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The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

Updated October 13, 2020 157.1k votes 16.5k voters 119.6k views76 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Trae Young
    1,368
    434

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Damian Lillard
    5,779
    2,804

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Stephen Curry
    7,554
    4,068

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Kemba Walker
    4,325
    2,223

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Jamal Murray
    1,086
    353

    Jamal Murray

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age22

    Number27

    Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    D'Angelo Russell
    2,608
    985

    D'Angelo Russell

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age23

    Number1

    D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Kyrie Irving
    6,938
    3,906

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number11

    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    De'aaron Fox
    2,314
    896

    De'aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ja Morant
    301
    50

    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, US

    Number12

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Russell Westbrook
    6,793
    3,813

    Russell Westbrook

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Ben Simmons
    3,392
    1,808

    Ben Simmons

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionPoint guard/forward

    Number12

    Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Donovan Mitchell
    2,418
    389

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Number45

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Luka Dončić
    252
    28

    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    C. J. McCollum
    1,232
    387

    C. J. McCollum

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Number3

    Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Lou Williams
    1,544
    812

    Lou Williams

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Number23

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  • 16
    Chris Paul
    4,694
    3,619

    Chris Paul

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionPoint guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

    Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Jrue Holiday
    2,412
    1,968

    Jrue Holiday

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceChatsworth, Los Angeles, California

    Number11

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  • 18
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    249
    79

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Spencer Dinwiddie
    655
    315

    Spencer Dinwiddie

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age22

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number26

    Spencer Dinwiddie (born April 6, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Malcolm Brogdon
    804
    479

    Malcolm Brogdon

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard, Point guard

    BirthplaceNorcross, Georgia

    Number22

    Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon (born December 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Terry Rozier
    1,141
    746

    Terry Rozier

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    Number3

    Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    John Wall
    3,797
    3,349

    John Wall

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

    Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Lonzo Ball
    1,580
    1,240

    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Devonte' Graham
    109
    33

    Devonte' Graham

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, USA

    Number4

    Devonte' Terrell Graham is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Fred VanVleet
    142
    28

    Fred VanVleet

    Toronto Raptor

    PositionPoint guard

    Number23

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