Basketball The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards  

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List Rules Only active shooting guards playing in the 2018-19 NBA season, based on their performances this year. No collegiate or retired players.

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, Klay Thompson, and Dwyane Wade 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.

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1,220 357
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Houston Rockets

2
953 561
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Golden State Warriors

3
824 512
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
San Antonio Spurs

4
690 365
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Minnesota Timberwolves

5
670 297
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Indiana Pacers

6
589 292
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Phoenix Suns

7
558 303
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Washington Wizards

8
583 242
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Utah Jazz

9
480 255
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Portland Trail Blazers

10
237 170
Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Chicago Bulls

11
214 152
Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Milwaukee Bucks

12
239 180
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers

13
376 366
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Miami Heat

14
237 213
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Houston Rockets

15
210 171
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Philadelphia 76ers

16
231 196
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Minnesota Timberwolves

17
192 220
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers

18
129 116
Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rusty Shackelford added Denver Nuggets

19
124 142
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
New York Knicks

20
130 156
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

21
176 222
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

22
91 109
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Milwaukee Bucks

23
126 156
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Golden State Warriors

24
155 213
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

25
102 134
Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
85 70
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

27
102 150
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Miami Heat

28
77 101
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Toronto Raptors

29
141 210
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Portland Trail Blazers

30
70 93
Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Philadelphia 76ers

31
71 87
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dhi.tamaoh88 added Dallas Mavericks

32
52 101
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Denver Nuggets

33
54 106
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Charlotte Hornets

34
55 90
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Orlando Magic

35
47 99
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Charlotte Hornets

36
1 13
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz