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WARRIORS@GR
03-04-2013, 03:57 PM
I would put Rondo and Rubio at first,then maybe Paul?

ztilzer31
03-04-2013, 04:10 PM
Most efficient Passer- Paul
Best Passer- Ricky Rubio
Passes too much- Rondo

AWC713
03-04-2013, 04:11 PM
very close between Rubio, Rondo, and I'll still put nash up there...

obviously rondo and rubio can be extremely flashy, but nash is still an excellent passer

kdspurman
03-04-2013, 04:14 PM
I'd say Rubio.

97NYer
03-04-2013, 04:20 PM
Rubio

Alayla
03-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Most efficient Passer- Paul
Best Passer- Nash
Passes too much- Rondo

Fixed

alexander_37
03-04-2013, 07:47 PM
Paul.

Lakers + Giants
03-04-2013, 07:50 PM
Rubio and Rondo. Neck and neck.

ThaDubs
03-04-2013, 07:50 PM
Chris Paul is the best passer, Rubio is the best flashy passer and a great passer in terms of efficiency, and Rondo is a great passer but is selfishly unselfish. Then there are a lot of great passers like Vasquez, Irving, Curry, Wall, etc. but I'd say CP3 is the best. If you're talking big men then it's Marc Gasol, David Lee, Josh Smith, Borris Diaw, and Joakim Noah.

Minimal
03-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Paul and Calderon

TheSource
03-04-2013, 08:03 PM
I think Rondo passes so much it hurts his team.

Hawkeye15
03-04-2013, 08:07 PM
Rubio. He makes passes that most elite passing PG's wouldn't even attempt. Best natural passer I might have ever seen, and I am not being homer at all. I have no freakin clue how he sees the plays he sees. Now if he could just make a layup...

Sactown
03-04-2013, 08:11 PM
DeMarcus "Magic" Cousins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqrlCEjJs7Y

Minimal
03-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Rubio. He makes passes that most elite passing PG's wouldn't even attempt. Best natural passer I might have ever seen, and I am not being homer at all. I have no freakin clue how he sees the plays he sees. Now if he could just make a layup...
I would have to disagree, its like saying Kobe is a better shooter than LeBron just because he takes much harder shots than LeBron.
What makes a good passer? A guy should know when to pass and when not to, they should try to do as much as they can, to not harm the team. Paul and Calderon excel at that. I'm not convinced by Rubio averaging 9 assists, but 4 turnovers per game.

SugeKnight
03-04-2013, 08:16 PM
Chris Paul

Hawkeye15
03-04-2013, 08:17 PM
I would have to disagree, its like saying Kobe is a better shooter than LeBron just because he takes much harder shots than LeBron.
What makes a good passer? A guy should know when to pass and when not to, they should try to do as much as they can, to not harm the team. Paul and Calderon excel at that.

How is Rubio harming his team? Making great passes only hurts if they are doing it to pad their stats, which anyone who watches Rubio knows he cares nothing about. The kid makes passes that nobody has the ability but him to even see. That is why I am calling him the best passer. His normal passes are textbook, he has perfect timing, and also has soft touch on his alley-oops. Absolutely no weakness in his passing game. Imagine if he actually had some players that could hit 3 pointers on the weak side so team didn't load up on his attacks.

b@llhog24
03-04-2013, 08:18 PM
DeMarcus "Magic" Cousins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqrlCEjJs7Y

"Cousins is playing like a mix of Shaq and Tmac"

#CEDsystem

WARRIORS@GR
03-04-2013, 08:26 PM
I agree with hawkeye,teammates also have a lot to do,if you are talking about efficient passing.
Put Rubio along with Pek,Love,Kirilenko in a full healthy year.
Rubio right now has an injured and inefficient team around him.

DDynO
03-04-2013, 08:33 PM
Cp3

AIRMAR72
03-04-2013, 08:36 PM
Rondo

Hawkeye15
03-04-2013, 08:44 PM
I agree with hawkeye,teammates also have a lot to do,if you are talking about efficient passing.
Put Rubio along with Pek,Love,Kirilenko in a full healthy year.
Rubio right now has an injured and inefficient team around him.

add Budinger and Williams to that. Bud would be getting so many easy corner bombs, and Williams is already benefiting. Look, none of us have a way to prove this, except with our eyes. But Rubio makes 1-2 passes a game that I just shake my head at, smiling. I grew up watching Magic, Stockton, Kidd, and now Nash/Paul/Rondo. I seriously think he has a gift above all of them, and that is saying something.

sp1derm00
03-04-2013, 08:59 PM
CP3.

He doesn't turn the ball over much because he doesn't make a lot of risky passes, but he still gets great assist numbers. I would take that over a higher turnover, higher assist PG anyday. Turnovers hurt a lot.

mrblisterdundee
03-04-2013, 09:11 PM
1. Rajon Rondo
2. Chris Paul
3. Steve Nash (doesn't matter that he's a bum this season)
4. Ricky Rubio
5. Jose Calderon

Sactown
03-05-2013, 02:45 AM
"Cousins is playing like a mix of Shaq and Tmac"

#CEDsystem

That's right, get on the bandwagon, Magic Cousins 4 MVP

LoveMeOrHateMe
03-05-2013, 02:54 AM
Paul
Rubio
Nash
Rondo

010957
03-05-2013, 03:08 AM
hb andre miller? He's obviously not a top ten PG in this league, but his passing is his bread and butter.

top 10 assist leaders of all time.

???

garyraymond23
03-05-2013, 02:59 PM
Ricky Rubio

papipapsmanny
03-05-2013, 03:41 PM
This is what I don't get. I'll admit I am a Wizards fan, but how does Wall get no love here and Rubio gets so much?

This year Per 36 minutes Wall and Rubio virtually have the same amount of assists (8.9 and 9 Per 36)

Wall also has a higher ast% than Rubio. Just had to throw that out there

Swashcuff
03-05-2013, 04:10 PM
This is what I don't get. I'll admit I am a Wizards fan, but how does Wall get no love here and Rubio gets so much?

This year Per 36 minutes Wall and Rubio virtually have the same amount of assists (8.9 and 9 Per 36)

Wall also has a higher ast% than Rubio. Just had to throw that out there

Rubio is plain and simple a better passer than Wall without any question whatsoever? :shrug: He's also a better passer than Jrue who averages more assists than Wall and Rubio.

I understand where you're coming from but being the best passer goes beyond stats IMO. A great deal of watching the game would have to be taken into consideration.

papipapsmanny
03-05-2013, 04:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6uxMCl67Vw

Just saying (I know its only one video but he does stuff like this more than most people probably know) he is a very good passer, with great vision with his speed.

sp1derm00
03-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Lettuce compare:

Looking at passing stats

CP3
http://www.82games.com/1213/12LAC1.HTM
6.9 Assists per bad pass.
13.8 ap48min.

Rondo:
http://www.82games.com/1112/11BOS1.HTM
4.6 assists per bad pass
15.2ap48min.

Rubio:
http://www.82games.com/1112/11MIN2.HTM
3.6 asissts per bad pass
11.5 ap48min.

CP3 is by FAR the best passer in the league.

king4day
03-05-2013, 05:44 PM
Kendallllllll Marshallllllllllllll. You just don't know it yet.....in fact Suns fans don't know it yet..... He probably doesn't even know it yet.

ManRam
03-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Rubio and Rondo might be the two best, but a lot of that is because they are so adverse to scoring.

I'd take Paul over them, even in terms of passing, any day.

SOS
03-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Cp3

Hawkeye15
03-05-2013, 09:03 PM
Rubio and Rondo might be the two best, but a lot of that is because they are so adverse to scoring.

I'd take Paul over them, even in terms of passing, any day.

Look at it this way however. Rondo, I don't care about, I think he goes out of his way to pad his assists, but Rubio is not being looked at as a scorer, yet still manages to create such easy looks for others. Imagine if he had the respect Paul has as a scorer, and teams actually cared about his attacking. He would lead the league in assists forever.

ATX
03-05-2013, 09:12 PM
I watched Rubio for the first time this season last night, and man I gotta say I was impressed. He is a brilliant passer. I would think that his lower assist to turnover ratio is due in part to his teammates not expecting the pass sometimes. They'll develop chemistry and that ratio will increase.

Hellcrooner
03-06-2013, 12:13 PM
id say teh best two are Nash and calderon in that order.
they are the ones that are Pass first more than any other and the ones wiht most efficient passes ( just check asists to To ratio) if they could defend they would probably be the best two Pg in the league.

Rondo and rubio are Flashy/creative but not as efficient.


In terms of All around ability i would say paul.

Swashcuff
03-06-2013, 12:40 PM
id say teh best two are Nash and calderon in that order.
they are the ones that are Pass first more than any other and the ones wiht most efficient passes ( just check asists to To ratio) if they could defend they would probably be the best two Pg in the league.

Rondo and rubio are Flashy/creative but not as efficient.


In terms of All around ability i would say paul.

Ast/To ratio is in no way shape or form accurate in telling if one PG is a better passer than another. There are many different types of TOVs not caused by inaccurate passes.

Paul has consistently lead the league in damn in Ast/Bad Pass ratio over the course of his career. Nash has consistently been among the league leaders in passing TOVs over the years and this season Calderon had almost as much as Toronto alone as CP3 has had with LAC all season long and Nash has 4 less passing TOs than CP3 despite the fact that he's played in 13 less games.

In terms of any statistical angle you may want to take Chris Paul is hands down without question the best passer in the league oh and as for Nash and Calderon being the ones who pass the most you must be forgetting Rajon Rondo.