Parker ranked 7th best point guard in the NBA today

The Orlando Sentinel are currently ranking the NBA’s top 10 players at each position.

Parker was ranked 7th best point guard by the Orlando Sentinel

According to the website, these are not fantasy basketball rankings and don’t measure players’ potential or their career achievements. Instead, the ranking is meant to capture where players rank at this time of their careers.

Tony Parker

Point guard ranking: 7th

Current team: San Antonio Spurs

2010-11 regular-season stats: 78 games played, 32.4 mpg, .519 fg%, .357 3p%, .769 ft%, 17.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 6.6 apg

2011 postseason stats: Six games played, 36.8 mpg, .462 fg%, .125 3p%, .756 ft%, 19.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.2 apg

Contract status: Signed with the Spurs through 2014-15.

Strengths: Parker remains one of the quickest players in the league, and he’s one of the top scoring point guards in the game.

He maneuvers into the paint with regularity.

Last season, his 6.6 assists per game was the second-highest assist average of his career. He’s a good defender, and he also has proven himself repeatedly in the postseason.

Weaknesses: Parker shoots poorly from 3-point range; last year actually was one of his better seasons from long distance. And he’s also a sub par free-throw shooter, which is a shame considering that he can draw fouls.

He’s had some durability issues in recent years; his 78 regular-season games played last year was his highest total since 2005-06.

The future: Parker didn’t endear himself to the organization when French journalists reported that Parker said the Spurs’ days of contending for a title were behind them, but Parker said his statements were misrepresented. Parker could play for a French team if the lockout continues.

Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook and Steve Nash were ranked ahead of Parker, while Chauncey Billups is at number 8.

Agree or disagree with this ranking? Voice out your opinions at the comment section.


7 thoughts on “Parker ranked 7th best point guard in the NBA today

  1. Not a bad list Rose and Paul deserves to be on top of the best PG’s in the NBA. Parker seems be to placed right at #7 although I think he could be in the top 5. I wonder if Williams or Kidd is ranked ahead of Tony.

    In my heart, Parker is the best point guard period.

  2. If career achievements was included in the criteria, Tony Parker can easily make the top 3 or even be rank the best PG in the entire NBA. Go Spurs Go!

  3. Can’t go against that list at all ! It’s pretty impressive and it shows that there now seems to be a great abundance of players at the position .

    tophatal ….

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