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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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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 30

Number: 13

James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 29

Number: 11

Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is credited ...more

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Donovan Mitchell

Teams: Utah Jazz

Number: 45

Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Small forward from Houston, Texas

Teams: Miami Heat

Age: 30

Number: 21

Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college ...more

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 27

Number: 4

Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more

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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from Whitmire, South Carolina

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Age: 28

Number: 1

Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in ...more

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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 26

Number: 3

Bradley Emmanuel Beal (born June 28, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from Compton, California

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Age: 30

Number: 10

DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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9
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from Canton, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 28

Number: 3

Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his third ...more

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10
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Point guard, Shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 33

Number: 3

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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Guard from Renton, Washington

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Age: 24

Number: 8

Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more

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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Small forward, Forward from Charleston, South Carolina

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 28

Number: 22

James Khristian Middleton (born August 12, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Porter-Gaud ...more

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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Point guard, Shooting guard from Cookeville, Tennessee

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 35

Number: 4

Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more

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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Small Forward from Markham, Thornhill, Canada

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 24

Number: 22

Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard from Indianapolis, Indiana

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 10

Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. (born December 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In high school, he was named ...more

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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Malcolm Brogdon Shooting guard, Point guard from Norcross, Georgia

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Number: 13

Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon (born December 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rusty Shackelford added Shooting guard, Guard from Fall Creek Township, Fishers, Indiana

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Age: 25

Number: 14

Gary Harris (born September 14, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard, Small forward from North Babylon, New York

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 32

Number: 4

Daniel Richard Green Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard / Small forward from Miami, Florida

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Age: 27

Number: 10

Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr. (born March 16, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Shooting guard, Small forward from Lakewood, California

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 38

Number: 26

Kyle Elliot Korver (born March 17, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Small forward from Springfield, Illinois

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Age: 35

Number: 9

Andre Tyler Iguodala ( ig-wə-DAH-lə; born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The swingman was ...more

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Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Guard from Charlotte, North Carolina

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Age: 29

Number: 30

Seth Adham Curry (born August 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one ...more

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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Point guard, Shooting guard from Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 29

Number: 11

Jrue Randall Holiday (; born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Guard from San Antonio, Texas

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age: 27

Number: 8

Jordan Taylor Clarkson (born June 7, 1992) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Jaylen Brown

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 7

Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball ...more

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