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The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards

Updated November 22, 2019 26.8k votes 3.7k voters 26.8k views51 items

List RulesVote 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 Harden1
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    547

    James Harden

    Houston Rockets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

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  • Donovan Mitchell2
    976
    423

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionShooting guard

    Number45

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Devin Booker3
    983
    486

    Devin Booker

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionShooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bradley Beal4
    943
    475

    Bradley Beal

    Washington Wizards

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Number3

    Bradley Emmanuel Beal (born June 28, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Klay Thompson5
    1,458
    803

    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Victor Oladipo6
    1,049
    541

    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

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  • Jimmy Butler7
    1,094
    576

    Jimmy Butler

    Miami Heat

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number21

    Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • C. J. McCollum8
    759
    394

    C. J. McCollum

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Number3

    Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • DeMar DeRozan9
    1,144
    752

    DeMar DeRozan

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionShooting guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Number10

    DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Zach LaVine10
    483
    292

    Zach LaVine

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionGuard

    Age25

    BirthplaceRenton, Washington

    Number8

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  • Jrue Holiday11
    87
    14

    Jrue Holiday

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceChatsworth, Los Angeles, California

    Number11

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  • Jaylen Brown12
    91
    18

    Jaylen Brown

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard

    Number7

    Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Khris Middleton13
    446
    268

    Khris Middleton

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward, Forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Number22

    James Khristian Middleton (born August 12, 1991) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Williams14
    458
    280

    Lou Williams

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Number3

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  • J. J. Redick15
    358
    288

    J. J. Redick

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionShooting guard

    Age36

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    Number4

    Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Harris16
    264
    200

    Gary Harris

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionShooting guard, Guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceFall Creek Township, Fishers, Indiana

    Number14

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  • D'Angelo Russell17
    77
    14

    D'Angelo Russell

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionGuard

    Age24

    D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Buddy Hield18
    119
    73

    Buddy Hield

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceFreeport, Bahamas

    Number24

    Chavano Rainier "Buddy" Hield (born December 17, 1992) is a Bahamian professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Fred VanVleet19
    52
    8

    Fred VanVleet

    Toronto Raptor

    PositionPoint guard

    Number23

    Fredderick Edmund VanVleet (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Malcolm Brogdon20
    226
    175

    Malcolm Brogdon

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    BirthplaceNorcross, Georgia

    Number13

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  • Eric Gordon21
    352
    341

    Eric Gordon

    Houston Rockets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number10

    Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. (born December 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • Andrew Wiggins22
    340
    340

    Andrew Wiggins

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionSmall Forward

    Age24

    BirthplaceMarkham, Thornhill, Canada

    Number22

    Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Danny Green23
    210
    166

    Danny Green

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age33

    BirthplaceNorth Babylon, New York

    Number4

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  • Bogdan Bogdanović24
    38
    12

    Bogdan Bogdanović

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward, Power forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    Number8

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  • Marcus Smart25
    37
    7

    Marcus Smart

    Boston Celtics

    PositionGuard

    Age26

    Number36

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