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Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

Posted on: August 4, 2009 9:19 pm
Edited on: October 1, 2009 12:15 pm
 

1. Kobe Bryant 6-6 Los Angeles Lakers

Analyis: Kobe has 4 rings, multiple scoring titles, 10+ all star game appearences, and an MVP trophy. Not to mention he won his first finals MVP award. He is on top and will be for a few more years.

2. Dwayne Wade 6-4 Miami Heat

Analysis: Averages 30.7 points. Led the Heat back to the playoffs. Besides LeBron James and Bryant he is the biggest showstopper in the NBA.

3. Brandon Roy 6-6 Portland Trail Blazers

Analysis: Lead a very young Blazers team to the playoffs. Averaged over 22 pts and almost 5 assists. Was very clutch throughout the regular season.

4. Ray Allen 6-5 Boston Celtics

Analysis: The best shooter in the game. Shot over 40% from the 3pt line despite shooting a great volume of 3s. He was clutch throughout the playoffs and shown he carry a team in big games despite his age.

5. Vince Carter 6-6 Orlando Magic

Analysis: Is considered to be old and falling off. But Carter still puts up over 20 a game despite being the main focus of the defense. Look to see the strongest season from Carter now that he will be playing the superb talent around him.

6. Manu Ginobili 6-6 San Antonio Spurs

Analysis: Injured most of last year. But when healthy is extremely valuable to what the Spurs have done. He is one the most productive players per 48 minutes in the league.

7. Joe Johnson 6-7 Atlanta Hawks

Analysis: Brought playoff basketball back to Atlanta. Averaged 21 points and still in his prime.

8. Andre Igoudala 6-6 Philadelphia 76ers

Analysis: The leader of a team that is looking to become perrenial playoff contenders. He is a great defender and is an underrated passer averaging over 5 assists per game.

9. Tracy McGrady 6-8 Houston Rockets

Analysis: Yes, T-Mac hasn't been healthy but look for him to come back and in border all-star fashion this year.

10. Richard Hamilton 6-6  Detriot Pistons

Analysis: One the best mid range shooters in the NBA. Solid defender and is always in the playoffs.

Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2009 9:23 am
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

I agree with almost everything you said (especially T-Mac needs to go) but there was one thing i did not agree with and that was:

His defense isn't there but aside from Kobe, Wade and AI-there aren't many top flight defenders
I am not just saying this because i am a Hawks fan but if you watch Joe Johnson's defense he is the leader of that team. His defense is always outshadowed by his offensive game. Yes he is a big SG at 6' 7" 201 lbs, and yes he is a great iso player and can back most SG's down in the league because of his size, but for being such a big guard he can surprisingly keep up with other smaller quick guards in the league. Joe plays lockdown defense and he is a great defender.

Now that is just my opinion and I believe it should be accepted because, you may say im calling this out of fanhood, but i watch almost every game of the season and i personally go to about 5 to 7 games a year and am enamored by Joe's all around game. And when you put him up against carter, manu, t mac, rip, and bg, you CANNOT tell me that Joe plays the same kind of lax defense that those names play.................. However, that is just my opinion.

Although im not here saying that he is the best defender in the game, don't mistake me for that. But out of all the SG's in the NBA i would definately say that joe's defense is easily in the top 5.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2009 6:07 pm
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

I am diehard Pistons fan and while Rip is THE best mid range shooter and a solid defender, I would take him off and replace him with our new SG, Ben Gordon.  Did anyone watch that Bulls-Celtics series?  Ray Allen is #4 and he may deserve it on accomplishments, especially in crunch time.  Gordon perpetually is the top or one of the top 4th quarter scorers and he WANTS the ball. His defense isn't there but aside from Kobe, Wade and AI-there aren't many top flight defenders. That was a Ray Allen- Ben Gordon series and it took a superhuman performace from a sure fire HOF to edge him out. I am atleast surprised, he hasn't garnered attention.  T-Mac needs to go.


The problem with your list is that most of those players primarily play small forward Kobe, Wade, Roy, Allen, Carter, Manu, Johnson, T-Mac, Rip- All SG's.  Only Andre Iguodala is a SF who matches up against both SG/SF and with him being #8 on the list, you can't argue because of the hybrid players these days.



Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2009 12:42 pm
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

Well if he took McGrady off and did not put Ginobili on who could he substitute??? Kevin Durant??? I can't really think of anyone NOT on the list that is any higher on the waiting list than Manu (as much as it pains me to say that. I HATE the Spurs with every bone in my body)



Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2009 12:44 pm
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

Glad to see you ranked B-Roy so high -- and I can't say I disagree.  I would not include McGrady on the list because he hasn't shown the last couple years that he can stay on the court.  And I wouldn't substitute Ginobili for him, because you have to question what he's going to give you after last year's injuries.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2009 11:00 am
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

your'e right i completely forgot manu would probably put him between joe johnson and vince carter


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Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2009 11:49 pm
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

I can see your point about Brandon Roy. Not to mention his work ethic is one of the best in the NBA. Averaged 16+ points as a rookie and won ROY honors (not brandon ROY honors but Rookie Of the Year honors haha). I agree Ray Ray is a great player also. I witnessed him be virtually invisible in the playoff series against ATL two years back (i went to game 3 and game 6) and then have a breakout series against the Cavs the next series. He is a great player but I also give Brandon Roy the edge based on skills NOW. Not what they have done in their career because that is just unfair to compare a vet's stats to a young players. Thats like comparing Chris Paul's stats to Steve Nash's career stats. They are both great but Nash's career stats are clearly better. But back to Brandon Roy and Ray Allen, I have to say that RIGHT NOW Brandon Roy is a much more feared player because he can not only shoot but he is a great dribble penetrator and can go up strong and finish at the rim. Something he has a CLEAR edge over Ray Ray at.........



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2009 11:28 pm
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

I put B-Roy here because the engine of a playoff team. If you watch the blazers you know that brandon roy is that team. I would love to put Ray Allen at #3 because he is my favorite player but b-roy does too much to not be above ray allen. But this is very arguable.




Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2009 11:23 pm
 

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

Richard Hamilton has GOT to be above T-Mac Andre and (unfortunately) JJ. He has won MULTIPLE rings and was a pivotal part of the Motor City Success back in the day. The BEST player in the game at moving without the ball. Not the quickest guard in the game but makes up for it with smarts and agility. Rip is one of the smartest SG's in the game now along with Kobe and Ray Ray no doubt.



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