Ranked: The NBA’s Top 10 Point Guards of All Time

/ 01:47 AM February 03, 2019

The NBA is filled with so much talent and heart, it’s unreal! This article is all about the top 10 point guards of all time that ever set foot on NBA wood floors. We will discuss what makes this elite player and how they made it to our list as one of the amongst top point guards to ever play the game.

1. Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

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By far the best point guard in NBA history.  He was able to see the entire floor and orchestrate some of the magical passes to his  teammates. He made those around him better and up their game. He was versatile and could play any position on the court.  Everyone loves Magic, and he loves the game.

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers (1979-91, 1995-96)

Accolades:

  • 3X MVP (1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90)
  • 3X Finals MVP
  • 12X All-Star
  • 10X All-NBA selection
  • Hall of Famer
  • Championships: 5X (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)

Career stats: 19.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 11.2 APG, .520 FG%

2. Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson

He has been called Mr. Triple Double, and from what we’ve seen, he was an amazing player- especially for his time. He was far ahead of his game in the 60’s-70’s. He was quite underrated considering the time.

Teams: Cincinnati Royals (1960-70), Milwaukee Bucks (1970-74)

Accolades:

  • MVP (1963-64)
  • 12X All-Star
  • 11X All-NBA selection
  • Rookie of the Year (1960-61)
  • Hall of Famer
  • Championships: (1971)

Career stats: 25.7 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 9.5 APG, .485 FG%

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3. John Stockton

John Stockton

Most people forgot about John Stockton, but he was one of the best and dependable players in NBA history. He was never ever flashy or did anything risky. He had a wonder partnership with Karl Malone. He never won a championship ring though. His shots were precise and led the NBA nine straight seasons in assists.

Teams: Utah Jazz (1984-2003)

Accolades:

  • 10X All-Star
  • 11X All-NBA selection
  • 5X All-D selection
  • Hall of Famer

Career stats: 13.1 PPG, 10.5 APG, 2.2 SPG, .384 3P%

4. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

By far, the best shooter when it comes to creative and jaw dropping shots. He has made some of the craziest shots that no one could ever imagine. He has unlimited ranges of shots and a very clutch player.  Other teams in the NBA knows that its very hard to be comfortable even with a good size of a lead when he’s on the court.

Teams: Golden State Warriors (2009-present)

Accolades:

  • MVP (2014-15)
  • 2X All-Star
  • 2X All-NBA selection
  • Championships: 3X (2015, 2017, 2018)

Career stats: 21.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.9 APG, .441 3P%

5. Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas was so fast with the ball and on the court. He had deadly shots and could make one anywhere at anytime. He had a very unique abilities and dominated his position. He was tough and selfless. This is why he’s number 5.

Teams: Detroit Pistons (1981-94)

Accolades:

  • Finals MVP
  • 12X All-Star
  • 5X All-NBA selection
  • Hall of Famer
  • Championships: 2X (1989, 1990)

Career stats: 19.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 9.3 APG, 1.9 SPG

6. Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Chris Paul is the true definition of a point guard. He leads his team offensively and calls the shots. He’s one of the best.

Teams: New Orleans Hornets (2005-11), Los Angeles Clippers, (2011-2017), Houston Rockets (2017-present)

Accolades:

  • 9X All-Star
  • 7X All-NBA selection
  • 7X All-D selection
  • Rookie of the Year (2005-06)
  • NBA All-Star MVP (2013)

Career stats: 18.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 9.9 APG, 2.3 SPG

7. Steve Nash  

Steve-Nash

Led the NBA for nine years in offense ratings. He is one of the players that pave the ways for point guards who stepped on the wood after him such as Stephen Curry.

Teams: Phoenix Suns (1996-98, 2004-12), Dallas Mavericks (1998-2004) Los Angeles Lakers (2012-15)

Accolades:

  • 2X MVP (2004-05, 2005-06)
  • 8X All-Star
  • 7X All-NBA selection

Career stats: 14.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 8.5 APG, .428 3P%

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8. Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

One of the most versatile point guards.

Teams: Dallas Mavericks (1994-96, 2008-12), Phoenix Suns (1996-2001), New Jersey Nets (2001-08), New York Knicks (2012-13)

Accolades:

  • 10X All-Star
  • 6X All-NBA selection
  • 9X All-D selection
  • Co-Rookie of the Year (1994-95)
  • Championships: 1 (2011)

Career stats: 12.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 8.7 APG, 1.9 SPG

9. Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier

One of the toughest on the court and a great ball mover.

Teams: New York Knicks (1967-1977), Cleveland Cavaliers (1977-1980)

Accolades:

  • 7X All-Star
  • 6X All-NBA selection
  • 7X All-D selection
  • Hall of Famer
  • Championships:  2 (1970, 1973))

Career stats: 18.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 6.1 APG, .490 FG%

10. Bob Cousy  

Bob Cousy

The first great point guard and a ballhadnling wizard.

Teams: Boston Celtics (1950-1963), Cincinnati Royals (1969-70)

Accolades:

  • MVP (1956-57)
  • 13X All-Star
  • 12X All-NBA selection
  • Hall of Famer
  • Championships: 6X (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)

Career stats: 18.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 7.5APG, .375 FG%

UPDATED June 17, 2019.

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