Nov 20, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) looks to pass during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The first selection for this season’s All Star Game is at point guard for the Western Conference. My pick is Chris Paul. After a slow start for Los Angeles, Paul has his Clippers in the number four spot out west in a wide open conference. Other than Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, no other point guard out West is producing and leading his team like Paul is (Damian Lillard, your time is coming). Paul is averaging 19.0 points per game while completely annihilating the competition in the assist category (Get well, Rondo) with 12.2 assists per game, with the next closest players being Stephen Curry and John Wall averaging 8.8 assists per game. The Clippers, along with the new system brought along by new head coach Doc Rivers, are poised to make a deep playoff run with Paul at the helm. He’s the best candidate for Western Conference starting point guard.