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The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA 

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Updated January 24, 2020 160.2k votes 16.1k voters 116.2k views 83 items

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 players at PG 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, who are all leaving their mark on the 2019-20 season.

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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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Oakland, California

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 29

Number: 0

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) 2 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Melbourne, Australia

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 27

Number: 11

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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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 31

Number: 30

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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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from New York City, New York

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 29

Number: 15

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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Long Beach, California

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 0

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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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 23

Number: 1

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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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

Teams: 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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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
TypicalCaliber added Trae Young

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Number: 11

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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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age: 34

Number: 3

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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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 12

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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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Number: 2

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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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 29

Number: 11

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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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
DanielCherney added Donovan Mitchell

Teams: Utah Jazz

Number: 45

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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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard and Shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 33

Number: 23

Louis Williams may refer to: Louis Williams (American football) (born 1979), American football player Louis Williams (sailor) (1845–1886), American sailor Louis Williams (architect) (1890–1980), ...more

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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Age: 22

Number: 27

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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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard / Shooting guard from Braunschweig, Germany

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age: 26

Number: 17

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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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Shooting guard from Canton, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 28

Number: 3

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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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 31

Number: 1

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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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Age: 33

Number: 3

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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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Terry Rozier

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Number: 3

Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two years of ...more

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Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Spencer Dinwiddie Point guard from Los Angeles, California

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 22

Number: 26

Spencer Dinwiddie (born April 6, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

Teams: New York Knicks

Number: 5

Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Lonzo Ball Point Guard from Anaheim, California

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Number: 2

Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) 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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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
Malcolm Brogdon Shooting guard and Point guard from Norcross, Georgia

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Number: 22

Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon (born December 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA
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Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 25

Number: 36

Marcus Osmond Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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