NBA's 5 Best Shooting Guards
This is a list of the five best shooting guards in the NBA, entering the 2009-2010 season, along with some honorable mentions.
I hope you enjoy it, and I would like you to comment on who's too high or too low on the list in your opinion. I will also be writing a list of the best five players in the NBA at each position in the next week.
5. Vince Carter
Carter is still one of the best offensive players in the league, even though he isn't as explosive and athletic as he was a few years ago.
Last season, Carter averaged 21 points, five rebounds, 4.7 assists and one steal per game.
He also shot 44 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from the three-point line, and 82 percent from the free-throw line, while averaging only 2.1 turnovers per game.
He is a solid defensive player and will fit in well with the Magic as he is an excellent outside shooter and one of the best pick 'n roll players in the league.
4. Manu Ginobili
Ginobili is one of the best all around guards in the league, when he's healthy. Last season, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while only averaging 26.8 minutes per game and not being completely healthy.
He is also very efficient, as he shot 45.4 percent from the field and 88.4 percent from the free-throw line, is a great three-point shooter, and only averages two turnovers per game. He is also a very good defensive player and a great winner, as he has won three rings and an Olympic gold medal.
3. Brandon Roy
Roy is one of the best all-around players in the league, as he does everything on the court well and has no weaknesses. He averaged 22.6 points, 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and only two turnovers per game, while also being a solid defensive player.
He also shot a very good 48 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from the three-point line and 82.4 percent from the free-throw line. Finally, he is already a great leader, even though he is extremely young. He is one of the most clutch players in the league, as he hit a couple of game-winning shots this past season.
2. Dwyane Wade
Wade is one of the five best players in the league. He is one of the best offensive players in the league and is also a good defensive player. Last season, he averaged 30.2 points (led the league), 7.5 assists, five rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game.
He also shot 49.1 percent from the field and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line, while also improving his three-point shot as he made 1.1 threes a game at 31.7 percent. Wade single-handedly led the Heat from the worst record in the league to the fifth seed in the East. Finally, Wade is also dependable in the clutch.
1. Kobe Bryant
In my opinion, Kobe is still the best player in the league because his game has no weakness. He averaged 27 points, five rebounds, five assists and 1.5 steals. He shot 46.7 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from the three-point line, and 85.6 percent from the free-throw line, while averaging only 2.6 turnovers per game.
Kobe is also one of the best defensive players in the league because this past season he was again selected on the All Defensive First-Team for the seventh time in his career. Kobe is also a great leader and one of the most clutch players in the league. Finally, Kobe is the most competitive and hardest working player in the league.