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

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7. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

Apr 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) reacts against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

By far the youngest player on this list, Kyrie Irving is breaking through what the critics thought his ceiling could be. He is literally changing how scouts view point guards, and players in general.

Did anyone think Irving would be so quick to take over the league after looking OK in nine college games at Duke?

His handles may already be the best in the league, his shot is shortly becoming one of the best in the game and he can get to the rim at will. He will be the face of USA basketball come the next FIBA tournament, and could have the Cavaliers fighting for a playoff spot in 2013.

Irving is flashy, but also the most fundamentally sound player on this list. He has flavor and style (as noted by his Pepsi “Uncle Drew’” commercials), yet is a smart, humble kid. Irving could be the next big thing in the NBA and surely will be at the top of this list in a few years.

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Topics: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Golden State Warriors, Jrue Holiday, Kyrie Irving, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook, San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry, Tony Parker, Ty Lawson

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  • edgargn_1218

    Tony Parker should be # 1 on this list. Watch him dominate CP3 9 times out of 10 they play against each other. Russell Westbrook should be in the # 2 spot, even he is better than Paul. Why do so many people d#”k ride CP3 like they do LBJ? It´s rediculous.

    • Logan

      It’s simple, CP3 is a bully on the court. He demands attention on both ends (something Parker cannot do) and is always one of the assists leaders, every single season. Parker is an elite player, but he only does a few things very well: score in the paint, pick pockets, hit mid range. Paul does all those things and more, including a deadly 3-pointer.

      • edgargn_1218

        Paul may do all those things, just not better than Tony Parker. It´s simple, Paul is younger, has a younger, more talented team around him than TP, but who got their team to the finals? Paul was at home with his kids while TP was being gaurded by the best basketball player on the planet. Parker also was an assists leader this past season and had better all around numbers than any other point gaurd in the league, that´s a fact. Hands down the best point gaurd in the NBA right now is Tony Parker.