Chris "CP3" Paul of the New Orleans Hornets and Deron "DWill" Williams of the New Jersey Nets are arguably two of the best players to play in the NBA, but how do they fair when compared to each other?
Clearly the 6-foot Paul is the better point guard, but for everyone who disagrees the statistics will do the talking for me.
Both Paul and Williams were selected in the first-round of the 2005 NBA draft, but Williams was selected one-slot ahead of the better point guard Paul. DWill was selected third overall by the Utah Jazz and CP3 was selected right after him by the Hornets.
Both superstars have had successful careers in their five seasons in the NBA. However, Paul averages 18.7ppg and 9.9apg in his career, while Williams only averages 17.2ppg and 9.2apg. Paul also outshines Williams on the defensive end by averaging 2.7spg compared to Williams's 1.1spg.
The former Jazz guard has been to the playoffs four consecutive years from 2006-2010, but will miss this year's playoffs due to being traded to a dismal Nets team in the middle of the season. In his playoff career, Williams has averaged 21.0ppg and 9.6apg and shot 46 percent from the field.
On the other hand, Paul will be in his third consecutive and overall playoff appearance this year as the Hornet will face the defending champs in the Los Angeles Lakers in the first-round.
In his playoff career, Paul has averaged 21.9ppg and 11.0apg, while shooting 48 percent from the field. He is the only player in the NBA to average a double-double in his playoff career.
Neither guard has won a championship, and Williams has led his former team to at least the conference finals, but CP3 is clearly the best individual point guard among the two, as well as, the entire NBA.