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

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732 448
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
DeMar DeRozan San Antonio Spurs

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841 488
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

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576 250
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

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589 308
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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511 249
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

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504 205
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

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488 272
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

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418 222
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

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170 119
Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks

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201 150
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Lou Williams Los Angeles Clippers

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208 174
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Eric Gordon Houston Rockets

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341 324
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

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178 141
Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls

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180 145
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
J. J. Redick Philadelphia 76ers

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204 163
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

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177 185
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Avery Bradley Los Angeles Clippers

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132 146
Manu GinĂ³bili is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Manu GinĂ³bili San Antonio Spurs

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97 95
Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rusty Shackelford added Gary Harris Denver Nuggets

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103 113
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York Knicks

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119 131
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Jordan Clarkson Cleveland Cavaliers

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158 186
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Kyle Korver Cleveland Cavaliers

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

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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Malcolm Brogdon Milwaukee Bucks

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92 116
Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rodney Hood Cleveland Cavaliers

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95 134
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dion Waiters Miami Heat

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139 193
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
J. R. Smith Cleveland Cavaliers

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133 191
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Seth Curry Portland Trail Blazers

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67 60
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Lance Stephenson Los Angeles Lakers

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61 90
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Danny Green Toronto Raptors

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60 80
Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Robert Covington Philadelphia 76ers

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57 70
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dhi.tamaoh88 added Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

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42 80
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Nicolas Batum Charlotte Hornets

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47 92
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Malik Monk Charlotte Hornets

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43 89
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Will Barton Denver Nuggets

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47 77
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Evan Fournier Orlando Magic