The NBA is rife with talent, but no position is more loaded than the point guard position. Almost every team has a quality, near-All-Star level floor general. In this list, I’ll be ranking the top 11 point guards as we look ahead to next year.
The NBA is now a point guard-driven league.
It’s a challenge to scroll down the NBA rosters and find an organization that doesn’t have a decent point guard, whether they be the “old school” or “new school” version. While the prototypical floor general is slowly becoming rarer, the new breed of point guards are just as–if not more–dynamic than their counterpart.
Most of the guys on this list are a hybrid of both guard positions, possessing a respectable scoring ability and are just as great at creating for their teammates. The point guard position is arguably the most important for a successful team, as their often the leader and one of the most skilled players on the floor.
For these NBA players to be productive, their scoring must be well-rounded, and there also needs to be an aggressiveness to shoot their shot whenever it comes up. Being an outstanding point guard during a time when there are many goes beyond impressive offense, and all of these guys display high basketball IQs and all of them are, at least, average defenders, while many of the higher ranked point guards are exceptional.
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