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The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards  

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List Rules Vote up the top shooting guards in the league today.

Who are the best shooting guards currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the greatest shooting guards playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Make sure to also check out best current point guards and best current three-point shooters, along with the most clutch NBA players today. Having an awesome shooting guard gives any NBA team a huge advantage. It's a deep position, one often filled by a true leader.

Outstanding shooting guards who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, and Klay Thompson come to mind immediately).

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are agile players who manage to effectively defend the perimeter and cut inside the paint for an easy basket. These shooting guards are expert ball handlers who are able to shoot off the dribble or catch and shoot behind the three-point line.

Vote for the current shooting guards that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA SGs in any order you want. Vote below, then head over and check out the most overrated players in the NBA today.

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Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Tyler Herro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Joe Harris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Dillon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Kevin Huerter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Kent Bazemore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Malik Beasley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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