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Peter Emerick: “Rajon Rondo recently said that he’s the NBA’s top point guard. What are your thoughts on that, and where do you think you rank among all the point guards in the NBA?”
Mario Chalmers: “He’s not the best, but he’s in the top five. There are a lot of great point guards in the league, Deron Williams, Chris Pauland Steve Nash. There are a lot of great guards in the NBA so for him to say he’s the best is a pretty bold statement. I’d say that I [Mario Chalmers] am in the front end of the top 10.”
The “front end” of the top 10?
Let’s just start naming point guards and see where Mario Chalmers fits.
… oh? Keep going?
No, I’ll stop. I’ll just mention that John Hollinger, whose rankings are up for some debate, has Chalmers at 48th with a PER of 12.98 last year. He was 40th in the NBA in assists, with 3.5… out-assisted by guys like Boris Diaw and Joe Johnson.
Chalmers can hit a few threes for you. That’s nice. He’s not a turnstile. And that’s it. He’s a borderline starting PG, much less anyone whose name you’d drop in the conversation of guys you’d really want on your team.
Maybe he meant in the top 10 of back up point guards?
Now please enjoy a gallery of Mario Chalmers getting burned by Rajon Rondo.