When the NBA decided to remove the center position from the All-Star Game voting ballots, the assumption was that this would free up space for the hybrid bigs that have permeated throughout the NBA.
Truth be told, these vacated roster spots could actually have been created to free up more room for the star-studded point guard position. This is the position's golden era, with a wide variety of play types changing our perceptions of the position.
Slashers, like the Bulls' Derrick Rose or the Thunder's Russell Westbrook, have captured the fans' attention with astonishing scoring lines and equally impressive highlight reels. Traditional point guards, like the Clippers' Chris Paul or the Celtics' Rajon Rondo, have continued to raise the level of the teammates around them.
Some point guards have separated themselves from their peers for the wrong reasons. Despite the influx of talent at this position, franchise point guards have continued to elude some organizations.
But who's the worst of the worst? It's definitely a question that bears asking. For argument's sake, injury replacement starters have been removed from consideration.
All stats in this article accurate as of 11/18/2012.