Point guard is arguably the most, if not the second-most important position in the game of basketball.
A good point guard, like Steve Nash or Chris Paul, can put average players in advantageous situations and make them look better than they truly are.
In recent years, point guards like Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker and Chauncey Billups have been instrumental in leading their respective teams to NBA championships.
This year's NBA champion will likely need a great performance from its point guard in the playoffs.
With a cast of characters that includes Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Paul, among others, it will be interesting to see who rises to the top and leads his team to the championship.
These rankings are based upon how each player is performing this season and this season alone; it is not a ranking of their career accomplishments.