This year has truly been the year of the point guard.
We have seen Deron Williams sign a huge contract with the New Jersey Nets, Russell Westbrook mature into a legitimate all-star on a title contender and Chris Paul almost single-handedly beat a far superior L.A. Lakers team in the first round of the playoffs.
The league is becoming more point guard dominated. Without a great point guard, your team can only go so far—with the Miami Heat being the only exception, but LeBron and Dwayne Wade are more or less point guards anyway.
With that being said, there are definitely some back-up point guards in the league that are ready to take their shot at running a team. Some are veterans, some are young, but they all want a chance for something more.
With the draft and free agency coming up, here's a look at who has the best shot of becoming a starting point guard in the near future.