basketball The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards  

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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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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Eric Gordon Houston Rockets

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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Lou Williams Philadelphia 76ers

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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers

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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

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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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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls

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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Avery Bradley Detroit Pistons

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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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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Kyle Korver Cleveland Cavaliers

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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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Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Jordan Clarkson Los Angeles Lakers

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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rusty Shackelford added Gary Harris

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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rodney Hood Utah Jazz

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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
J. R. Smith Cleveland Cavaliers

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

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Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Seth Curry Dallas Mavericks

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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Cavaliers basketball

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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Danny Green San Antonio Spurs

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Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Lance Stephenson Indiana Pacers

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

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

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Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Will Barton Memphis Tigers men's basketball

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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Nicolas Batum Portland Trail Blazers

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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Malik Monk Charlotte Hornets

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