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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.
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1
269 134
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Derrick Rose Point guard

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2
228 133
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Chris Paul Point guard

3
240 143
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Rajon Rondo Point guard

4
186 112
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Steve Nash Point guard

5
164 99
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Russell Westbrook Point guard

6
148 94
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Tony Parker Point guard

7
166 67
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kyrie Irving Point guard

8
120 110
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Deron Williams Point guard

9
98 81
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
John Wall Point guard

10
70 42
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

11
109 91
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Ricky Rubio Point guard

12
66 87
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Ty Lawson Point guard

13
61 72
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Brandon Jennings Point guard

14
59 40
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jason Kidd Point guard

15
27 36
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Raymond Felton Point guard

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16
54 53
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jeremy Lin Point guard

17
45 59
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

18
45 64
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Chauncey Billups Point guard

19
41 20
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jrue Holiday Point guard, Shooting guard

20
39 49
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Andre Miller Point guard

21
36 43
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kyle Lowry Point guard

22
24 59
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Devin Harris Point guard, Shooting guard

23
27 11
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Damian Lillard Point guard

24
12 31
José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
José Juan Barea Point guard

25
55 51
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
James Harden Shooting guard

26
31 37
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Mario Chalmers Point guard

27
20 44
D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
D. J. Augustin Point guard

28
23 27
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jeff Teague Point guard

29
27 60
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Derek Fisher Point guard

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30
50 30
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

31
19 13
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Kemba Walker Point guard

32
18 21
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

33
11 15
Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jarrett Jack Point guard

34
9 22
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012

35
10 15
Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Jameer Nelson Point guard

36
7 15
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
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37
9 23
Louis Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Louis Williams Point guard, Shooting guard

38
21 42
Ramon Sessions is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Ramon Sessions Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

39
2 11
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Tyreke Evans Shooting guard, Small forward

40
4 3
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
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41
13 12
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

42
9 9
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

43
2 8
Gilbert Arenas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Gilbert Arenas Point guard, Shooting guard

44
4 10
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

45
16 15
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
GiovanneYaun added Monta Ellis Point guard, Shooting guard

46
2 1
Jerry Codiñera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
lior.kantor2003 added Jerry Codiñera Power forward, Center

47
1 1
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48
1 8
Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Darren Collison Point guard