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Top six point guards in the NBA: Young, Curry, Irving...

Planet Sport run through the six best point guards in the current NBA roster, with the likes of Trae Young, Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving all making the cut.

The NBA has had many great point guards in the history of the game, but it's a position that has become one of the most important parts of a modern side.
With many iconic point guards now producing the goods in the NBA, Planet Sport look at the top six in the game today.

Trae Young - Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young
Trae Young has established himself as a deadly shooter from anywhere on the court as well as an excellent playmaker.
His great play led the Atlanta Hawks all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals just last season.

Ja Morant - Memphis Grizzlies

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant was absolutely sensational this past season, as he helped lead the Memphis Grizzlies to the second-best record in the NBA this past season.
With his ability to drive to the rim with reckless abandon, finish with some jaw-dropping dunks, and also serve as a playmaker, Morant could wind up being the MVP of the league one day.

Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers

Although Damian Lillard was hurt for the majority of this past season, he is still a premier player when fit.
With his ability to create his own shot up to the logo of the court, drive to the rim and take over in clutch situations, Lillard is as cold-blooded as they come.
If it wasn't for Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers wouldn't have seen anywhere near the success they've seen over the better part of this last decade.

Kyrie Irving - Brooklyn Nets

Unfortunately, Kyrie Irving wasn't available for much of this past season, but the season prior, he proved just how deadly and efficient he is when it comes to scoring the basketball despite not having great size or supreme athleticism.
Irving averaged nearly 27 points per game on 50/40/90 shooting splits during the 2020/21 season.
Assuming Irving makes himself available for essentially every game next season and beyond, he has a chance to add to his legacy and perhaps add another ring with his buddy Kevin Durant.

Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry is still getting it done at the age of 34, as he currently has the Golden State Warriors in a prime position to get yet another championship.
Curry's ability to extend opposing teams' defenses out to the halfcourt line and move without the ball in his hands makes him a deadly weapon every second he's out there.

Luka Doncic - Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic has been outstanding in both the regular season and playoffs, as he is putting up historic scoring numbers while taking on the primary playmaking responsibilities.
Doncic is well on his way to becoming an all-time great, especially with his all-around ability to score the basketball and take over when his team needs him most.

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