OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen ranks his best point guards so far in the early portion of the 2019-20 season. Click through this slideshow for full analysis and rankings.
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Tied #10 Chris Paul
Obviously, Paul’s best years are behind him. However, the nine-time NBA All-Star has helped the new-look Thunder stay competitive. Just his presence alone seems to be making a big impact, especially on OKC’s rising star, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, whom the Thunder acquired from the Clippers in the blockbuster Paul George trade this past summer. Dennis Schroder, OKC’s other point guard who recently hit a stunning game-tying shot at the end of regulation in the Thunder’s win over the Timberwolves, has also seemingly benefitted from having CP3 around.
Other players deserving to be considered for this list include Toronto’s Fred VanVleet, Miami’s Kendrick Nunn, Orlando’s Markelle Fultz, New Orleans’ Lonzo Ball, Milwaukee’s Eric Bledsoe, Charlotte’s Terry Rozier and Devonte’ Graham, Phoenix’s Ricky Rubio, Chicago’s Coby White and the L.A. Clippers’ Patrick Beverley.
Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving, Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox, Golden State’s D’Angelo Russell and Toronto’s Kyle Lowry have been sidelined most of the season, so they did not qualify for the list. MVP candidates LeBron James (small forwards) and James Harden (shooting guards) were also not included even though they both are their respective team's point guards in many ways.