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.
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.