Friday, November 28, 2008

Here Comes Paul

In the past few years I have been treated to some great basketball from the point guard position. Over this time, I have watched Kidd and Nash dominate defences with their precision passing and ability to control and dictate the pace of a game that suits their needs. Just as Nash took the thunder from Kidd there is a new kid on the block stealing Nash's thunder, enter Chris Paul.

Paul is in his 4th year as a pro and is showing why he was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft. Just take a look at his numbers...future NBA MVP winner?? This year, he's dishing out 12assists and dropping 20.6points a game while grabbing 5.7boards. If he crashed the boards he could be a triple-double threat on a nightly basis. I'm getting a little greedy.

Guys like Andrew Bogut, Marvin Williams, and Deron Williams went in front of him in the draft and the Hornets should feel pretty fortunate that Paul was available in the 4th spot.

Did I mention, Paul just dropped 22pts and dished out 10assists in a victory over the Nuggets on American Thanksgiving? Well he did.

The Hornets have a bright future and should thank the one and only Chris Paul.

PS. What is Nene doing with his left hand on Paul's shoulder? Guess defences are trying something new since Paul is cutting through them with ease.

Photo Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.

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