It's weird, Curry and Westbrook have done some amazing stuff this year, I was prepared for really dropping CP3 out of that elite tier, but this span without Blake (blame last night's loss on DJ, they had the game smh), made me re-consider his ranking.. He can still do it, everything. Take over scoring wise and play defense, the playoffs will decide it.
Now, you usually see Curry/Westbrook in top 5 rankings of this season, but I think Paul should be mentioned with them. Hell, I think he can look like the best player of the 3 in the post-season.
Tbh, the Clippers should have the 3rd best record in the West, last night's loss hurt, but even without Blake this team has pushed around other big dogs. They were the 3rd seed last year as well, and they still might get it. I think they're really underrated as far as people see their chances to get out of the West. Offensively they don't miss a beat, and their defensive effort has been solid these last weeks. Crawford having a good post-season could really decide a few close games, IMO. He's just so hot and cold.
I like Paul but he gets overrated year in and year out. Curry and Westbrook have passed him as better players and aren't looking back. Paul is having a decent season with 19 10 on 58 ts% but i think Curry and Westbrook are just having better seasons and are both top 5, i would put Paul 6th for what it's worth.
CP has had great games lately but Brook and Curry are doing this during the whole season. They're all on about the same level and to decide who's the best or who to take on a team depends on what your team needs and who is around them.
I would take WB, Curry then Paul, personally.