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The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA  

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List Rules Vote up the top point guards in the league today.

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.

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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 ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ...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
Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Rookie of the Year ...more
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA ...more
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie ...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. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A Raleigh, North ...more
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Boston Celtics
Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the ...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 Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors, he has been a ...more
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Philadelphia 76ers
Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 10 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
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Utah Jazz
Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a member of the Memphis ...more
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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Randall Holiday (; born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Golden State Warriors
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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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Detroit Pistons
Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
TypicalCaliber added Trae Young Atlanta Hawks
Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position, but ...more
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Washington Wizards
Isaiah Jamar Thomas (born February 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) ...more
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
DanielCherney added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz
Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Miami Heat
Goran Dragić (born 6 May 1986) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at both the point guard and shooting guard ...more
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rondo played two years of ...more
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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Phoenix Suns
Ricard Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rubio became the youngest player ever ...more
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 22 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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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Portland Trail Blazers
Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his third ...more
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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 25 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