Portland Trail Blazers: Ranking the top five point guards in the NBA

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 16: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks on during a preseason game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 16, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 16: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks on during a preseason game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 16, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /
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Number one – Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

The greatest shooter in NBA history and arguably the greatest point guard of all-time, the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry still sits atop the point guard tree.

Though he only played a small number of games this season, the thirty-two-year-old Curry is also still in his prime. Curry is a three-time champion, recently went to five straight NBA finals and has two MVPs while holding most of the three-point and free throw shooting records as well.

This season he played in just five NBA games, but you only need to cast your eyes back to 2018/19 where he made the All-NBA first team. He also averaged 30-points-a-game in the NBA finals on a Warriors team that was missing Kevin Durant.

Curry is the greatest shooter in NBA history and until this season was part of one of the most dominant teams of all-time in the 2015 – 2019 Warriors.

Curry does get some criticism for winning two titles with Durant, but he still won one without him, and was one shot away from winning another in the famous finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015/16.

Curry’s shot creation for himself and others is what separates him from not just other point guards, but almost every other player in the league.

He is the best three-point shooter in the league, one of the best guard finishers at the rim, and he has a multitude of dribble moves and counters to get his shot off from anywhere on the court.

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Curry is a step above the other point guards in the NBA because of his championship pedigree, he is one of only a few guards in the NBA with multiple rings. Until another point guard is the engine of some of the greatest offenses of all-time in the regular and postseasons, then Curry still has the mantle as the best point guard in the league.

With the NBA’s return in July, there’s a chance for someone else to break into this top five, or for players in this five to move up and down depending on their playoff performances.