Ranking NBA Point Guards 

By Lauren Marino, Jacqui Mclean, and Rachel Walker 

  • Steph Curry 
  • Luka Dončić
  • Ja Morant 
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Trae Young 
  1. Steph Curry 

Steph Curry, point guard for the Golden State Warriors, is arguably the greatest point guard of all time. Curry has been with the Warriors since he was drafted in 2009 and since then he has won four championships with the Warriors. Throughout Curry’s time in the NBA he has broken several records: first place all-time for three-pointers made in NBA history, first place all-time for three-pointers made in a single season with four hundred and two, and first place all-time for consecutive games with at least one three-pointer made in a single season with seventy nine. At the age of 35, Curry continues to impress fans of the NBA each game. Many look forward to watching the basketball star put on a show and he never disappoints, putting him at the number one spot of the best point guards in the NBA. 

  1. Luka Doncic 

Luka Dončić, a 23 year old point guard, is a star on his team the Dallas Mavericks. Dončić was drafted in 2018 and the young star has earned his spot on the court after his past few phenomenal seasons. Last season, Doncic led his team to the Western Conference Finals where they fell short against the Golden state warriors. However, Luka shined in this last game with a total of 30 points. Before the start of the 2022-2023 NBA season, Luka Dončić was widely regarded as a strong candidate to walk away with the annual MVP award. The only hiccup would be whether or not the Dallas Mavericks can push their way to 50 wins. The young star has a bright future ahead, but still has much to learn. With his great progress and successful future ahead of him, Luka Doncic is easily a highly ranked point guard. 

  1. Ja Morant 

Ja Morant was a first round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019 and has since lived up to expectations. Currently, Morant averages almost 30 points per game at 28.5. He has consistently improved his stats from his first season, demonstrating ample growth and development as an NBA player. Other superstars—Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant—have commented on Morant’s success. It is even whispered that he may have a shot at an MVP title in the future. As a well respected and successful player, it is easy to name Ja Morant as a high ranking point guard.

  1. Trae Young 

24 year old Trae Young is a standout on his current team the Atlanta Hawks. Though young, Young is expected to stand out in the NBA as a fantastic point guard. Already, he has broken records on the college level and greatly improved the Hawks offense. However, Young is currently battling some social struggles as a heated argument with his coach became public. While he definitely has the talent to be great, Young needs to change his attitude and leadership if he wants to continue to hang with the big guys.

  1. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the starting point guard for the Oklahoma Thunder. He averages 35 points per game and continues to be a stud on the court.  In college, Alexander represented the World Select Team, scoring 21 points. He quickly became a starter for Kentucky, leading the team to the NCAA March Madness Tournament. Unfortunately in the last second of the game he missed a three, causing Kentucky to lose in the sweet 16. Representing Canada, his home country, many times for the world team, this young star continues to get better.