.

Of all time, right now, Magic, Isaiah, and Stockton are dancing in the top 3. Never underestimate John Stockton, he may not have a ring but he's the all time career leader in Assists and Steals.

BruceSkywalker
paul doesn't even crack a top 50 list, let alone a top 10 list

XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
laughing out loud good one.

TheHulk
Originally posted by XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
laughing out loud good one. I think he meant CP3 doesn't crack top 50 worst pg list laughing out loud laughing out loud laughing out loud

TheHulk
http://nobodytouchesjordan.blogspot.sg/2015/11/section-24-chris-paul-most-overrated.html

Might as well put this here

XSUPREMEXSKILLZ
Kind of innaccurate, in the sense that it cherry picks statistics from certain games/minutes of games. The fact of the matter is PG's like:

Oscar Robertson
Gary Payton
Jason Kidd
Steve Nash
John Stockton

All won either only 1 or no championships at all. Payton, Kidd, and Robertson only won rings as role players. Despite this, many consider these to be historically great point guards, (most people in particular have Oscar at number 2). So dismissing Paul as some kind of choker and letting other point guards walk Scott-free is pretty damn hypocritical.

TheHulk
You should check out his other stuff. Nobody Touches Jordan is great in his research at the very least. The times when he goes all negative or shits on something, mainly CP3 or LeBron, he really does give out good data.

http://nobodytouchesjordan.blogspot.sg/

Seriously though, you should really check out his LeBron stuff, he clearly has something against LeBron laughing out loud

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