Shooting guards—they're supposedly a dime a dozen in the NBA.
Which, in a way, makes it that much more difficult for standouts at the position to distinguish themselves from one another. In today's NBA, wherein rules and demographic shifts have rendered guard play more important than ever before, those who can score off the ball and create their own shot with it have become key cogs in the league's biggest and best winning machines.
To be sure, point guards still get all the publicity, and how could they not? They're the ones who dominate possession and make the most efficient offenses run like clockwork. We also happen to be in the midst of a "Golden Age" of floor generals, in which nearly every team seems to have a quality player up top and any attempt to narrow down a "top five" usually ends in frustration.
But those assist totals wouldn't be nearly so glamorous without shooting guards to turn those pinpoint passes into points. And while the search for a new "best of all time" at the position may be futile in the post-Michael Jordan era, it can't hurt to see how the today's top off guards measure up against one another.
Here, then, are the top 10.