Point guards are the most important position on an NBA team. Having a quality point guard can either make or break a team.
Take the Atlanta Hawks for example.
In the 2005 NBA Draft, the Hawks passed over Chris Paul and Deron Williams to take Marvin Williams.
This decision has been haunting the Hawks ever since. Paul and Williams have developed into two of the best point guards in the game, while Williams is a sixth man at best.
To make matters worse, the Hawks have not had a viable point guard since that draft. An aging Mike Bibby has held down the fort, but he is nowhere near the talent the Hawks need at the point guard position in order to compete for an Eastern Conference Championship.
Though the Atlanta Hawks have a dearth of good point guards, the NBA as a whole does not. 2011 has proven to be a great year for point guards, with many exceptionally skilled point guards spread across the league.
Here are the top 20 point guards in the NBA.