Three Point Guards who are better than Kyrie Irving

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A lot of people seem to think Kyrie Irving is the best point guard in the NBA but I just don’t agree with that statement.

Sure, Irving is an amazing player and plays extremely well when he avoids injury but in my opinion, there're three point guards currently better than him. There are more point guards that are borderline up there with Kyrie like Chris Paul and Damian Lillard but below is the list of point guards who I think better than Kyrie Irving.

The following list is in no particular order.

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Steph Curry

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Now this choice here may not be one that everybody agrees with but personally, I think Steph Curry is a better point guard than Irving. Sure they both have some of the best handles in the NBA today but I still think Curry has that overall edge. Curry’s shooting is better than Irving for sure but then again when it comes to driving to the basket Irving may take that part of the game over Steph.

Curry though in my opinion, still overtakes Irving overall. Curry has been excellent for the Warriors so far and the Golden State Warriors seem to really be gelling now with a record of 12W-2L, leaving them 2nd in the Western Conference. Curry is one of the main reasons behind this and he is now beginning to pair up well with Durant, as well as Thompson and Green.

So far this season Curry is averaging 26.1 ppg and 6 apg. His percentage from the three-point line is just under 41% which is very impressive. Curry also currently has a 48% field goal percentage.

It may have taken Steph Curry awhile to get back into the swing of things in the NBA but we are now seeing the two-time MVP get back to his old ways, with him already breaking the three-point record this season. These are just some of the reasons why I rate Curry as a better point guard than Kyrie Irving.

Russell Westbrook

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Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Westbrook is an amazing player who can offer you lots of different things. The man can rebound for you, his passing skills are great and he can usually always find the bucket when it comes to shooting the ball, Westbrook can either shoot from deep where he records just under 35% from the three-point line so far this season or he can take it to the basket and bring the house down with a monster slam dunk! Westbrook can lead his team when they need him most and this is something we’ve always seen him do, even when Durant was still with the Thunder he would lead the team if Durant was out injured for long stints of time like he used to be.

So far the Thunder have an 8W-7L record thanks to Westbrook and they lie 6th in the West. Westbrook is averaging 31.8 ppg, 10.6 apg, and 9.6 rpg, nearly an average of a triple-double a game.

Russ is second in the League in assists per game and he leads the NBA in points per game. Westbrook is an MVP candidate this year for sure and will continue to fight for that award right until the end of the NBA season as he continues to lead the Thunder.

At the present time, I would say that Westbrook is probably the best point guard in the league with James Harden right on his tail.

James Harden

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Harden is an exceptionally good playmaker who can shoot the ball very well and also specializes in drawing fouls and getting to the line for some easy points. Harden only recently moved to the point guard position when he announced in the Summer that he would be moving from shooting guard to the point guard role.

Ever since making that choice Harden has been playing some excellent basketball and is at the minute, leading the NBA in this year's MVP vote.

Harden has shown us he is a man on a mission this year and will hope to push the Houston Rockets to the playoffs.

At this stage in the season, Houston have a 9W-5L record which gives them a solid 5th position in the West. Harden has averaged 28.6 ppg, 12.4 apg and 7.8 rpg. Harden’s assist numbers have been great this season and he currently leads the League in assists per game. 

Hopefully, Harden will have another superstar join him in the future so there will be someone else on the team to share the load with him but at the minute Harden is definitely including his name in the ‘top point guard in the NBA’ conversations around the world.

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