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
Houston Rockets
James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more

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1,070 639
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Golden State Warriors
Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6'7", he plays ...more

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926 574
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
San Antonio Spurs
DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and ...more

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769 362
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Indiana Pacers
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Oladipo played college ...more

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773 436
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Minnesota Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more

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679 343
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Phoenix Suns
Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...more

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667 277
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Utah Jazz
Donovan Corey Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville ...more

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641 345
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Washington Wizards
Bradley Emmanuel Beal is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. The 6'5" shooting guard played ...more

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533 285
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Portland Trail Blazers
Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more

10
268 177
Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Milwaukee Bucks
James Khristian "Khris" Middleton is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Middleton was ...more

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291 203
Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Chicago Bulls
Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more

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279 205
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers
Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high ...more

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430 392
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Miami Heat
Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has established himself as one of the most ...more

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265 240
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Houston Rockets
Eric Ambrose Gordon, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. In high school, he was named "Mr. ...more

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246 189
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Philadelphia 76ers
Jonathan Clay "J. J." Redick is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 11th overall by the ...more

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250 225
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more

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152 136
Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Rusty Shackelford added Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at Michigan State

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199 247
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers
Avery Antonio Bradley Jr. (born November 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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142 162
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
New York Knicks
Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway, Jr. is an American professional basketball shooting guard who plays with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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147 171
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers
Jordan Clarkson is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for two seasons with ...more

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199 242
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Elliot Korver (born March 17, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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107 125
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Milwaukee Bucks
Malcolm Moses Brogdon is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers under ...more

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96 109
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Toronto Raptors
Daniel Richard "Danny" Green, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He is a 6 ft 6 in, ...more

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142 178
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Golden State Warriors
Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He was an NBA All-Star in 2012 and ...more

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99 84
Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson Jr. (born September 5, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Lincoln High ...more