6 Best Defensive Point Guards in the NBA

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6 Best Defensive Point Guards in the NBA
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When you think of what skills you would ideally want in a point guard, ball handling, assists and scoring ability probably come to mind.

Defense is not exactly at the top of the list.

If a point guard exhibits truly outstanding defensive skills in today’s NBA, people rave about the ability but treat it almost as a bonus feature.

After all, Steve Nash won two MVP awards in his career and he has never been a defensive force.   

Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, however, stand out because they are two of the best in the game at the PG position and they dominate on both sides of the court.

Their defensive skills are far above average and make them a staple of the league’s first and second All-Defensive Teams.

So who is willing to take their game to another level? Which point guards make you think that the other team’s ball handler is going to have a night to forget?

Here are the six best point guards the NBA has to offer as far as defense is concerned.

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