Ranking Top 10 NBA Point Guards Entering 2021-22 Season

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In the NFL, you need a great quarterback in order to contend for a Super Bowl and in the NBA, every championship-caliber team always has terrific guard play. When you look at the last handful of NBA champions, it is clear to see that the point guard position played a big role in them hanging a banner. 

Last year, Giannis Antetokonumpo led the Bucks to a championship, but if it was not for Jrue Holiday’s great two-way play and ability to facilitate the offense, Milwaukee may not have been able to dig themselves out of the 0-2 hole they found themselves heading into Game 3. 

LeBron James was the Lakers’ “point guard” in 2020, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet in 2019 for the Raptors, Stephen Curry for the Warriors in 2015, 2017, and 2018, Kyrie Irving in 2016 for the Cavaliers, and the list goes on and on.

Of course, all of these past champions had star players at other positions, but without a great point guard in this league, it is very hard to win a championship. 

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The point guard basically is the “quarterback” of an NBA team and almost every team in this league plays through their point guard on offense. In a league where scoring is at a premium, it is essential to have a playmaker and scorer in the backcourt that can lead your team, which is why the point guard position is so important in today’s NBA. 

As the 2021-22 NBA season inches closer, it is time to start talking about who the best players at every position are, starting with the top point guards in the league.

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Before we dive into our Top-10 list, it is worth giving a shoutout to Jamal Murray, who did not make the list because he is continuing to recover from ACL surgery. 

Murray suffered a torn left ACL on April 12 against the Golden State Warriors and is one of the bright young stars of this league, so assuming he can come back at 100%, he will definitely be mentioned as a Top-10 point guard in the league, but right now, let’s take a look at the Top-10 point guards with the 2021-22 season set to begin on October 19. 

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