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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1
4,815 2,988
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
4,877 2,350
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
4,741 2,582
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
3,534 1,565
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
3,452 2,215
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
2,926 1,894
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
2,391 1,375
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
1,954 2,032
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
1,977 928
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
1,256 1,668
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
1,746 2,098
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
1,464 1,109
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
1,706 2,396
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
1,108 1,157
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
1,059 1,303
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
1,212 1,777
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
1,068 1,283
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
1,030 316
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
788 1,757
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
784 1,358
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

21
993 727
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
1,112 439
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
627 1,142
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
782 487
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
731 279
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 25 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