The Top Point Guards of 2012 Basketball Players

The Top Point Guards of 2012

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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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    Point guard

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    Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    the people's #1
    Chris Paul Point guard

  3. 3
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    - 142
    Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Rajon Rondo Point guard

  4. 4
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    - 110


    Point guard

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    - 99
    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Russell Westbrook Point guard

  6. 6
    + 147
    - 92
    Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Tony Parker Point guard

  7. 7
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    - 66
    Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    ranked low on reranks
    Kyrie Irving Point guard

  8. 8
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    Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    most listed
    Deron Williams Point guard

  9. 9
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    - 80
    John Wall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    John Wall Point guard

  10. 10
    + 67
    - 41
    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

  11. 11
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    - 88
    Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Ricky Rubio Point guard

  12. 12
    + 65
    - 85
    Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Ty Lawson Point guard

  13. 13
    + 60
    - 71
    Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Brandon Jennings Point guard

  14. 14
    + 58
    - 39
    Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    ranked low on reranks
    Jason Kidd Point guard

  15. 15
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    - 35


    Point guard

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    - 62
    Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Chauncey Billups Point guard

  17. 17
    + 40
    - 19
    Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    ranked low on reranks
    Jrue Holiday Point guard, Shooting guard

  18. 18
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    - 52
    Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Jeremy Lin Point guard

  19. 19
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    - 59
    Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

  20. 20
    + 38
    - 48
    Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Andre Miller Point guard

  21. 21
    + 34
    - 43
    Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Kyle Lowry Point guard

  22. 22
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    - 29


    Point guard

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    - 58

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    + 24
    - 10
    Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    ranked low on reranks
    Damian Lillard Point guard

  25. 25
    + 31
    - 35
    Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Mario Chalmers Point guard

  26. 26
    + 20
    - 43
    D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    D. J. Augustin Point guard

  27. 27
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    - 51
    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    James Harden Shooting guard

  28. 28
    + 22
    - 27
    Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Jeff Teague Point guard

  29. 29
    + 26
    - 59
    Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Derek Fisher Point guard

  30. 30
    + 49
    - 29
    Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    ranked low on reranks
    Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

  31. 31
    + 18
    - 12
    Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Kemba Walker Point guard

  32. 32
    + 11
    - 13
    Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Jarrett Jack Point guard

  33. 33
    + 17
    - 20
    Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

  34. 34
    + 10
    - 13
    Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Jameer Nelson Point guard

  35. 35
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    - 20


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    Point guard

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    + 9
    - 21
    Louis Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Louis Williams Point guard, Shooting guard

  38. 38
    + 21
    - 40


    Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

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    - 10


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    - 2
    Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    added by mrmuffin
    Brian Scalabrine Power forward

  41. 41
    + 12
    - 11
    Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

  42. 42
    + 8
    - 8
    Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

  43. 43
    + 2
    - 7
    Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Gilbert Arenas Point guard, Shooting guard

  44. 44
    + 4
    - 9
    Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012


    Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

  45. 45
    + 16
    - 13

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    - 6


    Point guard

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    Jerry Codiñera Power forward, Center

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    Nemanja Nedović is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

    added by lazar.simovic032
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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