From: Nashville, TN
He's also led the league in steals 3 times. Is consistently in the top 5 (or higher) in rebounds among PG's, among the leaders in FG% among PG's, is among the leading scoring PG's in the league every year, and yet has still finished in the top 3 among PG's in A/TO ratio every year of his career but one, again, his 20-year-old rookie season, where he finished 6th. And it all goes beyond stats as well. I mean, look at what he's done for New Orleans. Their overall talent is not all that great. Yet they're in the playoffs, again. Look at what they've done in the Paul era.
The year before they got him they were tied for 2nd worst record in the league with 18 wins.
He comes in, with an otherwise horrible roster, and they win 38 wins. Again, as a 20-year old PG.
Next season, same thing; they pick up a win, with a horrible roster, but still finish a couple shy of the playoffs.
07-08 is a ridiculous year, as the only substantial difference they have is Chandler (who they also had in 06-07) and they win 56 games and have the 2nd best record in the West, by 1 game. Again, with not exactly a good cast around Paul.
08-09 Chandler only plays half a season due to injuries, but Paul still gets them 49 wins.
09-10 Paul plays half a season and they fall to 37 wins, and 13 games out of the playoffs.
10-11 Paul's back, their overall cast still isn't that great, and they get back up to 46 wins and a playoff spot.
He's easily one of the most impactful overall players in the game.
There's just no real weaknesses in his game. I feel he's the most underrated player in the entire game. He's a top 5-6 player in this league, at least, IMO.
< Message edited by djskillz -- 4/15/2011 10:58:32 AM >
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."