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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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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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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Oklahoma City Thunder
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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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Toronto Raptors
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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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Houston Rockets
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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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. (born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National ...more
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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers
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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Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Atlanta Hawks
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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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Boston Celtics
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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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Golden State Warriors
Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The swingman was an NBA ...more
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Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dallas Mavericks
Seth Adham Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one year with the Liberty ...more
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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers
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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Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
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