Some of these players have been unexpected, but a few have been predictable in their success.
Here are my choices for the top five point guards in the NBA.
At No. 1 I am choosing Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
Curry, following an MVP season and NBA Championship, was predicted to have another spectacular season, and he did not disappoint.
He is averaging 30.4 points per game, and 6.5 assists.
Also, his 30.4 points per game currently makes him the league leader in points per game.
The Warriors have started off 60-6, with more games to be played.
With all of these statistics, and his team’s record, Curry is looking to most likely be awarded this season’s MVP.
With Curry’s league leading statistics and overall MVP caliber playing style, there is no doubt that he is the No. 1 point guard in the NBA.
No. 2 on my list is Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Westbrook is having a great year, and his team is leading the Northwest Division with a record of 45-22.
He is averaging a double-double with 24 points and 10.4 assists.
This makes him one of only two point guards in the league averaging a double-double.
With an average of 2.1 steals per game, Westbrook is known to take pride in his defense, and even considers himself a lockdown defender.
The only downside of Westbrook is that he commits an average of four turnovers per game, even though he averages about 10 assists.
However, with his athletic ability, knack for scoring and defensive presence, I believe that Russell Westbrook is the second best point guard in the NBA.
The third best point guard in the NBA is Damian Lillard.
With his whole team leaving in the offseason, Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers were looked at as a bottom NBA team with no chance of making it into playoff contention.
However, they are having a decent season and are currently sixth in the Western Conference with a record of 35-33.
Lillard is also averaging 25.7 points per game with 6.9 assists.
He is second in scoring among point guards in the NBA.
Fourth on my list is Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors.
Lowry is averaging 21.7 points per game and 6.4 assists.
He is leading the Raptors to playoff contention with a record of 44-21, first in the Atlantic Division.
The No. 5 point guard, in my opinion, is John Wall of the Washington Wizards.
Wall is averaging 20 points per game and 9.9 assists, which is nearly a double-double.
Even though his team is not doing the greatest, his athleticism and flashy passes always make highlight reels and his play continuously impresses me.