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2013 NBA Countdown: #6 Chris Paul


Let's face it. This household likes point guards. I've spent a lot of time in this space talking about the hybrid "1.5 guards." Well, the 6 food 3 inch Paul, from Wake Forest, is a pure one. He looks first to set up his teammates with his exceptional ball handling and passing. He keeps his scoring in reserve, often waiting until key moments to remind everyone how well he can finish at the rim, or pull up for a three-point jump shot.

What I find most impressive about Paul is his ability to rebound from the guard spot. He's not tall, but he's built like a fire hydrant and he has a real nose for the ball. When playing for New Orleans he has several seasons during which he averaged 5+ rebounds a game, including his rookie season. With the Clippers he has a full house of big-men to handle most of the rebounds, but Paul still hauls in 4.4 a game as of last season. Over his career, he has averaged 18.6 points and an astounding 9.8 assists per game. He's had three seasons averaging a solid double-double.

Chris Paul. Whooooooo!

Owen says:

  1. Is friends with Blake Griffin
  2. Nickname is CP3
  3. Mostly does assists
  4. Makes a buzzer beater if he has to
  5. Always gets an unfair match-up
  6. Always is open o has his teammates open

Here are Paul's Top-10 highlights from last season:




Chris is stylish:


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