Chris Paul: The Smartest Player in the NBA

Posted: 6th December 2009 by Joe Gerrity in NBA
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When one thinks of a basketball genius, Chris Paul's name has to come to mind. Standing at only six feet tall, he takes advantage of rules that taller players don't even think to do. What makes him so smart?   The Two and One When there are 50 seconds or less left in any quarter, Paul takes full advantage. If possible, he manages the game so that the Hornets get a shot off with 30 seconds left on the clock. This allows his team to almost always get two shots off, while the other team is stuck shooting just one. It might not seem like a ton, but that little move gives the Hornets one additional shot, worth a bonus of approximately of 1.2 points each time he does it.   The Cut in Front While dribbling down court, he does something that I've rarely seen in my 20 ...

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