The shooting guard position is once again thriving in the NBA. Never has the league had this much collective talent at the position.
Currently, the league has 10 players at the position with the distinction of once being labeled an All-Star.
There are currently five players at the position with the distinction of being franchise players and seven others who were once considered as such.
The position is no longer primarily one of catch-and-shoot or spot-up shooters. Teams now run a majority of their offenses through these players and rely on them to make things easier for their teammates.
Thanks largely to the accolades of Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, and Kobe Bryant, the position is now the one where teams look to find that next great, even though other positions are arguably richer in talent.
Enjoy the rankings.
(Rookies and players that aren’t natural to the position aren’t part of the rankings.)