The 25 Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

13. Dennis Johnson

Stats: 14.1 PPG 5.0 APG 3.9 RPG 1.3 SPG
Accomplishments: 5x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 9x All-Defense, 3x Champion, 1x Finals MVP, Member of Hall of Fame.
Teams: Sonics, Suns, Celtics

DJ is the greatest defensive point guard in NBA history. Standing at 6'4", 200 pounds, Johnson was able to body up smaller guards while often guarding the opponents best wing man. He helped the Sonics capture their one and only title ('79), and played a vital role in two Celtics championships in the '80s ('84 and '86). DJ was solid on the offensive end as well by always making the right decisions and scoring in the biggest moments.

He used his big frame to go to the basket, or he would stop on a dime for a mid-range pull-up jumper. He was as tough as nails and always seemed to be in the thick of things, making either clutch shots or clutch steals. Players around the league and his teammates respected him because he played hard every minute of every game. He was finally inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2010, three years after his death from a heart attack at the age of 52. R.I.P.

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