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Ahead of the Pack: 10 Fastest and Best NBA Point Guards!

Ahead of the Pack: 10 Fastest and Best NBA Point Guards

If you want to witness the fastest pace and most furious action in basketball, then you should watch the NBA. Specifically, you should focus your attention on the point guards. These are the players responsible for leading their teams, orchestrating their offenses, and sometimes scoring at will. So, who are the top point guards in the NBA right now? Here’s our list:

1. Stephen Curry

From his mesmerizing handles to his lights-out shooting, Stephen Curry is a point guard unlike any other. He’s a two-time MVP, multiple-time All-Star, and one of the most entertaining players to watch in NBA history. He’s currently leading the Golden State Warriors to another championship run.

2. Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook might be the most athletic point guard to ever play the game. His energy is infectious, and he never fails to put up enormous numbers. Westbrook won the MVP award in 2017, and he’s currently playing at an incredibly high level for the Houston Rockets.

3. Chris Paul

Although getting up there in age, Paul still commands the respect of players all over the league. He’s a true floor general, an excellent free throw shooter, and has countless highlight reel plays to his name. He’s the epitome of a playmaker but wouldn’t have expected anything less given his experience in the league.

4. Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard, affectionately known as “Dame,” has quickly risen the ranks in the NBA. His clutch plays, especially coming from outside the arc earned him the nickname, “Mr. Logo.” Lillard has cemented himself as the leader of the Portland Trail Blazers, all the while being one of the most underrated players in the entire league.

5. James Harden

While Harden is often listed as a shooting guard, he’s no slouch when it comes to playmaking. It’s his scoring ability that he shares with his backcourt mate that often get the headlines for him, but his creativity in assists and veteran leadership has been key to his team’s (Houston Rockets) success, especially in critical games.

6. Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving seemed poised to become the face of the NBA one day. However, that trajectory seemed to slow down with some injury woes but those played a large part in his eventual exodus from Cleveland. This four-time All-Star now gets to play alongside one of the league’s greatest players in Brooklyn Nets’ KD and has to lead Brooklyn to glory this season.

7. Trae Young

The second-year player turned heads with his elite playmaking, scoring and remarkable range with his 3’s. He also sneaks in surprising blocks for an engaging high-flyer. Currently, he has the Atlanta Hawks perched for its first playoff run since 2017.

8. Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray caused bewilderment for the Utah Jazz during game one of what was then the first-round Playoff series. The Denver Nuggets could potentially do well well with his star power specially when he’ll be doing it into one of the league’s more exciting elites.

9. Kyle Lowry

The 35-year-old is one of the oldest point guards on this list, and that experience is undeniable in his strategy, vision, and leadership. Winning the 2019 championship without a single (now much-needed) superstar validates how solid the playoff- experienced Toronto Raptor was indeed.

10. Ja Morant

The Grizzlies’ sophomore star is more than a scorer being not only an abundant Playmaker but also sharpening his skills to become one of the kings of transition. With his handle, speed, and quick thinking, Morants’ net trajectory over the next few years seems even more sure than not.

The Takeaway

These are the best point guards in the game today, showcasing the league’s speed, athleticism, creativity, and skill at one of basketball’s most important positions. Each player on this list has unique strengths, whether it be explosiveness, shooting, leadership, or control. And whenever they step on the court, all eyes are on them, and excitement follows with whatever they do. Incredibly, they are one of the many reasons why the NBA continues to thrive year after year.

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