Ranking the 30 Starting Shooting Guards in the NBA

By Isaac Harris
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 18: Wesley Matthews
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5.) C.J. McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers

I debated putting McCollum at the four spot, but left him here because of his size at the position and growth needed on the defensive end. He can score with the best and would be the main scoring option on most teams.

4.) DeMar DeRozan – Toronto Raptors

DeRozan was a deserving All-Star last year and can score at a high clip, but his inability to shoot from outside and play perimeter defense has him at four on my list.

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3.) Devin Booker – Phoenix Suns

Yes, this is surprising to some, but I think Booker is already here. He can score with the best and i believe he will get better at the other areas of his game this season. He is my third best starting point guard.

2.) Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors

Klay would be a great number one scoring option on many other teams, but is obviously stuck behind Durant and Curry. He is one of the best scorers in the game and often takes on the task of guarding the opposing best player.

1.) James Harden – Houston Rockets

Harden has been in the MVP debate each of the past two years and rightfully takes the crown as the league’s best shooting guard.

Next: Ranking Starting Point Guards

Tomorrow I will be ranking my top 30 small forwards in the NBA where we will see where Harrison Barnes ranks among the group.