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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 up-and-coming stars 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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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
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 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
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Boston Celtics
Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Boston Celtics. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the ...more
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 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
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
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
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers
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
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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Philadelphia 76ers, 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
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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Phoenix Suns
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
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
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
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers
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
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Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 16 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
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
New Orleans Pelicans
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
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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 20 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
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
TypicalCaliber added
Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. On ...more
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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Atlanta Hawks
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
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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder, 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
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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
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