Top 30 NBA point guards — 3. Chris Paul, Suns
Chris Paul has kept his throne as the “Point God” despite years of trial and tribulation. The Suns’ disappointing second-round exit will tarnish a lot of opinions about Paul, but it’s hard to look at Phoenix’s historic regular season and have anything but praise for the playmaking savant. He was playing hurt toward the end there — an unfortunate regularity in keeping with his advanced age — but Paul is a cross-generational talent and one of the best point guards the game has ever seen.
Top 30 NBA point guards — 2. Stephen Curry, Warriors
Stephen Curry has graciously reminded everyone that he’s incredible, probably the greatest point guard of his generation and a top-10 player all-time, not to mention in the league currently. He had something of a down season, but the Warriors are right back in the NBA Finals and Curry is still elevating teammates in a manner no other player has managed to replicate. He’s much more well-rounded and dominant than he gets credit for. He touches every aspect of the game, be it scoring, playmaking, or defense. He is the reason for Golden State’s prolonged dynastic status.
Top 30 NBA point guards — 1. Luka Doncic, Mavericks
Luka Doncic is the new blood — the new face of the Western Conference who will be dueling across conferences with Giannis Antetokounmpo for the next decade of NBA basketball if we’re lucky. He stockpiles absurd numbers every night and he’s one of the NBA’s true one-man engines. He can break down his opponent slowly but surely over the course of a game, battering his opponents with physicality around the rim before stepping behind the 3-point line and doing his best vintage James Harden impression. He’s a player for the ages.