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List Rules 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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+ - 269 134
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Derrick Rose Point guard

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2
+ - 228 133
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Chris Paul Point guard

3
+ - 240 143
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Rajon Rondo Point guard

4
+ - 186 112
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Steve Nash Point guard

5
+ - 164 99
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Russell Westbrook Point guard

6
+ - 148 94
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Tony Parker Point guard

7
+ - 166 67
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kyrie Irving Point guard

8
+ - 120 110
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Deron Williams Point guard

9
+ - 98 81
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
John Wall Point guard

10
+ - 70 42
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

11
+ - 109 91
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Ricky Rubio Point guard

12
+ - 66 87
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Ty Lawson Point guard

13
+ - 61 72
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Brandon Jennings Point guard

14
+ - 59 40
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jason Kidd Point guard

15
+ - 27 36
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Raymond Felton Point guard

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+ - 45 59
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

17
+ - 54 53
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jeremy Lin Point guard

18
+ - 45 64
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Chauncey Billups Point guard

19
+ - 41 20
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jrue Holiday Point guard, Shooting guard

20
+ - 39 49
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Andre Miller Point guard

21
+ - 36 43
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kyle Lowry Point guard

22
+ - 24 59
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Devin Harris Point guard, Shooting guard

23
+ - 12 31
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
José Juan Barea Point guard

24
+ - 26 11
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Damian Lillard Point guard

25
+ - 55 51
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
James Harden Shooting guard

26
+ - 31 37
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Mario Chalmers Point guard

27
+ - 20 44
D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
D. J. Augustin Point guard

28
+ - 23 27
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jeff Teague Point guard

29
+ - 27 60
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Derek Fisher Point guard

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30
+ - 50 30
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

31
+ - 19 13
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kemba Walker Point guard

32
+ - 18 21
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

33
+ - 11 15
Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jarrett Jack Point guard

34
+ - 9 22
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

35
+ - 10 15
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jameer Nelson Point guard

36
+ - 7 15
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Brandon Knight Point guard

37
+ - 9 23
Louis Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Louis Williams Point guard, Shooting guard

38
+ - 21 42
Ramon Sessions is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Ramon Sessions Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

39
+ - 2 11
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Tyreke Evans Shooting guard, Small forward

40
+ - 4 3
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Brian Scalabrine Power forward

41
+ - 13 12
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

42
+ - 9 9
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

43
+ - 2 8
Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Gilbert Arenas Point guard, Shooting guard

44
+ - 4 10
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

45
+ - 16 15
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Monta Ellis Point guard, Shooting guard

46
+ - 2 1
Jerry Codiñera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jerry Codiñera Power forward, Center

47
+ - 1 1
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Nemanja Nedović Point guard, Shooting guard

48
+ - 1 8
Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Darren Collison Point guard