Re-Ranking the NBA's Elite Point Guards at End of 2012-13 Season

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Re-Ranking the NBA's Elite Point Guards at End of 2012-13 Season
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The point guard position is easily the deepest in the NBA.

From floor generals who score first and pass later to unselfish savants who would forego an open layup in favor of dropping another dime, the Association is home to many different breeds of point guards.

There are guys like Chris Paul, who choose how they will play depending on the game. There are athletic freaks such as Russell Westbrook, whose superior explosiveness has distinguished them beyond reason. Then, you have the Stephen Curry-types, with releases so swift defenders don't have an adequate chance to react. And then there are the understated names, like Jeff Teague, who fly under the radar but run structured offensive sets to near perfection all the same.

Which of today's starting point men are considered the most elite? And which styles of play get the nod over others?

With the regular season essentially in the rear-view mirror, there's never been a better time to sift through the point-guard pool and redistribute the balance of power.

 

*Unless otherwise noted, all stats in this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference, hoopdata.com and NBA.com.

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