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List Rules Only active shooting guards playing in the 2017-18 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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419 192
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

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461 267
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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279 143
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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240 111
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

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181 67
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

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226 131
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

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248 163
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

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243 160
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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98 74
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Eric Gordon Houston Rockets

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222 202
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers

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97 71
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Lou Williams Philadelphia 76ers

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103 83
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

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121 124
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Avery Bradley Detroit Pistons

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86 84
Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls

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93 89
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
J. J. Redick Philadelphia 76ers

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72 69
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Jordan Clarkson Los Angeles Lakers

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102 106
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Kyle Korver Cleveland Cavaliers

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55 54
Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards

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91 108
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added J. R. Smith Cleveland Cavaliers

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66 75
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs

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53 65
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York Knicks

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55 70
Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Rodney Hood Utah Jazz

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65 89
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dion Waiters Miami Heat

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61 82
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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96 133
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Seth Curry Dallas Mavericks

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38 56
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Danny Green San Antonio Spurs

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49 48
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets

The Top Current NBA Players

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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Jamal Crawford Minnesota Timberwolves

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35 55
Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rusty Shackelford added Gary Harris

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29 42
Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Robert Covington

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33 59
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Cavaliers basketball

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27 56
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Malik Monk Charlotte Hornets

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46 57
Buddy Hield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Buddy Hield Sacramento Kings

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24 47
Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Evan Fournier

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26 52
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Will Barton Memphis Tigers men's basketball

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11 10
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dhi.tamaoh88 added Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks - hi peopel

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37 53
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Nick Young Golden State Warriors

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22 52
Austin Rivers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Austin Rivers Los Angeles Clippers

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19 50
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Nicolas Batum Portland Trail Blazers

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18 31
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Lance Stephenson Indiana Pacers

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16 31
Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Gerald Green New Jersey Nets

The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

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22 42
Kent Bazemore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Kent Bazemore Atlanta Hawks

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13 36
Patrick Mccaw is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Patrick Mccaw

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11 34
Àlex Abrines is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Àlex Abrines

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12 36
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Brandon Knight Detroit Pistons

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11 36
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Marco Belinelli New Orleans Hornets

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10 35
Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Wayne Ellington Minnesota Timberwolves

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10 38
Shabazz Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
TRENT13 added Shabazz Muhammad Minnesota Timberwolves

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6 31
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Iman Shumpert New York Knicks