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Top 5 Point Guards in the NBA Right Now: Fan's Take

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The point guard position is arguably the most crucial job on any basketball team, and a solid floor-general is usually a prerequisite of championship squads. Here are the top five point guards in the NBA right now:

1. Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics' point guard has really come into his own, and there isn't a team in the NBA that wouldn't like to have his services. Rondo is one of the most energetic players in the NBA, and he's capable of performing all the duties of a point guard. Rajon gets his teammates involved, plays defense, grabs rebounds, and he proved that he's more that capable of being a primary scorer with his impressive performances during the 2012 Playoffs.

2. Chris Paul

"CP3" is the next best thing to Rondo, and he's capable of holding his won against any point guard in the league. Paul averaged 19.8 points and 9.1 assists per game during the 2011/12 NBA season, and that had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Clippers' success last year.

3. Derrick Rose

Rose is also a well-rounded point guard, but he does need to do a better job of getting his teammates involved. The three-time NBA All-Star averaged a career high 7.9 assists per game last season, and he should continue to improve with time, provided he fully recovers from his ACL surgery.

4. Steve Nash

Nash is arguably the best true point guard in the NBA right now, but he is a bit of a liability at the defensive end at times. He's scoring output has decreased significantly in the last few years, but he still has a lot of basketball left in him.

5. Deron Williams

Williams continues to evolve, and he's been one of the best point guards in the NBA for quite some time. There's still room for improvement in terms of his rebounding and defense, but it does seem like he's moving in the right direction. With an average of 21.0 points and 8.7 assists per game during the 2011/12 NBA season, the future looks very bright for Williams and the Brooklyn Nets.

David is a Miami Heat fan that has followed the team for 16 years. Follow him on twitter @davidkingwriter and check out his blog.

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