With the return of a healthy Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup, the NBA's wealth of talent at the point guard position improved in both quantity and quality.
Whether or not this current crop of floor generals is the best in league history is debatable, but the fact that the position is overflowing with highly skilled professionals is not.
What's perhaps most exciting for basketball fans is that the players occupying the position come in all shapes, sizes and styles. There are slashers, scorers, shooters and distributors. The best ones do a little of everything.
And it's those elite tacticians who drive this conversation, attempting to slot the two-time MVP among the best in the game.
These rankings are fluid, with plenty of movement anticipated between now and season's end. Injuries, changing rotations, and roles as well as team performance will lift some of these players up and leave others in a tailspin.
Without a crystal ball in hand, this list offers no guarantees. But it's an educated guess as to where Nash and his point guard peers will finish the season.
*All statistics used in this article are accurate as of 12/24/2012.
**Players who have not yet returned from injury have been removed from consideration.