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Amid all the offseason NBA movement, the position of steady hands stayed steady. That is, most of the league's top point guards remained right where they were, gearing up to lead their (often new-look) teams to another run at a title. Which ones are the best as individuals? Our own Bradford Doolittle made his stats-based projections earlier this week. Now, click on the boxes to rank Doolittle's top 16 for yourself!

Rank 'Em: Power forwards | Shooting guards | Centers | NBA teams' under-25 talent

NBA Point Guards

Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon

2012-13: 11.3 PPG, 7.1 APG, 0.8 SPG

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

2012-13: 14.6 PPG, 6.1 APG, 2.2 SPG

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

2012-13: 22.9 PPG, 6.9 APG, 1.6 SPG

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

2012-13: 22.5 PPG, 5.9 APG, 1.5 SPG

Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson

2012-13: 16.7 PPG, 6.9 APG, 1.5 SPG

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

2012-13: 19.0 PPG, 6.5 APG, 0.9 SPG

Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry

2012-13: 11.6 PPG, 6.4 APG, 1.4 SPG

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

2012-13: 20.3 PPG, 7.6 APG, 0.8 SPG

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

2012-13: 16.9 PPG, 9.7 APG, 2.4 SPG

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

2012-13: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 1.8 SPG

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

2011-12: 21.8 PPG, 7.9 APG, 0.9 SPG

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio

2012-13: 10.7 PPG, 7.3 APG, 2.4 SPG

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker

2012-13: 17.7 PPG, 5.7 APG, 2.0 SPG

John Wall

John Wall

2012-13: 18.5 PPG, 7.6 APG, 1.3 SPG

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

2012-13: 23.2 PPG, 7.4 APG, 1.8 SPG

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

2012-13: 18.9 PPG, 7.7 APG, 1.0 SPG

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Mavericks free agency

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says his team is better off not having signed free-agent center Dwight Howard. It's the second year in a row that Cuban has fallen short in recruiting the best available player to Dallas, as he failed to land Deron Williams in 2011.

This year, Cuban says missing out on Howard means he will be able to add players. So far he's signed Jose Calderon, agreed with Monta Ellis, Wayne Ellington and Samuel Dalembert and reportedly is close to deals with Devin Harris and Brandan Wright. Are the Mavericks really better off? Vote below!

  • Mark Cuban said the Mavericks are in a better spot for not acquiring Dwight Howard. Do you agree?

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Warriors guard Stephen Curry lit up Madison Square Garden, dropping 54 points on the Knicks in a 109-105 loss. Curry did most of his damage from the outside, making 11 of 13 3-point attempts. For the season he's shooting 46 percent from distance and 90 percent from the free throw line. But is Curry the best pure shooter in the NBA? Mouse over the images to see each player's shooting stats from this season, and click on the images to rank them. You must rank at least five for your vote to count.

Stats through Feb. 27, 2013. Statistical support provided by NBA.com.

Best pure shooters in NBA

Ray Allen

Ray Allen

Miami Heat

40.1% jump shot FG pct
42.7% 3-pt FG pct
86.8% FT pct

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

New Orleans Hornets

40.1% jump shot FG pct
37.7% 3-pt FG pct
86.3% FT pct

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

30.5% jump shot FG pct
32.9% 3-pt FG pct
84.8% FT pct

Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon

Detroit Pistons

40.7% jump shot FG pct
44.5% 3-pt FG pct
90.9% FT pct

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

35.1% jump shot FG pct
46.0% 3-pt FG pct
90.6% FT pct

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder

38.0% jump shot FG pct
42.6% 3-pt FG pct
91.0% FT pct

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers

36.9% jump shot FG pct
42.0% 3-pt FG pct
85.8% FT pct

Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver

Atlanta Hawks

44.9% jump shot FG pct
46.4% 3-pt FG pct
85.7% FT pct

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

Oklahoma City Thunder

40.1% jump shot FG pct
43.5% 3-pt FG pct
90.4% FT pct

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers

41.0% jump shot FG pct
43.2% 3-pt FG pct
90.0% FT pct

Steve Novak

Steve Novak

New York Knicks

41.7% jump shot FG pct
44.3% 3-pt FG pct
95.7% FT pct

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks

41.9% jump shot FG pct
41.3% 3-pt FG pct
82.2% FT pct

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers

37.2% jump shot FG pct
34.6% 3-pt FG pct
88.4% FT pct

J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick

Milwaukee Bucks

37.2% jump shot FG pct
39.1% 3-pt FG pct
90.0% FT pct

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Rudy Gay

The Grizzlies, who've been looking to shed payroll without damaging their postseason chances too much, are on the verge of completing a trade that would send Rudy Gay to Toronto, Jose Calderon to Detroit and multiple pieces to Memphis, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Fans were mixed on who got the best of the trade, and whether the 26-year-old Gay was worth the contract that pays him $16.5 million this season.

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