In addition to establishing himself as the best rapper to play in the NBA, Damian Lillard also proved he is the best point guard in the game. He has been nice on the court, but after his performance in last season playoffs, more people started to recognize him as one of the best.
He doesn’t have handles like Kyrie or a jumper like Curry. He is not a better rebounder than Russell Westbrook or a better passer than Ben Simmons. However, his excellence in all those categories along with being the best leader at his position makes him my top choice.
I don’t think Russell Westbrook going to the Houston Rockets makes them a better team and I don’t think it makes him a better player. Last year, the Rockets had the best regular-season record in the Western Conference, and Westbrook averaged a triple-double with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This year he has declined in points, rebounds, and assists. While the Rockets have six losses in 19 games this season, in comparison to 17 losses out of 82 games last season. It is possible by the end of the season, they will develop a system where he and James Harden can both thrive in. I just don’t see it happening, especially to the point where they can make it and win the championship.
Despite all of that, if I was starting a team from scratch, he would probably be my first or second choice to play the point guard. He has shown at the very least, he is capable of being the best player on the team and leading the squad to the playoffs. He is still able to dominate a game and this will come in handy if Harden is injured, needs rest or is having an off night.