In what has been described as the “golden era” of point guards, here are my top six point guards in the NBA right now.
The fifth year man out of Wake Forest reads the passing lane superbly, doesn’t always settle for contested shots and he is an outstanding defender.
This season, Teague is averaging career highs in scoring, 17, assisting, 8.2, and rebounding, 2.9.
But with all that sizzling energy, Westbrook tends to lose focus. He turns the ball over trying to do too much and takes too many contested shot.
This season, the sixth year man out of UCLA is averaging 21.3 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game. The only reason Westbrook is fifth on this list is because of the games he's missed this season.
He’s probably the best dribbler in the league. He uses his silky-smooth skills to lose defenders, while driving to the basket and his ability to show up during game-changing moments, keeps the Cavaliers in games.
This season the third year man out of Duke is averaging 22.2 points, 6.1 assists and three rebounds per game.
Lillard’s mid-December game-winning shots against the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers prove he is a star in the NBA.
The 23-year-old point guard is averaging 21.3 points, 5.9 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game.
The 25-year-old point guard is also one of the best shooters in the league. He has made 96 three-pointers in 30 NBA games this season. Curry’s quick release make it practically impossible to block his shots.
He’s averaging 22.9 points, 9.2 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game this season.
Despite being a small player, the 28 year old moves with authority. He directs play, drives to the basket, throws up alley-oops and defends like there’s no tomorrow. Although it looks like he moves in slow motion, Paul can easily blow past his defender.
The fourth pick of the 2005 draft is averaging 19.7 points per game, 11.3 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game.