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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
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Donovan Mitchell
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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