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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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
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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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 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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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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

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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 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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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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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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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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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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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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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Los Angeles Clippers Avery Antonio Bradley, Jr. is an American professional basketball guard with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Texas before being ...more

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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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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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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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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Lance Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 25 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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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Smith played high ...more

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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Cleveland Cavaliers Rodney Michael Hood (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Miami Heat Dion Waiters is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Waiters is a 6 ft 4 in shooting guard and played college ...more

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Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Portland Trail Blazers 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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Robert Covington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Philadelphia 76ers Robert Covington is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The small forward played college basketball for the ...more

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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Dhi.tamaoh88 added Dallas Mavericks Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the ...more

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Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Denver Nuggets William Denard "Will" Barton is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. Barton attended the ...more

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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Charlotte Hornets Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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Evan Fournier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Orlando Magic Evan Mehdi Fournier is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played junior basketball at the French INSEP ...more

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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. The Blazers acquired his rights during the 2008 NBA ...more

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Shooting Guards
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the French national basketball team in the ...more