5. Ja Morant, Grizzlies
Despite being suspended at the beginning of the season, Ja Morant is still a top-5 point guard in the NBA. The 6-foot-3 guard’s game compares to a pre-injury Derrick Rose. If Morant can stay out of trouble moving forward, as well as improve his 3-point shot, Morant could move into the top three-point guard tier. However, the Memphis Grizzles will have to rely on Marcus Smart as their starting point guard until Morant’s suspension ends.
4. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are poised to make a big jump in the standings next season and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (SGA) is a big reason why. The 6-foot-6 All-NBA point guard was one of the best scorers in the NBA last season despite not having a strong 3-point shot. SGA might not score as much as a did last season, but he’s still effective on both ends of the court.
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3. Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers
It will be interesting when the Portland Trail Blazers trade the future Hall of Famer Damian Lillard. The disgruntled 6-foot-2 superstar had made his request to leave be know, for now, fans will have to wait and see where he will be traded. When it does happen, rookie Scoot Henderson will take over the point guard job for Portland and he will be ranked significantly lower on this list.
2. Luka Doncic, Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks have done a lot to build a solid roster around superstar Luka Doncic this off-season. The 6-foot-7 point guard can do everything at an elite level on offense, but defense is where he’s still lacking at this point in his early career.
1. Stephen Curry, Warriors
There’s no way anyone else but Stephen Curry would be first on this list. The Golden State Warriors’ 6-foot-2 point guard is the best 3-point shooter in NBA history and keeping their core intact this offseason will allow Curry to continue to compete for another NBA title.
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