Many contest whether it is better to have a great guard on your team or a great big man.
But no matter which side you may fall on, it is indisputable that you need at least some good guard play to hope for success in the long run.
Guards are necessary for proper distribution of the ball, good outside shooting and are often the floor generals. Having solid guards allows for greater ball movement and prevents opponents from getting inside too often.
Through the first six weeks of the NBA season, there has been superb play in the backcourt across the league.
We saw Rondo record double-digit assists every game he didn't fight an ex-Kardashian, and we saw the explosion onto the scene of James Harden.
In the scope of the season, though, which pair has been the best backcourt?
Here are our choices.