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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1,224 358
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Houston Rockets

2
958 562
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Golden State Warriors

3
674 297
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Indiana Pacers

4
827 515
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
San Antonio Spurs

5
692 367
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Minnesota Timberwolves

6
593 293
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Phoenix Suns

7
561 305
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Washington Wizards

8
586 244
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Utah Jazz

9
482 258
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Portland Trail Blazers

10
240 171
Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Chicago Bulls

11
216 154
Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Milwaukee Bucks

12
242 182
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers

13
378 370
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Miami Heat

14
237 217
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Houston Rockets

15
211 174
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Philadelphia 76ers

16
233 197
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Minnesota Timberwolves

17
131 117
Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rusty Shackelford added Denver Nuggets

18
193 222
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers

19
125 143
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
New York Knicks

20
130 158
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

21
92 110
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Milwaukee Bucks

22
176 225
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

23
129 158
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Golden State Warriors

24
86 71
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

25
103 135
Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
155 216
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers

27
103 151
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Miami Heat

28
78 102
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Toronto Raptors

29
141 211
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Portland Trail Blazers

30
71 94
Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Philadelphia 76ers

31
71 88
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dhi.tamaoh88 added Dallas Mavericks

32
52 102
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Denver Nuggets

33
54 107
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Charlotte Hornets

34
55 91
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
2 14
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz