NBA 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
281 139
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

2
238 139
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

3
246 151
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

4
173 104
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

5
192 116
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

6
151 98
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

7
172 71
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

8
124 113
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

9
103 83
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

10
76 45
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

11
111 94
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

12
69 88
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

13
64 74
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

14
63 40
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

15
28 37
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

16
43 20
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard, Shooting guard

17
57 54
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

18
47 64
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

19
46 60
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard, Shooting guard

20
41 49
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

21
37 44
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

22
29 11
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

23
14 31
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard

24
25 60
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard, Shooting guard

25
33 37
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard