Rooscooter wrote:This is like asking me to rank the best players of all time. I look at it differently if it's players in a vacuum or in a team situation.
PG is an important position in today's game but I don't think any one point guard in the league will be the Franchise Player on a championship team. Really, only two PG's have ever done that.... Cousey and Magic... and both had a ton of help and it's even debatable if they were the reason or products of the teams successes.
In today's game, the PG that I think brings the best value on both ends of the floor and has a proven post season record is Rondo. He's a little bit of a head case and seems moody but what he does in the Post season is pretty amazing in terms of elevating his game.
Rose is another PG that can take over a game and be a difference maker.... especially on the offensive end.
CP3 cannot be effective without screens and screen rolls. He's magnificent in the regular season in that when you play a different team every night but in a series of games he has been neutralized and his teammates end up marginalized by the defense.
Westbrook is a little like Rose except without the BBIQ. He has had some spectacular failures in pressure situations and like CP3 does well during the regular season.
Parker has developed into one of the best from a Championship team value IMO as well.
I fully expected you to respond the way you did. No way you would've given a straight ranking from 1-5 in a list haha. Anyways, I respect your opinion which is why I asked for your assessment. And I love that you think Rondo is the best PG in the game. A friend of mine says Rondo is overrated and thought I was insane for saying Rondo>Rose (he just looks at ESPN player rankings and watches ESPN all day at work lol). I think he's underrated if anything. Rondo will always find ways to impact the game. And it's funny because he says "Rondo needs a very specific type of players around him" meanwhile he thinks Chris Paul is god. Paul also needs a certain type of team around him as well lol...
Anyways, thanks for the reply, I agree with pretty much everything you said.