Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith
Had this list been done two years ago I would totally agree with you milk, but now? Uh-uh ... I'd take Deron any day over Captain Canada. Deron and Paul are easily the best in the game for their respective position. Not even close. Unfortunately Steve is on the decline now.
Maybe you're thinking overal value, when indeed, since nash has at most a couple of years left, williams is a better investment.
Other than that, Williams is still living off that great post season of two years ago, because really, what has he really accomplished since?. THis post season he only had one good game, the 7th against Houston, and even that wasn't all that great, but he made all those 3 pointers. Sure, he has nice stats during the regular season and he's better on defense, but Nash is the soul of that Phoenix team. Nash is what makes them a title contender (until Kerr decided to screw it royally ...), without him they won't get to .500. You can put Nash in any team in this league, and he will get that team to the playoffs. Heck, he even brought Canada close to an olympic medal ...
And come one, the only thing Deron and Chris Paul have in common is their draft year, Paul is in a different class by himself, probably better than Nash was in his MVP seasons. What he did the last post season was unbelievable, he was by far the best player in the playoffs.