NBA The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA  

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List Rules Only players currently competing in the NBA.

Who are the best point guards currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the greatest point guards playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Having an awesome point guard gives any NBA team a huge advantage. It's a deep position, one often filled by a true leader. Vote for the current point guards that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of point guards in any order you want.

Outstanding point guards who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, and Kyrie Irving come to mind immediately). You also can't forget about the 2018-2019 rookie PGs, like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Collin Sexton, Trae Young, and De'Anthony Melton.

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are lightning fast players who manage to effectively defend the perimeter. These point guards are expert ball handlers who are able to think very quickly and react so fast that the opponent is left completely off kilter.

For more great NBA voting fun, check out these lists of the greatest shooting guards and offensive players in NBA history, along with the most clutch NBA players today.

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4,540 2,845
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Golden State Warriors Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more

2
4,504 2,452
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more

3
4,628 2,203
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Boston Celtics Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in West ...more

4
3,314 1,486
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more

5
3,339 2,077
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Houston Rockets Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more

6
2,840 1,735
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Washington Wizards Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more

7
2,192 1,330
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte ...more

8
1,864 1,903
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more

9
1,814 853
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Philadelphia 76ers Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with ...more

10
1,174 1,557
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Memphis Grizzlies Michael Alex "Mike" Conley, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, Conley has ...more

11
1,595 2,007
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Minnesota Timberwolves Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college ...more

12
1,343 1,057
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
New Orleans Pelicans Jrue Randall Holiday is an American professional basketball player who currently for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one season ...more

13
1,660 2,255
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Denver Nuggets Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard played three years ...more

14
1,014 1,196
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Miami Heat Goran Dragić is a Slovenian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He plays at both the point guard and shooting guard ...more

15
1,164 1,668
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Los Angeles Lakers Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is a four-time All-Star, one-time ...more

16
1,028 1,093
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Milwaukee Bucks Eric Bledsoe is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th ...more

17
1,025 1,188
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Utah Jazz Ricard "Ricky" Rubio i Vives is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Rubio became the ...more

18
772 1,641
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Charlotte Hornets William Anthony "Tony" Parker, Jr. is a French professional basketball player who plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. The son of a professional ...more

19
766 1,267
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Minnesota Timberwolves Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college ...more

20
881 289
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Sacramento Kings De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college ...more

21
937 673
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder Dennis Schröder (born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played for ...more

22
609 1,071
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Detroit Pistons Reginald Shon "Reggie" Jackson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played three seasons ...more

23
950 426
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Brooklyn Nets De'Anthony Melton (born May 28, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Houston Rockets in ...more

24
686 235
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Boston Celtics Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The point guard played college ...more

25
689 375
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Dallas Mavericks Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more

26
725 459
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Los Angeles Clippers Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high ...more

27
856 648
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

28
665 597
Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
surag added Boston Celtics Marcus Osmond Smart is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Oklahoma ...more

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1,243 149
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
DanielCherney added Utah Jazz Donovan Corey Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville ...more

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490 832
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Atlanta Hawks Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He unexpectedly led a winning ...more

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403 882
George Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers George Jesse Hill, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. While playing for Indiana ...more

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508 577
Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Los Angeles Clippers Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

33
475 701
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Minnesota Timberwolves Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Crawford played his high school ...more

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516 117
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Portland Trail Blazers Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more

35
366 262
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Milwaukee Bucks Malcolm Moses Brogdon is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers under ...more

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273 468
Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Indiana Pacers Darren Michael Collison (born August 23, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He earned NBA All-Rookie Team ...more

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403 548
Shaun Livingston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Golden State Warriors Shaun Patrick Livingston is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. In 2004, Livingston decided not ...more

38
267 712
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Phoenix Suns Brandon Emmanuel Knight is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

39
366 472
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers Jordan Clarkson is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for two seasons with ...more

40
272 498
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
surag added New Orleans Pelicans Elfrid Payton Jr. (born February 22, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

41
350 392
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Los Angeles Clippers Avery Antonio Bradley, Jr. is an American professional basketball guard with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Texas before being ...more

42
200 690
Michael Carter-Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Houston Rockets Michael Carter-Williams is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted 11th overall in the 2013 ...more

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283 349
Patty Mills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
San Antonio Spurs Patrick Sammy "Patty" Mills is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Mills is the second ...more

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310 229
Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Chicago Bulls Kristofer Michael Dunn (born March 18, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played four seasons of college ...more

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274 272
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
423966 added Portland Trail Blazers Seth Adham Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one year with the Liberty ...more

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198 410
Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
New York Knicks Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more

47
145 582
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Detroit Pistons José Manuel Calderón Borrallo (born September 28, 1981) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the ...more

48
221 104
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Denver Nuggets Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball ...more

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115 511
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Memphis Grizzlies Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He was selected 34th overall in the 2008 NBA ...more

50
99 478
Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
New York Knicks Jarrett Matthew Jack is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. At 6'3" tall and weighing 200 lbs, he ...more