By Drew Packham, NBA.com
Posted Nov 4 2009 1:22PM
After a week of play, it's all about the point guards.
This week, the top four spots are filled by floor generals and, until Blake Griffin returns, it appears things will stay that way.
In Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings is quickly winning over fans with his quickness and surprising shooting touch. Any guy who says his goal was to "come in here and get, like, 15 assists a game" (as he recently told The Sporting News) is my kind of guy. Really, Brandon? 15? That's all?
In Golden State, Stephen Curry is living up to his billing as a player who gets his teammates involved.
In Minnesota, Jonny Flynn is proving fearless about getting into the lane and made Ricky Rubio a distant memory.
And in Sacramento, Tyreke Evans, who I pegged last week as the frontrunner, has struggled out of the gate but still shown glimpses of brilliance through four games.
Aside from the top four point guards, Denver's Ty Lawson is proving to be a valuable backup to Chauncey Billups (and cracks this week's Top 10) and Jeff Teague is getting some playing time in Atlanta behind Mike Bibby.
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Honorable Mention: James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder: Falls out of the top 10, but has been solid from 3-point land (4-for-7); David Andersen, Houston Rockets: Seeing 12.8 mpg backing up the big men; DeMarre Carroll, Memphis Grizzlies: 12 points, seven rebounds in win over Wizards; 0-for-8 from field in two games since; Jonas Jerebko, Detroit Pistons: Became the first Swede to start an NBA game when he filled in for Tayshaun Prince. Finished with zero points and five rebounds.
All statistics are through Tuesday's games. Statistics in red represent the rookie leader in that category.
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