10. Jrue Holiday, Bucks
Jrue Holiday is still one of the best defensive point guards in the NBA and will continue to anchor the Milwaukee Bucks’ perimeter defense next season. The 6-foot-3 point guard made an All-Star team for the first time being a member of the Philadelphia 76ers 10 years ago. However, there’s little reason to believe that his good play won’t continue this year.
9. Jalen Brunson, Knicks
The New York Knicks stole Jalen Brunson in free agency last offseason and it paid off big for them. The 6-foot-1 point guard played at an All-Star level last season and led the Knicks to the second round of the playoffs. He could make another step this upcoming year.
8. De’Aaron Fox, Kings
The 6-foot-3 De’Aaron Fox helped lead the Sacramento Kings to the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Despite lacking a reliable outside shot, Fox has still made himself into one of the best point guards in the game.
7. Jamal Murray, Nuggets
Despite having a slightly underwhelming regular season, Jamal Murray played at an All-NBA level during the Denver Nuggets’ championship run. It will be interesting if the 6-foot-4 guard translates his playoff success during the regular season this next season.
6. Tyrese Haliburton, Pacers
One could argue that the Indiana Pacers have the most well-balanced point guard in the NBA in Tyrese Haliburton. The 6-foot-5 playmaker was able to average a double-double, while still being a very good defender. There’s no weakness in Haliburton’s game.