Best NBA Point Guards of All-Time

Can you name the best NBA players who played mostly point guard during their careers?
According to an NBA poll of experts. Full list of top players here
Active players in bold. Players marked in italics could also be considered shooting guards.
Team = team they played the most games with
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Last updated: October 6, 2019
First submittedFebruary 26, 2017
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Team
Player
1
Lakers
Magic Johnson
2
Royals
Oscar Robertson
3
Lakers
Jerry West
4
Jazz
John Stockton
5
Warriors
Stephen Curry
6
Pistons
Isiah Thomas
7
Clippers
Chris Paul
8
Suns
Steve Nash
9
Nets
Jason Kidd
10
Knicks
Walt Frazier
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Team
Player
11
Celtics
Bob Cousy
12
Supersonics
Gary Payton
13
76ers
Allen Iverson
14
Thunder
Russell Westbrook
15
Spurs
Tony Parker
16
Kings
Nate Archibald
17
Celtics
Dennis Johnson
18
Pistons
Chauncey Billups
19
76ers
Maurice Cheeks
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Level 62
Mar 4, 2017
Tiny played his best years on the Celtics. Also, when they make this list in ten years, Isiah Thomas will fill in multiple answers.
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Level 79
Mar 4, 2017
Agreed.
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Level 37
Sep 20, 2017
Different Isaiah Thomas. The 1st one played only on the Pistons in the late 70's to 80's. The new Isaiah (no relation) played for Boston and was traded for Kyrie Irving.
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Level 36
Jan 26, 2018
Different spellings though, but regardless, current IT will never be a top 10 PG
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Level 28
Jan 22, 2019
This ain't it
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Level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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Level ∞
Oct 6, 2019
Funny what a difference two years makes. Isaiah Thomas went from 28.9 ppg to just 8.1. It's tough for guys his size to stay in the league when they lose their athleticism. He could be out of the NBA after this season unless he has a great year.
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Level 66
Apr 23, 2020
Reminds me of Iverson. I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did. Once Iverson lost his insane speed, he didn't have anything to fall back on. He was just a 5'11 shooting guard with a terrible jumpshot and not much of a passing game.
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Level 20
Aug 13, 2020
This didn’t age well
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Level 59
Mar 4, 2017
Tinys best years were with the Royals/Kings. Unfortunately for him his teammates sucked.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2017
Chauncey Billups? Really? REALLY?
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Level ∞
Mar 12, 2017
Best player on a championship team. Not a lot of players can say that.
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2018
Billups is good, but K.C Jones would be a better choice. He won 8 championships. Not a lot of players can say that, in fact no one on this list can say that.
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Level 37
Sep 20, 2017
Billups was the best PG for the Pistons since the 80's
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2019
Mike Bibby was the best PG for the Kings since the 80's. What's your point?
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Level 35
Mar 31, 2017
Steph Curry over Chris Paul is pure blasphemy
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2017
Why? Its not like the Clippers ever won anything. Chris Paul might be the more well-rounded player, but it doesn't matter. If Curry can make 5 three-pointers per game on 45% shooting, that's ultimately more valuable.
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Level 26
Aug 24, 2017
Let's also not forget the fact that CP3 offers more offensively as well as defensively. 7-time first team defense as well as being named on the 2nd team twice. People only rate players based on championships these days which is a shame. I guess Robert Horry 7-time champ is a legend, huh?
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Level 71
Oct 31, 2017
If it's about winning championships, then why is Oscar Robertson #2?
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Level 64
Jan 23, 2018
Robertson had high stats. He averaged a triple double one year too.
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Level 62
Jun 27, 2018
lordaris69 Your thinking is a bit dated. The current point guard is more of a shooter for most teams and less a passer...the Iverson type of PG. The more successful teams are relying on getting and making 3 pointers more. Kidd, Stockton, Cousy, etc. would be less valuable the way the league plays now.
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Level 83
Feb 13, 2020
???? Stockton was a career 39% three point shooter at a time when there were few high volume shooters hitting more than 35%. Stockton would be more valuable today than he was in his time. Kidd by the time he was in his 30s was a decent 3 point shooter and finished his career at 35%.They grew up in a time when the shot didn't exist or was largely ignored. To act like they couldn't have been a good shooters when they were at a minimum decent shooters by today's standards is disingenuous. As a fan of the Thunder, I can tell you I would have loved to have had a Russell Westbrook that shot 35% from deep. As for Cousy we have no idea what he would have done with a 3 point line. Maybe he would have been even better with the better spacing on the floor. Maybe he was a great shooter from 25 feet but without the incentive of an extra point there was no use for the shot. We have no idea what he would have shot. It's like asking what Babe Ruth would have done with a modern day training regiment.
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Level 15
Apr 13, 2017
I met Nate once, nice, guy, signed a mini basketball for me and inscribed HOF 1991
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Level 22
Jun 11, 2017
Paul over Nash

come on

explain that

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Level 2
Jun 13, 2017
OKAY! 2 things! IVERSON IS A SHOOTING GUARD! I ADMIT I HATE STEPH CURRY BUT REALLY? Him over CP3 and Nash? wow... just wow
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Level 4
Aug 18, 2017
it clearly says that players in italics can be considered shooting guards
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Level 50
Jan 23, 2018
Curry has 2 rings and 2 mvp awards. More rings and mvps than Paul and Nash combined. As a pure point guard, obviously Paul and Nash are better passers. But taking stats into consideration, Curry should definitely be higher.
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Level 62
Jun 27, 2018
Iverson played like a shooting guard but he had the ball in his hand most of the time and played point guard. He played more like today's point guards that shoot much more.
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Level 4
Aug 18, 2017
how do more people get curry than magic johnson
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2017
it bugs me that Curry and Westbrook are considered point guards. they're not. they're shooting guards who happen to be great passers. same goes for Rose, Isaiah, Harden, Lowry, etc. the only true point guards left in the league are Rondo, Rubio, and CP3. maybe Wall.
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Level 62
Jun 27, 2018
The point guard is usually the player who brings the ball up court. Curry and especially Westbrook definitely do that. The game has changed and the PGs are shooting more and passing less. There are very few pass first PGs anymore...Rondo comes to mind.
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Level 45
Feb 10, 2018
What? How is Chris Paul ahead of people like Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Bob Cousy, Allan Iverson, Tony Parker and Nate Archibald? Even Billups should be higher than Paul, he never won anything.
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Level 30
Mar 19, 2018
So Tim Hardaway is not on this list?
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Level 67
May 1, 2018
yeah when they make this list in 10 years it will not contain Isiah Thomas multiple times, since that post he has been traded twice and injured multiple times needing surgery. worst prediction ever
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Level 42
Nov 12, 2018
3:17
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Level 19
May 3, 2019
West and Iverson were shooting guards
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Level 49
Aug 6, 2019
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