The Top Point Guards of 2012 Basketball Players
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The Top Point Guards of 2012

List Criteria: Players who primarily played the point guard position in the 2011-2012 or 2012-2013 NBA seasons.

The best point guards in professional basketball in 2012. This list - culled from the opinions of Ranker sports fans - contains all current NBA point guards could be considered among the "best in the league." The point guard position is among the most vital on a basketball team, and is widely considered to be the most specialized role. The point guard essentially conducts the team's offense, controlling the ball and feeding it to the players who are best positioned to score at the time. The position is sometimes compared to a quarterback on a football team.

A variety of skills are necessary for a player to excel in the point guard position. Ball handling skills are obviously a huge asset, as is time management, the innate understanding of the game's tempo and how to regulate it to greatest advantage. Speed is also essential - a point guard who can get the ball down court the fastest is going to have more time to get organized and find an open teammate in scoring position.

On defense, point guards defend the perimeter, and is largely tasked with making the task of moving the ball more difficult for the opposing team's point guard.
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  1. 1
    Up 249
    Down 130
    1988 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 127

    the people's #1
    Chris Paul

    1985 More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 230
    Down 138
    1986 More
    97
  4. 4
    Up 180
    Down 104
    1974 More
    92
  5. 5
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    Down 96
    1988 More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 142
    Down 91
    1982 More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 160
    Down 64

    ranked low on reranks
    Kyrie Irving

    1992 More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 116
    Down 106

    most listed
    Deron Williams

    1984 More
    84
  9. 9
    Up 90
    Down 79
    1990 More
    74
  10. 10
    Up 106
    Down 86
    1990 More
    73
  11. 11
    Up 61
    Down 39
    1988 More
    72
  12. 12
    Up 63
    Down 84

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ty Lawson

    1987 More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 60
    Down 68
    1989 More
    66
  14. 14
    Up 56
    Down 39
    1973 More
    59
  15. 15
    Up 37
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Jrue Holiday

    1990 More
    57
  16. 16
    Up 44
    Down 61
    1976 More
    57
  17. 17
    Up 24
    Down 35
    1984 More
    57
  18. 18
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    Down 51
    1988 More
    56
  19. 19
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    Down 59
    1987 More
    55
  20. 20
    Up 37
    Down 48
    1976 More
    55
  21. 21
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    Down 43
    1986 More
    52
  22. 22
    Up 51
    Down 51
    1989 More
    52
  23. 23
    Up 22
    Down 10

    ranked low on reranks
    Damian Lillard

    1990 More
    52
  24. 24
    Up 22
    Down 58

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Devin Harris

    1983 More
    47
  25. 25
    Up 11
    Down 29
    1984 More
    46
  26. 26
    Up 30
    Down 35
    1986 More
    46
  27. 27
    Up 21
    Down 27
    1988 More
    45
  28. 28
    Up 48
    Down 29

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    Kobe Bryant

    1978 More
    45
  29. 29
    Up 19
    Down 43
    1987 More
    45
  30. 30
    Up 26
    Down 59

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Derek Fisher

    1974 More
    43
  31. 31
    Up 6
    Down 13
    1991 More
    40
    added by: GiovanneYaun
  32. 32
    Up 18
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Kemba Walker

    1990 More
    40
  33. 33
    Up 16
    Down 20
    1986 More
    39
  34. 34
    Up 10
    Down 13
    1982 More
    39
  35. 35
    Up 9
    Down 20
    1981 More
    38
  36. 36
    Up 16
    Down 13
    1985 More
    38
    added by: GiovanneYaun
  37. 37
    Up 10
    Down 13
    1983 More
    38
  38. 38
    Up 9
    Down 21
    1986 More
    38
  39. 39
    Up 3
    Down 1
    1978 More
    37
    added by: mrmuffin
  40. 40
    Up 1
    Down 0
    1991 More
    37
    added by: lazar.simovic032
  41. 41
    Up 10
    Down 11
    1982 More
    36
  42. 42
    Up 21
    Down 40
    1986 More
    35
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    1975 More
    35
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