NBA: Power Ranking All 30 Starting Shooting Guards

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NBA: Power Ranking All 30 Starting Shooting Guards
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Unlike centers, there's no shortage of quality shooting guards in this league.

While teams will always long for a center or a point guard before any other position, having a quality shooting guard is just as vital to a team than having a quality player at the 1- or 5-spot.

The main job of your regular shooting guard is to be the main scorer on your team. They're one of the most multi-dimensional players when it comes to playing offense as the best of them can usually hit from outside, the mid-range and from inside.

In today's NBA, we are witness to some of the most prolific scorers in the games history. With nearly half  of the players on this list averaging 20 points or better, there is no shortage when it comes to finding a quality scoring player that can play at the two.

The top scorers are quickly aware of their hot spots and they utilize them for the entirety of their career to consistently score upwards of 20 to 25 points per game.

Aside from scoring, shooting guards have a heavy responsibility of being quality defenders at the perimeter. They're the first line of resistance as they hold the responsibility of keeping opposing guards and forwards at bay on the perimeter rather than allowing them in the paint to score.

If a team has a shooting guard that doesn't have the ability to keep up with opposing shooting guards, other teams will be able to break an entire teams defense down and score at a prolific rate in the middle.

With two of the best players in the league playing shooting guard, this list was a tough one to finalize and complete. We managed to compile this list to the best of our abilities and by judging their status as a player now rather than throughout their careers.

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