Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has been crowned the best point guard in the NBA in a poll conducted of anonymous NBA personnel.
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A group of 25 players, coaches and executives were asked for their opinion on who the best point guard in the league was, and although that is a small sample size, it gives fans an indication of the changing opinion on Westbrook in particular.
The Thunder point guard received 732 points with 13 first-place votes, while Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry came in a close second with 727 points and nine first-place votes.
Los Angeles Clippers floor general Chris Paul completed the top three with 652 points and three first-place votes, and so ultimately the general consensus is that Westbrook and Curry are leading the way by some distance.
One NBA executive described Westbrook as “an alien” with his athleticism and antics, while another described Curry as “maybe the best shooter we’ve ever seen”.
While there can be a debate over the order of the top three, there is no denying that at this current time, those three individuals are the best in their position.
An argument could be made for Curry to be number one given that he has been considered a leading MVP candidate since the start of the season, and has led the Warriors to a league-best 58-13 this year which clinched the Pacific division for the franchise for the first time since 1976 on Tuesday night.
However, with Westbrook posting up triple-doubles galore over the past few months, it is no surprise that he makes it to No.1 spot as on current form, as he is arguably unstoppable right now and on the best run of his career so far.