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2022-23 NBA Point Guard Tiers

I finished up my center position tiers, so I figured I would move on to the point guard position. This was a little harder for me. These are my personal opinions, so you may not agree with my rankings. But, keep in mind that these are rankings heading into the 2022-23 season, so they will definitely be different at the end of next season. Also, keep in mind that there were some players that I classified as shooting guards, so they didn’t make the list. With that in mind, let’s get into it.

Check out center tiers here.

Tier 5: Quality Starters

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JUNE 2: Mike Conley #10 of the Utah Jazz dribbles the ball during Round 1, Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2021 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
  • Mike Conley – UTA
  • Josh Giddey – OKC
  • John Wall – LAC
  • Monte Morris – WSH
  • D’Angelo Russell – MIN
  • Malcolm Brogdon – BOS
  • Jordan Clarkson – UTA

There are so many good point guards in today’s game. It’s hard to put these guys in a category labeled “Quality Starters”. They are definitely more than that. There are just better players. John Wall was once one of the best in the league, but I need him to prove himself again with the Clippers.

Tier 4: All-Star Caliber

  • Kyle Lowry – MIA
  • De’Aaron Fox – SAC
  • Lonzo Ball – CHI
  • Cade Cunningham – DET
  • Marcus Smart – BOS
  • Russell Westbrook – LAL
  • Tyrese Haliburton – IND
  • Jalen Brunson – NYK

Man, this was tough. Putting these guys in the 4th tier seems disrespectful. I think Haliburton and Cunningham really earned their spot here, and I think they are only going up from here. I really hate to put Westbrook this low, but he simply isn’t the player he once was.

Tier 3: Stars

CLEVELAND, OH – February 9, 2022: Darius Garland #10 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the San Antonio Spurs on FEBRUARY 9. 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
  • Darius Garland – CLE
  • Jrue Holiday – MIL
  • Jamal Murray – DEN
  • Lamelo Ball – CHA
  • Dejounte Murray – ATL
  • Fred Vanvleet – TOR
  • Ben Simmons – BKN

There are a couple of injured players here that I think will earn some respect once they prove themselves again. Other than that, I feel like every player here has the potential to move up to tier 2. I’m excited to see Dejounte in a Hawks uniform.

Tier 2: Superstars

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 6: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates during the game against the Denver Nuggets on February 6, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
  • Kyrie Irving – BKN
  • Trae Young – ATL
  • Chris Paul – PHX
  • Ja Morant – MEM
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – OKC
  • Damian Lillard – POR

One guy here that I think is really overlooked is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He is so electric when he steps on the court. Honestly, it’s going to be interesting to see guys like Kyrie and Trae share the court with other elite point guards.

Tier 1: Best of the Best

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 21: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2021 Play-In Tournament on May 21, 2021 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
  • Luka Doncic – DAL
  • Stephen Curry – GSW

This was the most obvious category in my opinion. Nobody else is playing at the level that these guys are. There has been continued belief that Luka will finally win an MVP this year. I guess we will find out. Who do you think is better between these two currently?

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