NBA Player Rankings: Listing the 10-Best Point Guards In the NBA

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10. Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans 

Dec. 28, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The 76ers defeated the Suns 103-83. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After being recently acquired via a draft day trade, the New Orleans Pelicans added one of the best young point guards in the game. It looked like the Philadelphia 76ers were handing the reigns of the franchise to Holiday after the Andre Iguodala/Andrew Bynum/Dwight Howard trade last offseason, but the Sixers seemed to get the short end of the stick with Bynum sitting out the entire year.

Holiday is known for being a lockdown defender on the wing, and at only 23 years old, he could still develop into an elite ball-handler with the upside potential to be a 20-point, 10-assist-type guy. Jrue may have only cracked the top 10 list this year, but could be rapidly moving up in the years to come.

Holiday will be surrounded by up-and-coming talent in New Orleans. With players like Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis, look for the Pelicans to make some noise next year and potentially compete for a low playoff spot.

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