Best Point Guard


Mike Bibby • Sacramento Kings
Team record: 30-10
On a team stacked with quality scorers and unparalleled passers, Bibby's role exists mainly off the stat sheet -- getting the Kings' offense into smooth transitions and assuring the ball gets to the open man. His numbers are modest -- he is fifth among NBA point guards in scoring and is tied for the team lead in assists -- but the results are there, as the Kings boast the West's top record.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
40
33.6
.448
.393
.843
3.3
5.5
1.05
0.30
17.2



Sam Cassell • Minnesota Timberwolves
Team record: 28-12
In addition to ranking fifth in the league in assists, Cassell is averaging more than 20 points for the first time in his career. But it's his efficiency shooting the ball this season that has been truly spectacular. His .504 field-goal percentage is tops by far among point guards, well above second-place Carlos Arroyo's .480, and his .420 three-point percentage ranks third.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
40
36.4
.504
.420
.854
3.4
7.5
1.10
0.18
21.1



Baron Davis • New Orleans Hornets
Team record: 23-19
With Jamal Mashburn sidelined, Davis has shouldered a massive load for the Hornets this year, ranking among the NBA's top five in scoring, assists, steals and minutes. And he hasn't been shy about shooting either; with 382 three-point attempts through 41 games, Davis is on pace to shatter George McCloud's NBA record of 678 in a season.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
41
40.9
.387
.304
.639
4.2
8.0
2.46
0.44
23.4



Jason Kidd • New Jersey Nets
Team record: 21-19
It's a status quo season for J-Kidd, who again leads the league in assists -- the only player averaging more than nine -- and tops all point guards in rebounding with 6.3 per game. And of course he continues to set up his teammates beautifully; Kenyon Martin, Richard Jefferson and Kerry Kittles all shoot better than 46 percent from the field, thanks largely to Kidd.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
39
37.5
.394
.346
.817
6.3
9.6
1.77
0.28
17.1



Stephon Marbury • New York Knicks
Team record: 5-4 since trade
Already third among point guards in scoring and second in the league behind Kidd in assists, Marbury has kicked his passing up a notch since his move to New York, averaging 11.3 per game. At the same time, while his scoring has dipped to 17.1 ppg, his shooting percentage has improved to .456; over the course of a season, that would be a career-high.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
43
41.1
.436
.314
.813
3.4
8.9
1.79
0.14
20.0



Gary Payton • Los Angeles Lakers
Team record: 25-15
Few teams in the league have been as devastated by injuries as the Lakers, with superstars Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone all missing time. Through it all, Payton has been a constant, playing in every game at age 35 and ranking 10th in the NBA with 6.2 assists per game. He also shoots a robust .465 from the field, third among point guards.
STATISTICS
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2003-04
40
33.7
.465
.300
.712
3.7
6.2
1.35
0.25
14.5

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