Top Five Point Guards in the NBA: Curry to Lillard

When talking about the top point guards in the NBA, most fans automatically think of Steph Curry.NBA color

Curry has been the clear MVP frontrunner this year, averaging per game 30.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

This insane stat line has helped the Golden State Warriors to a 60-6 record, the best in the NBA.

Curry has become a household name in homes all across the world, and is the best three-point shooter I have ever watched play the game.

He can pull a 3-pointer from almost anywhere, and the crazy thing is he makes almost every one.

While almost every NBA fan recognizes Curry as the best in the game, who are the other top point guards in the NBA?

Although Curry is the clear first for me, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook is a close second.

Westbrook is averaging 24 ppg this season, and in my opinion, has taken over being the best player on the Thunder over Kevin Durant.

Few opponents can match Westbrook’s explosiveness and his knack for highlight dunks.

Westbrook is also averaging 7.6 rpg, which is crazy for a point guard.

My choice for No. 3 in the NBA is none other than the veteran point guard Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.

While Paul may not be averaging as many points as the first two, he makes up for in assists.

Paul is averaging 19.9 ppg this season, but also averages 9.8 apg.

Instead of scoring over 20 points every game, Paul likes to give his teammates the ball and let them score.

His unselfishness and veteran presence makes him a point guard that any team would love to have.

It’s hard in this day and age to find a veteran point guard in the mold of Chris Paul.

The last two spots in my top five came down to four point guards.

After much debate, the No. 4 spot went to the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry.

Lowry doesn’t get much buzz in the NBA world because he isn’t a flashy point guard, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t get his due diligence.

Lowry is averaging 21.7 ppg, while also chipping in 5.0 rpg and 6.4 apg.

He has led the Raptors to a 44-21 record, the second best in the Eastern Conference.

Lowry has proven that while he may not be flashy, his stats certainly don’t lie about his performance on the court.

The last spot in my top five goes to Portland’s Damian Lillard.

Lillard was arguably the biggest All-Star game snub this year.

He is averaging 25.7 ppg, while also throwing in 6.9 apg and 4.2 rpg.

He has carried the Trail Blazers to a current seven seed in the Western Conference, when most critics said Portland would finish at the bottom.

With my top five completed, here are the rest that were up for consideration: Boston’s Isaiah Thomas, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker and Washington’s John Wall.

These four players are top talent as well.

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