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Memphis Grizzlies: Is Mike Conley An Elite Point Guard?

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Lately there has been a lot of talk about point guards and who is elite and who is not. At the beginning of the year, ESPN ranked all the players in the NBA. Of the top 10 five of them were point guards. Furthermore, after watching Mike Conley win a point guard battle against the up-and-coming Eric Bledsoe of the Phoenix Suns, it made me wonder where Conley fits in the PG rankings. Right now in the NBA, Chris Paul is the unanimous best point guard in the league and it’s hard to argue with that logic. Paul is currently averaging 18.9 points, 12 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game and has the Los Angeles Clippers at 12-7 on the year.

Furthermore, many believe that Tony Parker belongs just below or right with Paul as top point guard. Parker is averaging 18 points per game but shoots 53% from the field. Only one other point guard is above 50 percent. Lastly, Parker has won three titles and was a huge reason the Spurs made it to the Finals last year. However, after Paul and Parker it’s up for discussion as to who is next in the PG rankings. Let’s show how Conley should be in the top 5-10 discussion.

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