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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.
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1
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
2
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
3
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
4
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
5
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
6
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
7
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
8
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
9
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
10
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
11
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
12
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
13
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard, Shooting guard
14
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
15
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
16
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
17
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
18
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
19
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
20
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
21
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Shooting guard
22
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard, Shooting guard
23
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
24
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard
25
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Point Guards of 2012
Point guard