All-Time Team Starting Point Guard: Chris Paul
The starting point guard spot for the Clippers’ All-Time Team is a no-brainer. Chris Paul is the Clippers all-time leader in total assists with 4023 (525 more than the second player) and the leader in both assists and steals per game at 9.8 assists and 2.2 steals. CP3 also leads LA franchise history in many advanced stats such as PER (Players Efficiency Rating), Offensive Rating, Win Shares, and VORP (Value Over Replacement Player). When Paul came to the Clippers back in 2011, he turned the team into a yearly playoff contender and helped bring the Clippers back into the spotlight.
Paul was named to the All-NBA First Team in his first season with the Clippers, becoming the first LA player named to the team since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s. The guard was named to an All-NBA Team in almost every one of his six seasons with the Clippers, only missing out in the 2016-2017 when he missed 21 games due to injury/rest. Paul was also named to an NBA All-Defensive Team in all six of his seasons with LA, being named to the Second Team in his first season and the First Team in every other season.
As a Clipper, Chris Paul averaged 18.8 points, 9.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals while shooting 48 percent from the floor and 38 percent from three. While his time with the Clippers has recently come to an end, Chris Paul’s six outstanding seasons in LA have solidified him as the best point guard to don the Clippers’ uniform and earned him the starting point guard spot on the team’s All-Time Roster.
Here are some of Paul’s best assists as a Clipper: