The Players That Changed The NBA Forever

Chris Paul

Team(s): Oklahoma City Thunder/Houston Rockets/Los Angeles Clippers/New Orleans Hornets
Career averages: 18.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 9.5 APG, 2.2 SPG
Individual Accolades: 10x All-Star selection, 8x All-NBA selection, 9x All-Defensive selection, 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year, 4x Assists leader (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015), 6x Steals leader (2008, 2009, 2011-2014)

When ranking point guards based upon their play on both sides of the court, Chris Paul stands out as a true force. Paul is highly efficient on the offensive end. He’s averaged 18.5 PPG and 9.5 APG over the course of his career — including shooting at a 47.0-percent clip from the field. Defensively, he’s been a 7-time All-Defensive First Team selection. While no one questions Paul’s leadership or competitiveness on the floor, his lack of postseason success limits his relative ranking when compared to his peers.

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