Point guard is arguably the most important position on the basketball court. He must act as the leader and the commander and be both selfish and selfless.
Over the past few seasons, the point guard position has experienced a shift, seeing a dramatic rise in young talent while keeping the balance of the still prominent faces of the so-called past generation.
Every team needs one, but not every team has one. A dominant point guard can often make the difference between a team consistently ranking in the bottom or the top.
So as the 2011-2012 NBA season draws to a close, Bleacher Report looks back and ranks each point guard’s season performance.