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The Top Point Guards of 2012 

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List Rules Players who primarily played the point guard position in the 2011-2012 or 2012-2013 NBA seasons.

The best point guards in professional basketball in 2012. This list - culled from the opinions of Ranker sports fans - contains all current NBA point guards could be considered among the "best in the league." The point guard position is among the most vital on a basketball team, and is widely considered to be the most specialized role. The point guard essentially conducts the team's offense, controlling the ball and feeding it to the players who are best positioned to score at the time. The position is sometimes compared to a quarterback on a football team.

A variety of skills are necessary for a player to excel in the point guard position. Ball handling skills are obviously a huge asset, as is time management, the innate understanding of the game's tempo and how to regulate it to greatest advantage. Speed is also essential - a point guard who can get the ball down court the fastest is going to have more time to get organized and find an open teammate in scoring position.

On defense, point guards defend the perimeter, and is largely tasked with making the task of moving the ball more difficult for the opposing team's point guard.
list ordered by
1
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
2
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
3
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
4
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Johannesburg, South Africa
5
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Melbourne, Australia
6
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Long Beach, California
7
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Bruges, Belgium
8
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Parkersburg, West Virginia
9
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Akron, Ohio, United States of America
10
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina
11
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from El Masnou, Spain
12
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from California, United States of America
13
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California
14
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Los Angeles, California
15
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Clinton, Maryland
16
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Compton, California, United States of America
17
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Oakland, California
18
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California
19
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Los Angeles, California
21
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from New York City, New York
22
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard and Shooting guard from Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
23
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Anchorage, Alaska
24
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Marion, South Carolina
25
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard from Indianapolis, Indiana