Before the season started, Carlos Boozer told me that Deron Williams was the best point guard in the league. The opinion was understandable, considering those two spent five years together in Utah.
Boozer then went on to predict that we’d soon be calling his new quarterback the best around. No offense to D-Will, but Boozer believed that he was still teaming up with the best despite moving to Chicago.
“By the end of the year you’ll be writing Derrick Rose is the best point guard in the league,” Boozer said boldly.
Maybe Boozer can give us his Super Bowl prediction while he’s at it.
“People keep talking about the elite teams, but they keep forgetting the Chicago Bulls,” Barkley said. “I love Deron Williams, he’s been the best point guard in the NBA, but you have to move him down to No. 2. Derrick Rose is the new best point guard in the NBA.”
Chicago’s 22-year-old playmaker and scorer extraordinaire is third in the latest NBA.com Race to the MVP standings and Rose is easily the highest point guard on Steve Aschburner‘s list.
“You look at what Derrick’s been doing,” Chicago center Joakim Noah told Bulls.com. “He’s a legit MVP candidate. There’s no question about that. He’s really stepped his game up. You see the progress he’s made since his rookie year. Just very proud of the way he’s playing. I’m very proud to be his teammate.
“You see him at the end of the game guarding Dwyane Wade. Just the progress he’s made, not just on the offensive end, but defensively. I give him a lot of credit and I think we have a great team.”
But the point guard debate shouldn’t just be limited to Boozer teammates. There was a time when the best-in-the-league title belonged to Chris Paul. Have you seen Russell Westbrook? Rajon Rondo anyone? What about former two-time MVP Steve Nash?
Let us know who you think the NBA’s best point guard is…