Top 10 NBA Point Guards of the Decade
A good true point guard is very hard to find.
It takes a lot to be considered a good true point guard, which makes the players on this list truly special.
Being a good point guard isn't just about statistics, its also about being able to run an offense and produce victories.
Here is a look at the top 10 point guards of the decade.
10. Stephon Marbury
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Marbury has some of the best statistics on this list, but the fact that he was hated by just about every teammate he had ranks him at number 10.
There is more to being a successful point guard than good statistics, and Starbury is a prime example of that.
He was an exceptional scorer and great at running the floor, but it never got the two-time All Star a ring.
9. Baron Davis
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If injuries didn't slow Davis down, he would easily be higher on this list.
Unfortunately for Baron, he has only played in three full seasons in his career.
He is a great scorer and a decent defender, but shoots the ball an awful lot for a point guard.
Davis has hopped around a bit in his career, but has made his mark at every stop.
8. Deron Williams
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If Williams came into the league a few years earlier, he would be towards the top of this list.
He has only been in the league since 2005, but has already proven himself as one of the best point guards of the decade.
The 27 year old out of Illinois is one of the top point guards in the league today, and still has a lot left in the tank.
He could wind up being one of the best the league has ever seen.
7. Andre Miller
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Andre Miller is a durable assist machine.
He is by no means the flashiest guy out there, but thats not always what matters.
Miller has played in 80 games or more 12 times in his career, and led the league in assists in 2001-2002.
Unfortunately for Miller, he was never on very good teams, but his statistics alone get him this high on the list.
6. Gilbert Arenas
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Arenas is a different specimen of point guard.
While most point guards have a pass-first mentality, Arenas is a pure scorer.
He is without a doubt the best scorer on this list, averaging 21.2 points per game for his career.
Factor in the 5.4 assists and the above average defending, and you get number 6.
5. Chris Paul
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Chris Paul is the ideal point guard.
He can pass, score and play defense.
Paul is arguably the best point guard in the league today, and the scary thing is he is only getting better.
The only argument you can make against him is his lack of rings, but he is still young.
CP3 has had an amazing career since entering the league in '05, and there is very little doubt in my mind that he is going to be one of the best to every play.
4. Tony Parker
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His statistics aren't as good as some of the others, but Parker comes in at number 4 on this list because he's at his best when it counts the most.
The three-time NBA Champion and former NBA Finals MVP is an excellent scorer and an even better leader.
He is an experienced guy who knows how to run an offense and use the talent around him.
Parker flat out knows how to win, which is an important quality in a point guard.
3. Chauncey Billups
Like Parker, Billups' stats won't make your jaw drop.
What puts Chauncey so high on this list is his leadership.
He is one of the smartest players ever to step on a court, and the five-time All Star and NBA Finals MVP doesn't get all the respect he deserves.
His statistics aren't the best around, but I would be a happy camper if I had Billups on my team.
2. Steve Nash
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The two-time MVP is the most unselfish point guard there is.
Nash makes life easier for every single one of his teammates, setting them up for some of the easiest baskets they will ever score.
He is just about impossible to guard, as he will get to the hoop, stoke the J, or dish it to a wide open teammate.
The seven-time All Star is one of the best point guards every to play, and who wouldn't want to play with this guy?
1. Jason Kidd
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Not much of a surprise here.
Kidd can virtually do everything you could ask for from a point guard.
He is an above average scorer, passer, defender and rebounder.
He is a ten-time All Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team selection and a four-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection.
Jason Kidd is a lock for the Hall of Fame and is without a doubt the best point guard of the decade.