With almost 20 percent of the NBA season completed, it’s safe to have an opinion on players’ production at this point of the season.
There are players that have been MVP candidates off the bat and others who are pleasantly surprising everyone. Here’s the Top 5 NBA Power Rankings at every position.
1) Chris Paul (19.3 PPG 12.5 APG 45 FG% 91 FT%) – Really not much of a surprise here. CP3 is playing the best basketball of his career and can record a double-double in his sleep. He is a pass first player who still averages nearly 20 points a game. He’s a viable MVP candidate and is the leader of the Clippers.
2) Kyrie Irving (21.5 PPG 6.5 APG 41 FG% 80 FT%) – Irving continues to impress this early in his career. He is a score first point guard who is doing the best to set up his teammates. He is fun to watch and will only get better once his teammates start to step it up.
3) John Wall (18.6 PPG 8.9 APG 41 FG% 85 FT%) – Wall is showing that when he is healthy, he is one of the most explosive players in the league. His three pointer is improving while his court vision is as good as it gets. Wall is coming into his own.
4) Damian Lillard (19.9 PPG 6.1 APG 39 FG% 88 FT%) – The Trail Blazers are playing excellent ball and it all begins with their stud young point guard. He’s sort of a Kyrie Irving 2.0 where he is a pure scorer who knows how to command an offense. Great start so far for Lillard.
5) Ty Lawson (20.8 PPG 8.5 APG 39 FG% 75 FT%) – It’s hard to deny a guy ranked second in scoring and sixth in assists a good ranking. The Nuggets are struggling to gets wins, but Lawson is doing everything he can do on his part
Honorable Mentions: Ricky Rubio, Michael Carter-Williams