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NBA Positional Rankings: Guards

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  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • February 18, 2009, 2:15 PM

1. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets: Groin injury? What groin injury? CP3 looked just fine in his first game back from the All-Star break, going for 21 points, eight assists, and three steals. He's poised to re-claim his spot as fantasy basketball's top guard.

2. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat: D-Wade better step it up! LeBron inched ahead of him in the scoring title race last week.

3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers: No doubt, Kobe's numbers are great. But he hasn't posted the all-around amazing numbers of Paul and Wade.

4. Deron Williams, Utah Jazz: Look out, NBA. Williams has been hampered by injuries all season. But he's finally getting back to 100 percent, and his numbers are showing it. So far in February, Williams has stepped up with 30.0 points and 10.4 assists per game.

5. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics: This may be blasphemy, but Rondo is posting numbers similar to a young Jason Kidd. Over his past 15 games, Rondo is averaging 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 10.4 assists. It's become quite clear that the C's young point guard is not a fluke.

6. Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks: While Rondo has been playing like a young Jason Kidd, Jason Kidd has been playing like a... well, like a Jason Kidd. Over his past 15 games, Kidd is averaging only 9.1 points, but also 6.0 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.5 steals.

7. Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers: So Roy hasn't quite matched that 52-point outburst he had back in December. But since returning from a hamstring injury in January, he's averaging a respectable 22.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.7 assists.

8. Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets: Harris has been a bit up-and-down this season, but he's been better of late. Even with a disappointing effort in Houston on Tuesday night, he's still averaging 20.7 points and 6.6 assists over his past 12 games. Plus, he's going to be on a poster in the March issue of SI Kids!

9. Raymond Felton, Charlotte Bobcats: Felton has stepped up his game big-time. Despite the emergence of rookie point guard D.J. Augustin, Felton is averaging 14.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 2.0 steals over his past 15 games.

10. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns: He was showing signs of life lately, averaging 11.8 points and 11.9 assists over the past month or so. But the nagging injuries are starting to pile up for a aging MVP. He missed the last game before the All-Star break, and played only 25 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Clippers.

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