It wasn't too long ago that shooting guards once ruled the league. The trend was started by the one and only Micheal Jordan, and carried on up until only a few years ago where the NBA had slowly started looking like a point guard's league.
Times have changed though, and former superstars like Vince Carter, Ray Allen, Tracy McGrady, Jerry Stackhouse, Allen Iverson and Richard Hamilton, amongst others, can no longer be the dominant forces they once were. It is very possible that the shooting guard position is the weakest in the league only next to center, which is resulting in many teams going "small" and starting combo-guards rather than using the prototypical shooting guard.
There is still hope though. Many of the league's top talented guards are very young and on the rise, and who knows? Maybe in a few years the NBA will start to look like the early 2000s again where teams were very potent on offense and exiting to watch.
Here I've ranked the top 35 shooting guards in the NBA based on statistics from last season and including other factors such as injury and potential in my analysis as well. I'm not used to doing rankings, so let me know what you think!
Hope you enjoy.