An attempt to rank the top NBA point guards is like trying to rank the best Western Conference teams. This is an exercise not to be taken lightly. Why? Well, there are so many valuable contenders in the mix that it is almost difficult to avoid ignoring a player. But that dilemma is an advantage for the NBA since there is such incredible talent on all teams. Derrick Rose, past MVP did not make this particular list. Of course, you know how many injuries he has suffered in past seasons. Rajon Rondo didn’t make the list either as well as Brandon Knight, Ty Lawson and Eric Bledsoe. This is not to say these players aren't great, but mention needed to be made of players who are doing quite well right now.
In the NBA, you have to be a GREAT point guard to survive these days. Six of the teams last season that finished with the best records had a top point guard or the talent of LeBron James. The Indiana Pacers did not make the grade and the Houston Rockets fell short early. A basketball point guard can be compared to a NFL quarterback. He has to be a leader and the NBA currently has many who are gifted. It may be debatable who should make the list and of course, hands down, everyone would agree that Lebron James is the best player in the NBA right now. Of course, fans of Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant may disagree. Depending on the person you ask, the top point guard in the NBA at present can be picked from among the skill of four or five guys. Below is a list of 10 current NBA point guards that have shown their ability and leadership on the basketball court. You now have the opportunity to decide what you think after these 10 that are presented to you here.
10 Jeff Teague - Atlanta Hawks
When Jeff Teague has a good night on the court, he can be very lethal. Ask the Indiana Pacers and they will tell you. In some instances during the first round last year, it appeared as if Teague was thinking of leading his team, the Atlanta Hawks past the Indiana Pacers. Of course, he didn’t. Instead, he showed everyone else his explosive talent that he had been showing the fans in Atlanta for three years. His season ended with an average of 6.7 assists and 16.5 points each game.
9 Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs
8 Kyrie Irving - Cleveland Cavaliers
7 Mike Conley - Memphis Grizzlies
6 Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers
In 2012-13, Damian Lillard earned Rookie of the Year while he played for the Portland Trail Blazers. Since then, he has had an even better sophomore year and has followed that up nicely. His total assists have seen a decline, but he has done well in his scoring abilities, shooting much well from 3 point range. He also did not turn the ball over as much.
5 John Wall - Washington Wizards
During the 2013-14 NBA season, John Wall of the Washington Wizards showed us that he was doing better in his game. He got better at shooting three pointers. In assists, he was tied for second place in the NBA league. He earned eighth place in steals each game and landed in fifth place among other point guards in points each game.
4 Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors
3 Chris Paul - Los Angeles Clippers
2 Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City Thunder
1 Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry was instrumental in changing the course of Golden State Warriors' form. He helped to give them the best record – 36-7. He is the NBA league’s leader in steals. He takes no.5 position for assists made. He usually has a fantastic shooting season – he has a chance at 50/40/90, which would go down in NBA history. It looks like he will be one of the favorites along with James Harden to seize the MVP award for the 2014-15 season.
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