Los Angeles Clippers: Top five point guards in franchise history

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1. Chris Paul

Was this really a surprise? The most recent point guard to guide the offense, Chris Paul, easily will go down as the best point guard to ever play for the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul was able to finally give the Clippers relevance as the team made the playoffs every single season during his tenure from 2011 up until this last season.

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For awhile, the Clippers were the favorites in the Western Conference. With the trio of Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan – otherwise known as Lob City – there were big expectations for less popular LA team. However, the team failed to make it out of the second round a single time, but it does not take away from the talent that is Chris Paul.

Paul is one of the most talented point guards of this era and may be the best natural point guard of the last decade. As a Clipper, CP3 averaged 18.8 points, 9.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

Paul was an all-star every season for the Clippers as well as making six total All-NBA teams, seven All-Defensive teams and led the league in assists twice.

When it comes to the history books, Paul absolutely dominates every other point guard to play. Paul’s 4023 assists as a Clipper beats out the next best point guard by almost 1200. He has 3500 more points than any other point guard to play and has the second most steals in franchise history.

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It is too bad that Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets. Were he to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers, he easily would have made his case for the best player in franchise history. For some, he may hold that position now, but Blake Griffin is coming to take it.