Team(s): New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Rookie of the Year (2005)
Since entering the NBA in 2005, Chris Paul was a force to be reckoned with. Stats aside, the 6 foot point guard is always the main focus for opposing defenses as he has been running offenses with a veteran’s eye since the start. Paul’s court vision, basketball I.Q., ball handling, as well as scoring ability give him the edge against the vast majority of the defenders in front of him. On the statistical front, his player efficiency rating ranks third in both assists and steals. Still very much in his prime, Chris Paul is sure to climb higher on this list as he continues to chase the Larry O’Brien Trophy.