The point guard position in the NBA is an important role, as these players act as the floor generals for their respective teams. With their ability to make teammates better by setting them up for easier shots, it is rare that the best point guards run bad teams.
The NBA’s history is full of legendary point guards that have set the standards for players today. From Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson to Magic Johnson, the best have proven their ability to dominate the game and lead dynasty teams.
This article ranks the top 20 point guards over the past 20 years. The top guards found a way to succeed in many areas of the game, including scoring, defense and playmaking. They were able to dominate over long careers and many were able to win championships along the way.
While the current league features some amazing talent at the point guard position, younger players with only a few years of experience are ranked lower compared to veterans, as they have become greater legends with their longer careers.
But for fans of these younger players, please rest assured. When their careers are over, most of them should rise towards the top of the point guard rankings in NBA history, as long as they can keep up their exemplary play.
I hope you enjoy this walk back through recent history.
Feel free to let me know what you think of these rankings. Are there any players that should have made this list? Are any players ranked too high or too low?