All 30 NBA Teams’ Point Guard Mount Rushmore: Which 4 Players Made It For Your Team?


Selecting the Mount Rushmore of NBA point guards is a fickle thing, as each team’s history is full of guards who provided the team with crisp passes, timely scoring, and steady leadership on the court. But on the flip side, we also learn about their contributions on the court as franchises with title aspirations often have a very good floor general who directs their offense on a nightly basis.

In this list, we will select every NBA team’s point guard Mount Rushmore. Which four players made it for your team?

Atlanta Hawks – Lenny Wilkens

Basketball: NBA Playoffs: St. Louis Hawks Lenny Wilkens (14) and Los Angeles Lakers Gail Goodrich (11) on court during Game 6. St. Louis, MO 4/13/1966 CREDIT: Rich Clarkson (Photo by Rich Clarkson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X11574 C5 F9
Wilkens played eight years for the St. Louis Hawks from 1960 to 1968. He was a five-time member of the All-Star team and was arguably the team’s best floor general throughout its history.

Atlanta Hawks – Doc Rivers

Guard Doc Rivers of the Atlanta Hawks tries to fend off guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during a game at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
Love him or hate him as a coach, Rivers was one fine player, especially during his time with the Hawks from 1983 to 1991. He was named an all-star in 1988. He was also a feisty defender and averaged more than two steals per game throughout his career in Atlanta.

Atlanta Hawks – Mookie Blaylock

30-31 Oct 1993: Mookie Blaylock of the Atlanta Hawks moves with the ball around Scott Shiles of the Orlando Magic during a pre-season game at the Wembley Stadium in London, England. Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport

From 1992 to 1999, Blaylock was the team’s starting point guard and due to his fine play, he was selected to play in the all-star game in 1994. He was also a three-time member of three All-NBA Defensive Teams during his stint with Atlanta.

Atlanta Hawks – Trae Young

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 10: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts as he draws a foul from the Charlotte Hornets during the second quarter at State Farm Arena on April 10, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
This may be too soon for the team’s NBA Mount Rushmore of PGs, but Trae Young is already one of Atlanta’s best floor generals throughout its history. He is a three-time all-star and a one-time member of an All-NBA team.

Boston Celtics – Bob Cousy

(Original Caption) Boston’s Bob Cousy (14) tries to dribble past the guard of Milwaukee’s Bob Harrison (7) during the third period of their game at the Garden tonight. Boston Celtics beat the Hawks, 95-85, in the opener of a double header. Other players in the photo include, Lew Hitch (12) of the Hawks, and Jack Nichols (16), of the Celtics
There’s no doubt that Bob Cousy stands tall whenever we talk about all the floor generals who had the chance to don a Celtics jersey. The man was a wizard with a ball and was part of their dynasty in the 50s and 60s.

Boston Celtics – Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson #3, Point Guard and Shooting Guard for the Boston Celtics jumps to make a one handed lay up to the basket as #42 James Worthy, #32 Magic Johnson and #33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during their NBA Pacific Division basketball game on 16th February 1986 at The Forum arena in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States. The Celtics won the game 105 – 99. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Allsport/Getty Images)
Without Dennis Johnson’s contributions, the Celtics would not have been as dominant as they were in the 1980s. Johnson was a clutch player and was also a defensive pest for Boston.

Boston Celtics – K.C. Jones

(Original Caption) Boston: Celtics’ K.C. Jones (R) comes in on basket flying high, but not high enough as Warriors’ Wilt Chamberlain (L) blocks his scoring attempt, 3rd quarter action, Boston Garden. The Celtics went on to win their 6th consecutive world championship, downing the Warriors, 105-99

While Jones never gathered the same personal accolades compared to his fellow Mount Rushmore buddies in this list, the NBA floor general was an integral part of the Celtics dynasty from 1958 to 1967.

Boston Celtics – Rajon Rondo

LONDON – OCTOBER 10: Rajon Rondo #9 of Boston runs with the ball during NBA Europe Live 2007 Tour match between the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the O2 Arena on October 10, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Rondo will be hard-pressed to get his jersey number retired by the Celtics, but there’s no doubt that he was one of the best point guards in the league from the late 2000s until the mid-2010s.

Brooklyn Nets – Jason Kidd

11 Dec 2001: Guard Jason Kidd #5 of the New Jersey Nets pushes the ball upcourt against the Chicago Bulls in second half action at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Kidd had 17 points as the Nets defeated the Bulls 107-93. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2001 NBAE Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Kidd was the catalyst of the Nets’ Finals runs in 2002 and 2003. In 2003, he was close to winning the league MVP, finishing second behind Spurs great Tim Duncan in the voting.

Brooklyn Nets – Kenny Anderson


The second overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft had a relatively brief stint with the Nets, which lasted just five seasons, but he was productive with them nonetheless. He was selected as an all-star in 1994.

Brooklyn Nets – Devin Harris

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 16: Devin Harris #34 of the New Jersey Nets dribbles up court during the second half of a pre-season game against the Boston Celtics at the IZOD Center on October 16, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Celtics won 111-108. (Photo by Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)
While Harris only lasted four seasons with the Nets, he truly had his best years while playing for them from 2008 to 2011. He was named an all-star in 2009, his lone appearance throughout his entire career.

Brooklyn Nets – Deron Williams

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: #8 Deron Williams of the Nets in action during the NBA match between New Jersey Nets and the Toronto Raptors at the O2 Arena on March 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Williams was underwhelming during his time with the Nets but still was an obvious choice for their Mount Rushmore compared to other NBA point guards who have spent time with the team.

Charlotte Hornets – Kemba Walker

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 03: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a play against the Portland Trail Blazers during their game at Spectrum Center on March 03, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
This was a no-brainer, as Walker holds multiple franchise records, such as three-pointers, field goals made, and total points. He has also been arguably the best player on the team throughout its existence.

Charlotte Hornets – Muggsy Bogues

14 Jan 1994: Guard Tyrone Bogues of the Charlotte Hornets stands on the court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
Standing at 5 foot 3, the smallest player to ever play the game was one of the best floor generals throughout the history of the Hornets from 1988 to 1997.

Charlotte Hornets – Baron Davis

15 Dec 2000: Baron Davis #1 of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during the game against the Washington Wizards at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. the Hornets defeated the Wizards 103-89. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport
While we mostly remember Davis in a Warriors jersey, he spent his first six seasons in the league with the Hornets from 1999 to 2005. He was a score-first floor point guard for the team and led them to five straight playoff appearances.

Chicago Bulls – Derrick Rose

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 18: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls stands on the court during the game with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 18, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 116-109. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The 2011 NBA MVP was arguably the best point guard of the Chicago Bulls. Had he not suffered multiple injuries in his career, he’d certainly be a first-ballot Hall of Fame.

Chicago Bulls – Ron Harper

7 Jun 1996: Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bull, left, discusses strategy with teammates Ron Harper, center, and Scottie Pippen during a time-out on the court during the fourth quarter of game two in the NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, Illino
Harper arguably played out of position during his time with the Bulls, as he was not a natural floor general by any means. However, he performed his duties well enough to help guide the Bulls to three straight championships from 1996 to 1998.

Chicago Bulls – Kirk Hinrich

CHICAGO – DECEMBER 18: Kirk Hinrich #12 of the Chicago Bulls yells to his teammates as Jamaal Tinsley #11 of the Indiana Pacers defends on December 18, 2004 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pacers 85-71. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Hinrich was not an all-star caliber player, but his inclusion in the Bulls’ Mount Rushmore of floor generals is warranted, as he was a steady and efficient NBA player during the post-Jordan era.

Chicago Bulls – Reggie Theus

LANDOVER, MD – CIRCA 1981: Reggie Theus #24 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles the ball against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1981 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Theus played for the Bulls from 1978-84. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Theus was a two-time all-star with the Bulls from 1981 to 1983. His best season came in 1982-1983 when he averaged 23.8 ppg for the team.

Cleveland Cavaliers – Kyrie Irving

ATLANTA, GA – MAY 08: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives the lane against Al Horford #15 and Mike Scott #32 of the Atlanta Hawks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 8, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Who could forget Kyrie’s game-winning three-pointer in the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors? That shot alone should be immortalized throughout the Cleveland area.

Cleveland Cavaliers – Mark Price

CLEVELAND, : Cleveland Cavaliers Mark Price (25) dribbles around the Boston Celtics Rick Fox 26 December. The action took place during the first half of their game at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (COLOR KEY:Basketball is orange.) (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images)
Price was a four-time all-star and a three-time member of the All-NBA Teams during his tenure with the Cavs. His number 25 jersey now hangs in the rafters of Cavaliers Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers – Andre Miller

CLEVELAND, UNITED STATES: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Andre Miller holds an ice bag to his head as he watches from the bench after leaving the game following a hard foul during the fourth quarter of Cleveland’s 101-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on 12 April, 2000 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH. AFP PHOTO David MAXWELL (Photo credit should read DAVID MAXWELL/AFP via Getty Images)
The beloved journeyman spent his first three years in the association as a member of the Cavaliers. While he certainly enjoyed success with different teams, Miller’s brief time with the Cavs was a breath of fresh air as he was the only positive thing they had during that time.

Cleveland Cavaliers – Darius Garland

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 07: Darius Garland #10 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a LA Clippers foul during a 120-118 Clippers win at Crypto.com Arena on April 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
This seems too soon, but the pool of choices isn’t that deep either. But Garland is arguably the best point guard the team has had since Kyrie Irving, and he has the chance to take this NBA team to newer heights in the future.

Dallas Mavericks – Luka Doncic

DALLAS, TEXAS – APRIL 07: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates after a score in overtime against the Houston Rockets at American Airlines Center on April 07, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)
Players like Luka are hard to come by in the league and the Mavs are poised to win an NBA title sooner rather than later with him at the helm. The Slovenian is the best player of the Mavs in the post-Nowitzki era.

Dallas Mavericks – Jason Kidd

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 12: Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks gestures on court against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kidd had two stints with the Mavs but it was in his second stint that he became a beloved figure within the organization. He was their floor general during their improbable title run in 2011.

Dallas Mavericks – Derek Harper

LOS ANGELES – 1987: Derek Harper #12 of the Dallas Mavericks rests during an NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California in 1987. (Photo by: Mike Powell/Getty Images)
Before Luka and Kidd, Harper was perhaps the best point guard in Mavs history. His inclusion in the team’s Mount Rushmore is warranted, as he’s widely considered one of the most productive NBA guards in the 1980s and early 90s.

Dallas Mavericks – Steve Nash

WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 23: Steve Nash #13 of the Dallas Mavericks drives around Juan Dixon #3 of the Washington Wizards during the NBA game at MCI Center on February 23, 2003 in Washington, D.C. The Mavericks won in overtime 106-101. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Owner Mark Cuban still considers his fumble on failing to re-sign Nash in the 2004 free agency as one the biggest mistakes of his career. Before his MVP days with Phoenix, Nash was a two-time all-star during his entire tenure with Dallas.

Denver Nuggets – Jamal Murray

DENVER, COLORADO – MARCH 21: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets plays the New York Knicks during the fpurth quarter at Ball Arena on March 21, 2024 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
No all-star and no All-NBA accolades? That’s not a problem for Jamal Murray, who knows that winning an NBA championship is much more important than other awards. He’s the second-best player in the Nuggets today behind superstar Nikola Jokic.

Denver Nuggets – Fat Lever


Lever was absolutely a scoring machine for the Nuggets in the 80s. He was selected to two all-star games for his efforts and was also a one-time member of the All-NBA team in 1987.

Denver Nuggets – Mahmoud Abdul Rauf

1990: Guard Chris Jackson of the Denver Nuggets poses for a picture. Mandatory Credit: Tim de Frisco /Allsport
Despite standing only at 6 foot 1, Abdul Rauf(formerly Chris Jackson) was one of the most reliable point guards for the Nuggets from 1990 to 1996.

Denver Nuggets – Chauncey Billups

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 10: Chauncey Billups #1 of the Denver Nuggets takes a free throw against the Dallas Mavericks during NBA action at the Pepsi Center on February 10, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Mavericks 121-120. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Billups had two stints with the Nuggets, but his second one was celebrated much more due to the team’s success on the court. From 2008 to 2011, he transformed the Nuggets from perennial first-round playoff exits into plausible contenders.

Detroit Pistons – Isiah Thomas


Thomas is arguably the best point guard in the franchise’s history. He guided the team to back-to-back NBA titles in 1989 and 1990, and his inclusion in the team’s Mount Rushmore is as solid as a well-built car manufactured in Detroit.

Detroit Pistons – Chauncey Billups

INDIANAPOLIS – MAY 22: Chauncey Billups #1 of the Detroit Pistons moves past Anthony Johnson #8 of the Indiana Pacers in Game one of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2004 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Billups was awarded a Finals MVP in 2004 when the Pistons surprisingly defeated the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. “Mr. Big Shot” was a bonafide clutch player for Detroit.

Detroit Pistons – Dave Bing

MILWAUKEE – 1970: Dave Bing #21 of the Detroit Pistons looks on during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks circa 1970 at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images
Bing is perhaps Detroit’s first true superstar. From 1966 to 1975, he was a bucket-getter for them and a six-time member of the all-star team.

Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter during the Play-In Tournament at Golden 1 Center on April 16, 2024 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
If we talk about the NBA’s Mount Rushmore of players, we can even argue that Curry will also be included in an extended list if we’re being honest about it. The best shooter the game has ever seen has been playing for the Dubs for more than a decade and has brought home four titles for the franchise.

Golden State Warriors – Tim Hardaway


Ever since the Warriors selected him in the 1989 NBA Draft, Hardaway quickly became one of the most exciting floor generals in the league due to his crossover moves on the court. And oh…he was also a very good scorer for the Warriors back then.

Golden State Warriors – Baron Davis

OAKLAND, CA – NOVEMBER 16: Baron Davis #5 of the Golden State Warriors smiles during a game against the Sacramento Kings on November 16, 2006 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Davis gets his second nod on this list. He was instrumental in the “We Believe” Warriors era in the latter part of the 2000s. He was the best player on the team when they upset the Mavs as the eighth seed in the 2007 NBA playoffs.

Golden State Warriors – Guy Rodgers

UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 02: Baskeball: Closeup of San Francisco Warriors Rick Barry (24) and Guy Rodgers (5) in locker room before game vs Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco, CA 12/2/1965 (Photo by George Long/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (SetNumber: X11179 TK12 F4
Ever wondered who fed the ball to Wilt Chamberlain in the post during his time with the Warriors? It was none other Guy Rodgers. His game was not limited to just playmaking as he was also a scorer for the franchise.

Houston Rockets – Calvin Murphy

BOSTON – 1976: Calvin Murphy #23 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against Charlie Scott #11 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1976 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images
The 5 foot 9 Murphy scored nearly 18,000 career points with the Rockets from 1970 to 1983. He was a dynamic point guard who could drive and shoot the ball with ease.

Houston Rockets – Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith of the Houston Rockets (L) works against Dallas Maverick’s Jason Kidd during early action at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas 28 February. The Mavericks defeated the Hosuton Rockets 102-101. (COLOR KEY: Rockets wear red) AFP PHOTO (Photo by PAUL BUCK / AFP) (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP via Getty Images)
While Kenny Smith did not gather the personal accolades to be considered a great floor general, he was instrumental in the Rockets’ back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995.

Houston Rockets – Aaron Brooks

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 06: Aaron Brooks #0 of the Houston Rockets moves the ball in front of Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Brooks was never projected to become a starter for the Rockets, but he gradually worked his game out to edge all the floor generals on the roster. In 2010, he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player.

Houston Rockets – Steve Francis

30 Dec 2000: Steve Francis #3 of the Houston Rockets signals on the court during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 114-99. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez /Allsport
Francis was a three-time all-star with the Rockets from 1999 to 2004. He had crazy handles and was an above-the-rim player despite standing at only 6 foot 3.

Indiana Pacers – Mark Jackson

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 14: Indiana Pacer Mark Jackson feeds a pass between defenders Andrew Lang (28) and Stacey Augmon (2) of the Atlanta Hawks during first half action 14 December 1994 in Indianapolis, IN. The Pacers won 81-79. (Photo credit should read JOHN RUTHROFF/AFP via Getty Images)
The 1988 Rookie of the Year arguably had his best years as a player with the Indiana Pacers. He was their starting point guard from the mid-to-late 1990s when they were league contenders.

Indiana Pacers – George Hill

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 16: George Hill #3 of the Indiana Pacers drives past Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Hill spent five years with the Pacers from 2011 to 2016 and was an effective floor general for the franchise. He was never flashy but was always a steady presence for the team.

Indiana Pacers – Jamaal Tinsley

2 Dec 2001: Jamaal Tinsley #11 of the Indiana Pacers passes the ball as he is guarded by Jeff McInnis #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers defeated the Pacers 103-72. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2001 NBAE Mandatory Credit: Jeff Grossl /Allsport
From 2001 to 2009, Tinsley brought a streetball-like flare to the Pacers. He was also a very good passer and averaged 6.1 apg throughout his NBA career.

Indiana Pacers – Vern Fleming


Fleming played for the Pacers from 1984 to 1995. He was never flashy but was a good point guard throughout his career with the franchise.

Los Angeles Clippers – Chris Paul

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers scores a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of the basketball game at Staples Center April 12, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The arrival of Chris Paul definitely catapulted the Clippers into title contention for a few years, thus his inclusion in the NBA team’s Mount Rushmore of point guards. However, the team was also infamous due to the blown series of leads they had against opponents in the playoffs.

Los Angeles Clippers – Lou Williams

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 13: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers shoots the ball over Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Like Chris Paul, Williams was present during the Clippers’ best stretch of basketball in their franchise. Williams was not a starter, but he was one of the best sixth man the league has ever seen.

Los Angeles Clippers – Norm Nixon

LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 1: Norm Nixon #10 of the Los Angeles Clippers dribbles the ball during the NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Great Western Forum, in Los Angeles, California on January 1, 1989. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/NBAE/Getty Images)
It must have been a downgrade for Nixon to be traded to the Clippers from the Lakers in the mid-80s, but he took on the lead role for the team right from the get-go. He was a steady presence on the court and inside the locker room for the Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers – James Harden

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 04: James Harden #1 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket between Aaron Gordon #50 and Michael Porter Jr. #1 of the Denver Nuggets during a 102-100 Clippers win at Crypto.com Arena on April 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Technically a two-guard throughout his career, Harden played point guard for the Clippers in 2024 and has done an admirable job at the spot so far for the team.

Los Angeles Lakers – Magic Johnson

LOS ANGELES – 1987: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands during warm ups before an NBA game at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California in 1987. (Photo by: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Five NBA Championships, three Finals MVP and also three regular season MVP awards. Magic Johnson is often considered one of the best players in the history of the game.

Los Angeles Lakers – Jerry West

American basketball player Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers leaps into the air to make a shot during a game against the Boston Celtics, 1960s or mid 1970s. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
The NBA logo himself, the 6 foot 3 West played both guard positions with ease. While often remembered for his scoring, the former 1970 scoring champion was a severely underrated passer as he averaged 9.7 apg during their title run in 1972.

Los Angeles Lakers – Gail Goodrich

MILWAUKEE – 1970: Gail Goodrich #25 of Los Angeles Lakers talks to a referee against the Milwaukee Bucks during a game circa 1970 at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images
It’s kinda sad that Goodrich’s name is often lost when we talk about Laker greats nowadays. The 6 foot 1 floor general had two stints with the Lakers and the second one was considered very fruitful as he helped the team to a championship in 1972.

Los Angeles Lakers – Derek Fisher

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles around Gerald Wallace #3 and Jamal Crawford #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the game at Staples Center on February 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
While this may sound like a downgrade compared to the Laker greats mentioned above, Fisher was the ultimate role player for the team for years. The plethora of clutch shots he made to win quite a few of their games was legendary in their own right.

Memphis Grizzlies – Ja Morant

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies dribbles during a 127-113 Grizzlies win at Crypto.com Arena on January 05, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
He may be new, but Ja Morant is undoubtedly the most gifted floor general the team has ever had throughout their history in the league.

Memphis Grizzlies – Mike Conley Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 16: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards in the second half at Capital One Arena on March 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
When it comes to NBA point guard Mount Rushmore, the unassuming Mike Conley Jr. was arguably one of the best ever to play for the Grizzlies. He may not be flashy, but Conley is a very efficient player on the court.

Memphis Grizzlies – Jason Williams

NEW YORK – DECEMBER 1: Jason Williams #2 of the Memphis Grizzlies moves the ball against Stephon Marbury #3 of the New York Knicks December 1, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The Knicks won 90-82. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The “White Chocolate” mostly spent the bulk of his prime years with the franchise and helped them to a couple of playoff appearances in the mid-2000s.

Memphis Grizzlies – Mike Bibby


Had to put Bibby here somewhere as he’s considered one of the best point guards in the league who has never played in an all-star game. Bibby played for the Grizzlies from 1998 to 2001 and led the league in games played in the regular season during that time.

Miami Heat – Dwyane Wade

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – MAY 1: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat holds the ball against Richard Jefferson #24 of the New Jersey Nets in Game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2005 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2005 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Heat won 110-97 to sweep the series 4-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Not many people know that before Wade became a full-time shooting guard in the NBA, he once played point guard during his early years with Miami. The three-time NBA champion is truly one of the best players in Heat history.

Miami Heat – Tim Hardaway

4 Apr 1996: Guard Tim Hardaway of the Miami Heat looks for an open teammate around the reaching arm of guard Ron Harper of the Chicago Bulls during first quarter action of their game at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Mandatory Credit: Jonat
Hardaway was one of the league’s best floor generals in the 1990s, and his flashy style brought excitement to the franchise from the mid-to-late 1990s.

Miami Heat – Mario Chalmers

ATLANTA – APRIL 19: Mario Chalmers #6 of the Miami Heat watches the ball bounce away after trying to save it while taking on the Atlanta Hawks during Game One of the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks defeated the Heat 90-64. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
The Heat’s big three of James, Wade and Bosh needed some role players to fulfill multiple duties on the court and Chalmers calmly stepped into the role for them during their back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.

Miami Heat – Goran Dragic

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 02: Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Bismack Biyombo #8 of the Charlotte Hornets in the first quarter at Spectrum Center on May 02, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Dragic spent six-plus years with Miami and was named to his first and only all-star game in 2018. He arguably had his best seasons as a pro while playing for the Heat.

Milwaukee Bucks – Oscar Robertson

MILWAUKEE – 1970: Oscar Robertson #1 of the Milwaukee Bucks moves the ball up court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1970 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Big O is not just a part of Milwaukee’s point guard Mount Rushmore; he’s also one of the best players who ever donned a Bucks jersey. He was the first player ever to average a triple-double for an entire season.

Milwaukee Bucks – Jrue Holiday

CLEVELAND, OHIO – FEBRUARY 05: Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks passes around Taurean Prince #12 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 05, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Holiday was an instrumental member of the Bucks during their championship run in 2021. Aside from scoring, he’s a defensive pest due to his long arms and high basketball IQ whenever he’s on the floor.

Milwaukee Bucks – Sam Cassell

26 Feb 2001: Sam Cassell #10 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives past Eric Snow #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers as the Bucks defeated the 76ers 98-91 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT.
Cassell spent four years with the Bucks and was a steady presence on the floor during the team’s rebuilding phase from 1999 to 2003.

Milwaukee Bucks – Damian Lillard

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 10: Damian Lillard #0 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by Cole Anthony #50 of the Orlando Magic during a game at Fiserv Forum on April 10, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Although Lillard is relatively new to the team, it’s hard to ignore him on this list due to all the accolades he has won throughout his career. If he can help Giannis win another NBA title, then his place on the team’s Mount Rushmore will surely be guaranteed.

Minnesota Timberwolves – Terrell Brandon

19 Jan 2001: Terrell Brandon #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves jumps to shoot the ball as Emanual Davis #15 of the Seattle SuperSonics tries to block him during the game at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The Timberwolves defeated the SuperSonics 98-93. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport
Even though Brandon’s time with the Wolves was spent during his last years in the league, he was still an effective floor general for the team during the era of prime Kevin Garnett.

Minnesota Timberwolves – Sam Cassell

LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 7: Sam Cassell #19 of the Minnesota Timberwolves goes up for a shot as Marko Jaric #20 of the Los Angeles Clippers defends on December 7, 2003 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Cassell makes a surprising appearance in this list but his brief stint with the team came at a time when the Wolves had the most success on the court. For his efforts, he was named to his first and only all-star appearance in 2004.

Minnesota Timberwolves – Ricky Rubio

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 13: Ricky Rubio #9 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket against Jeff Green #8 of the Brooklyn Nets in the third quarter of the game at Target Center on April 13, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Nets defeated the Timberwolves 127-97. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Rubio never lived up to the hype that surrounded him in Europe, but he was a very decent floor general for the Wolves from 2011 to 2017.

Minnesota Timberwolves – Stephon Marbury


Before Marbury went on to shine with New York, he was first perfecting his craft as a member of Wolves from 1996 to 1999.

New Orleans Pelicans – Chris Paul

SAN ANTONIO – MAY 11: Guard Chris Paul #3 of the New Orleans Hornets drives the ball against Kurt Thomas #40 and Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the AT&T Center on May 11, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
CP3 definitely put the lowly Pelicans on the map for a few years, especially in the latter part of the 2000s. Had he got enough help, maybe his stint there would have gone a little longer.

New Orleans Pelicans – Jrue Holiday

NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 30: Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball over George Hill #3 of the Indiana Pacers at the New Orleans Arena on October 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
In his second appearance on this list, the unassuming Holiday played for the Pelicans from 2013 to 2020. He immediately established his presence on both ends of the floor and helped them reach the playoffs a few times.

New Orleans Pelicans – Devonte Graham

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 20: Devonte’ Graham #4 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Smoothie King Center on October 20, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
How could a year-and-a-half stint land Graham in the Mount Rushmore of NBA point guards with New Orleans? Well, he’s just the proud owner of the longest buzzer-beating game-winner in NBA history(61 ft), which he made against OKC in 2021.

New Orleans Pelicans – Rajon Rondo

PORTLAND, OR – APRIL 17: Rajon Rondo #9 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives against Ed Davis #17 of the Portland Trail Blazers during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on April 17, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
This may be a stretch, as Rondo only played one season for the team, but his impact on the court resulted in a deep run for the Pelicans in the 2018 NBA playoffs.

New York Knicks – Walt Frazier

UNDATED: New York Knicks’ forward Walt Frazier #10 shoots from the free throw line during a game. (Photo by Focus on Sport via Getty Images
When we talk about Knicks point guards, it would be a crime not to mention Frazier first. He has won two titles with his career in New York which also included a Finals MVP award in 1970.

New York Knicks – Earl Monroe

Basketball player Earl Monroe (15) of the New York Knicks tries to dribble around Mike Riordan (6) of the Baltimore Bullets during a Madison Square Garden Game, New York City, US, 30th December 1971. Baltimore won 110-102. (Photo by UPI/Bettmann via Getty Images
The list would not be complete without Earl Monroe, Frazier’s backcourt buddy during their 1973 title run. He’s also a member of the NBA Hall of Fame.

New York Knicks – Mark Jackson


Mark Jackson won Rookie of the Year in the 1987-1988 season despite being selected as the 18th overall pick in the 1987 NBA draft. He was a maestro on the court and his passing ability was considered elite by many.

New York Knicks – Jalen Brunson

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 14: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks celebrates his three point shot during the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2024 in New York City. The New York Knicks defeated the Chicago Bulls 120-119 in OT. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Brunson’s relatively new to the Knicks but he’s already created the buzz back in New York that was not seen since Carmelo Anthony’s days with the team. Can he steer the team into title contention in the near future?

Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – DECEMBER 25: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates during the second half of a NBA game against the Houston Rockets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on December 25, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder defeated the Rockets 112-107. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
*Although the Thunder and the Sonics do share history records together, the Sonics deserve their own list and this one will be strictly for players who have donned a Thunder jersey.

While the internet loves to mock Westbrook’s game, there was a time when he was one of the best players in the entire league. The man won an MVP in 2017 and averaged a triple-double in multiple seasons. He should be celebrated, not mocked.

Oklahoma City Thunder – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – APRIL 14: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks at Paycom Center on April 14, 2024 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Joshua Gateley/Getty Images)
Nobody predicted SGA’s rise as one of the best players in the league today, but here we are. The Thunder are back in title contention, and it’s all due to Shai’s unprecedented rise as a playmaker.

Oklahoma City Thunder – Chris Paul

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – OCTOBER 23: Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during an opening night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
It was just a brief one-year stint, but Paul steered the then-rebuilding Thunder squad into the playoffs in the 2018-2019 NBA season. Paul’s lone season with the team definitely influenced a young SGA as they were backcourt buddies back then.

Oklahoma City Thunder – Reggie Jackson

DALLAS, TX – DECEMBER 28: Reggie Jackson #15 of the Oklahoma City Thunder takes a shot against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on December 28, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Jackson primarily served as Westbrook’s backup from 2012 to 2015 and was very effective in his role. He had the potential to become a starting point guard for another NBA team which he truly did after his time with OKC.

Orlando Magic – Penny Hardaway

5 Mar 1999: Anfernee Hardaway #1 of the Orlando Magic looks on before the game against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Magic defeated the Raptors 89-84. Mandatory Credit: Robert Laberge /Allsport
Hardaway’s time with Orlando was truly magical as he steered the team to a finals appearance in 1995. He was billed as the second coming of Laker great Magic Johnson and was on the trajectory toward greatness, but injuries truly robbed him of his potential.

Orlando Magic – Jameer Nelson

ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 24: Jameer Nelson #14 of the Orlando Magic looks to make a pass against Jodie Meeks #20 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the game at Amway Center on January 24, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
The 6-foot Nelson played for the Magic from 2004 to 2014 and was their lead point guard during their 2009 NBA Finals run.

Orlando Magic – Scott Skiles

Oct 1993: Guard Scott Skiles of the Orlando Magic (right) drives the ball down the court during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Mandatory Credit: Mike Cooper /Allsport
Skiles’ inclusion on this list was unexpected, but he truly belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Magic point guards as he was a savvy NBA floor general who could pass the rock like magic.

Orlando Magic – DJ Augustin

ORLANDO, FL – OCTOBER 26: D.J. Augustin #14 of the Orlando Magic drives against Tyler Johnson #8 of the Miami Heat on opening night on October 26, 2016 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Manuela Davies/Getty Images)
Surprised? Augustin’s time with the Magic was severely underrated. He was a major contributor to Orlando’s surprising playoff appearance in 2019.

Philadelphia 76ers – Allen Iverson

2 May 2001: Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers appears in a light mood prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals playoff game at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Tom Pidgeon/Allsport
One of the most iconic Sixers players ever, Iverson captured the minds of the entire nation during his time with Philadelphia. He was named league MVP in 2001 and was a member of multiple all-star games and All-NBA teams.

Philadelphia 76ers – Maurice Cheeks


Even though Cheeks was a second-round pick in 1978, he quickly established himself as the team’s starting point guard from 1978 to 1989. He also won a championship with the team in 1983.

Philadelphia 76ers – Hal Greer

Basketball: NBA Playoffs: Philadelphia 76ers Hal Greer (15) victorious, pouring champagne over Dave Gambee (20) in locker room after winning Game 5 and series vs Boston Celtics at Convention Hall. Philadelphia, PA 4/11/1967 CREDIT: Neil Leifer (Photo by Neil Leifer /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: L78571 TK1 C3 F5A
Greer was a lifer of the Sixers and played for the famed franchise from 1958 to 1973. He scored over 21,000 career points in the NBA and still holds a few records in the franchise to this day.

Philadelphia 76ers – Tyrese Maxey

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 14: Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball in the first quarter against Cam Thomas #24 of the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center on April 14, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Maxey’s surprising ascent as a playmaker truly delighted Sixers fans worldwide. He’s still young, but his potential to become a star is definitely in the cards for him.

Phoenix Suns – Steve Nash

OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 07: Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns licks his fingers during a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 7, 2005 at the Arena in Oakland, California. The Suns beat the Warriors 118-110. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Literally nobody in the league predicted that Nash would become a two-time regular season MVP after signing with the Suns in the 2004 free agency period. He would then steer the lowly Suns into title contention for nearly half a decade.

Phoenix Suns – Kevin Johnson


The 6 foot 1 Johnson was a three-time all-star and a four-time member of the All-NBA Second Team while playing for the Suns from 1988 to 2000.

Phoenix Suns – Jason Kidd

5 Feb 1999: Jason Kidd #32 of the Phoenix Suns waits during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the LA Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The Suns defeated the Clippers 101-92. Mandatory Credit: Aubrey Washington /Allsport
After Kidd’s tumultuous first stint with Dallas, he quickly established himself as the lead floor general in Phoenix for five seasons. He also steered the team into the playoffs post-Charles Barkley era.

Phoenix Suns – Chris Paul

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 31: Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns looks on during the first half of a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 31, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)
Chris Paul’s stint with the Suns lasted just three seasons, but due to his contributions on the floor(including a Finals appearance in 2021), it’s hard to omit his name from the team’s point guard Mount Rushmore list.

Portland Trail Blazers – Damian Lillard

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – DECEMBER 19: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers goes up for a basket during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Paycom Center on December 19, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)
Nobody can argue Lillard’s place at the top of the Blazers’ list when it comes to NBA point guards. He poured his heart and soul into making the team respectable from 2012 to 2023.

Portland Trail Blazers – Terry Porter


Porter spent ten years with the franchise and was selected to two all-star games due to his outstanding contributions to the team.

Portland Trail Blazers – Damon Stoudamire

17 Nov 1999: Damon Stoudamire #3 of the Portland TrailBlazers dribbles the ball as he is guardes by Darrell Armstrong #10 of the Orlando Magic at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Blazers defeated the Magic 81-79. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport
The 5 foot 10 Stoudamire’s stint with the Blazers from 1997 to 2004 was a memorable one as the team was heavily considered a title favorite in the early 2000s.

Portland Trail Blazers – Rod Strickland


Strickland’s game really blossomed after he was traded from the Spurs to the Blazers in 1992. He was a great passer and a gifted scorer during his time in Portland.

Sacramento Kings – Oscar Robertson

Basketball: NBA Playoffs: Cincinnati Royals Oscar Robertson (14) in action, pass vs Boston Celtics Bill Russell (6) and Tom Sanders (16) at Cincinnati Gardens. Game 4. Cincinnati, OH 3/30/1966 CREDIT: Walter Iooss Jr. (Photo by Walter Iooss Jr. /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X11537
Every now and then, we are reminded about the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season. Robertson achieved that feat as a member of the Royals during the 1961 to 1962 season.

Sacramento Kings – Nate Archibald

Basketball: Cincinnati Royals Nate Archibald (10) in action vs New York Knicks Mike Riordan (6) at Madison Square Garden. New York, NY 10/24/1970 CREDIT: Lane Stewart (Photo by Lane Stewart /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X15334 TK1 C7 F34
Archibald once averaged 34 ppg and 11.4 apg for the team in the 1972-1973 season. It’s safe to say that his inclusion in the team’s Mount Rushmore of NBA point guards is warranted.

Sacramento Kings – Mike Bibby

CHICAGO – MARCH 29: Mike Bibby #10 of the Sacramento Kings passes the ball during the game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March 29, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The Kings won 107-92. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Bibby was never named an all-star during his time with the Kings, but he surely played like one. He was arguably the second or third-best player for them during their contending years in the early 2000s.

Sacramento Kings – De’Aaron Fox

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 16: De’Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings is guarded by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in the second half during the Play-In Tournament at Golden 1 Center on April 16, 2024 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Fox’s story with the Kings is still being written, but he’s quickly catching up to their all-time greats due to his superb court play now that he’s in his prime years.

San Antonio Spurs – Tony Parker

SAN ANTONIO,TX – JANUARY 23 : Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots against Jeff Green #32 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at AT&T Center on January 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
When we talk about the Spurs, Parker’s name will definitely pop up after Tim Duncan and David Robinson. He was the Finals MVP in 2007 and won a total of four championships with the team.

San Antonio Spurs – Avery Johnson


Johnson was as stoic as it gets when it came to running the point for the Spurs. His most memorable contribution was sinking a baseline jumper that ultimately gave the Spurs their first title in 1999.

San Antonio Spurs – Dejounte Murray

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – APRIL 13: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots over Herbert Jones #5 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the third quarter of the 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament at Smoothie King Center on April 13, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans Pelicans won the game 113 – 103. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Murray became a revelation for the team during the post-Duncan days, and his inclusion in the team’s Mount Rushmore of NBA point guards is deserved. He gave Spurs fans something to cheer for when their dynasty run finally ended.

San Antonio Spurs – Patty Mills

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 12: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots a three-point basket and draws a foul from Solomon Hill #18 of the Atlanta Hawks during the second half at State Farm Arena on February 12, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Spurs have not had many outstanding point guards throughout their history, which is why the Australian-born Mills gets a nod at this spot. Mills was a serviceable backup for the team and filled his role perfectly behind Tony Parker.

Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 02: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors shoots and scores a three-point basket, and is fouled by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on May 2, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Initially deemed as a locker room cancer, Lowry endeared the city of Toronto with his savvy playmaking and high basketball IQ whenever he was on the court. He’s arguably the most beloved Raptor of all time.

Toronto Raptors – Damon Stoudamire


Stoudamire became the franchise’s first true point guard and scorer during their early years in the NBA. He’s the shortest player to ever win Rookie of the Year in the association.

Toronto Raptors – Fred VanVleet

TORONTO, ON – APRIL 12: Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors reacts after hitting a three point shot at the end of the second quarter against the Chicago Bulls during the 2023 Play-In Tournament at the Scotiabank Arena on April 12, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj/Getty Images)
VanVleet’s rise from an undrafted player to an all-star was witnessed and cheered loudly by Toronto. He was an instrumental part of their 2019 title run, serving as a backup for Kyle Lowry.

Toronto Raptors – Jose Calderon

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 09: Jose Calderon #8 of the Toronto Raptors drives to the basket on Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers during a 102-83 Clipper win at Staples Center on December 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Spanish-born Calderon was a great figure for the franchise on and off the court. While he never reached an all-star status, he was a very good floor general for the Raptors from 2005 to 2013.

Utah Jazz – John Stockton

DENVER – JANUARY 15: John Stockton #12 of the Utah Jazz looks on against the Denver Nuggets during the game at Pepsi Center on January 15 2003 in Denver, Colorado. The Jazz won 92-81. (Photo By: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Stockton has two NBA records that will probably last forever. He is the league’s all-time leader in assists and steals. A quick look at the numbers shows that his competition isn’t even close enough to pose a threat to reaching both of his accomplishments.

Utah Jazz – Deron Williams

ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 12: Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 12, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
There was certainly a time in the league when fans were divided on who was better: Chris Paul or Deron Williams. Williams steered Utah into a conference finals appearance in the 2007 NBA playoffs and was a productive player for them for many years.

Utah Jazz – Ricky Rubio

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 22: Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz brings the ball up court against the Houston Rockets in the first half of Game Four during the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 22, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
While the Spanish-born Rubio never really matched the hype that followed him throughout his career, he was a very good veteran presence for the Jazz from 2017 to 2019.

Utah Jazz – Mike Conley Jr.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 07: Mike Conley #11 of the Utah Jazz in action against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at United Center on January 07, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Conley played for the Jazz from 2019 to 2023. After years of being snubbed in the All-Star game, he finally got his chance in 2021, when he was named a reserve for the team.

Washington Wizards – John Wall

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards dribbles against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
The first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft is arguably the best point guard the franchise ever had if we talk about points per game and all-star selections. During his heyday, Wall was one of the best floor generals in the entire league.

Washington Wizards – Gilbert Arenas

PHOENIX – DECEMBER 19: Gilbert Arenas #0 of the Washington Wizards drives the ball past Goran Dragic #2 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on December 19, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Wizards 121-95. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
If Wall is the best floor general in the NBA team’s Mount Rushmore, then Arenas is not far in terms of personal accomplishments. There was a three-year span in which Agent Zero was considered one of the best players in the league.

Washington Wizards – Rod Strickland

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 18: Rod Strickland #1 of the Washington Wizards with the ball as Dana Barros #11 of the Boston Celtics guards him during the game at the MCI Center on April 18, 1999 in Washington, D.C. The Celtics defested the Wizards 101-98. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
After his stint with the Blazers, Strickland quickly became the team’s starting point guard from 1996 to 2001. He had his best season as a pro in 1998 and was selected as a member of the All-NBA Second Team.

Washington Wizards – Earl Monroe

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 26, 1970: Earl Monroe #10 of the Baltimore Bullets drives during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 26, 1970 in New York, New York. (Photo by James Drake/Getty Images
Monroe was originally selected by the Baltimore Bullets as the 2nd overall pick in the 1967 NBA Draft. He quickly established himself as one of the premier guards in the league in the late 1960s and throughout the 70s.

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