The NBA Top 10 Series: Top 10 Shooting Guards

Trevor Barber@@The_TeeBarbsContributor IIIJanuary 7, 2011

The NBA Top 10 Series: Top 10 Shooting Guards

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    This article is going to rank the top 10 shooting guards in the league right now. All of these shooting guards are great players and do very well on their respective teams. You get a lot of players moving up and down spots, but this is the most accurate list I can think of. Hope you enjoy!

Other Notables

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    Stephen Jackson

    Jason Richardson

    Jason Terry

    Rip Hamilton

10. Ray Allen

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    BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03:  Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics makes three point shot late in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. N
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    Ray Allen is still a Top 10 shooting guard in the NBA right now.

    He's one of the four Hall of Fame players on the roster for the Boston Celtics. Allen is one of the leagues all-time best shooters, and he moves very well without the ball. Allen is a fantastic player to be on any squad.

    Stats: 17.5 points, 3.3 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals

9. Brandon Roy

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    DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 15:  Guard Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers at American Airlines Center on December 15, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User
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    In my opinion, I think that Brandon Roy has the talent to be a Top 5 and possibly Top 3 shooting guard in the NBA.

    His only problem is that he gets hurt way to often to be ranked high. It doesn't matter how good you are if your sitting in a suit every other day watching your teammates play basketball. Roy is an excellent scorer and passer when he does get to play. 

    Stats: 16.6 points, 3,3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1.1 steals 

    Side Note: I would look at last years stats of Roy to get a more accurate skill level of his.

8. Kevin Martin

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Kevin Martin #12 of the Houston Rockets shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading an
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    Kevin Martin is playing excellent basketball right now and is doing very well for the Rockets.

    He leads the team, and with the injuries occurring to Yao, Martin puts up great scoring. Martin can also pass somewhat, grab rebounds decently and play solid defense to help out the Rockets.

    Stats: 23.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals

7. Andre Iguodala

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 27:  Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers in action during the game against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center on October 27, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that
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    Andre Iguodala is one of my personal favorite players to watch. He has an excellent dunking and leaping ability.

    He provides his team with excellent scoring, and is probably the main reason why the 76ers even win games. He is explosive and can go for 20 points any night he needs to in addition to rebounds and assists.

    Stats: 14.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals

6. Eric Gordon

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    LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 3:  Eric Gordon #10 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on November 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 107-92.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledg
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    Eric Gordon, in my opinion, is probably the most underrated SG in the NBA.

    He gets overshadowed so easily by Blake Griffin because of Griffin's explosiveness that provides him all the attention and takes it away from Gordon. Gordon is a great shooter, and he drives very well also. He's also one of my favorite players.

    Stats: 23.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals

5. Joe Johnson

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    ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 12:  Joe Johnson #2 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots over Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz at Philips Arena on November 12, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using t
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    Joe Johnson is a great shooter and one of the league's best. This season, the 20 points per game isn't there, but that's mainly because Al Horford and Josh Smith have taken a lot off of Johnson. Johnson is still in my opinion one of the best shooting guards.

    Stats: 18.4 points, 5.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 0.7 steals

4. Monta Ellis

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    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 20:  Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on December 20, 2010 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or usi
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    Monta Ellis is playing great right now for the Warriors. I sort of feel bad for the guy because he plays like an All-Star every year and never gets credit because he's on a poor team.

    Ellis is a great NBA player who is also underrated and unknown to some, but I think the stats speak for themselves. Watch out for Ellis in the future people!

    Stats: 25.4 points, 5.4 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals

3. Manu Ginobili

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    BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 05:  Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs passes the ball as Von Wafer #12 of the Boston Celtics defends on January 5, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Spurs 105-103. NOTE TO USER: User ex
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    He leads the team with the best record. Check. 

    He has three championships. Check.

    He's in the running for MVP this season. Check. 

    Who else should be ranked at 3?

    Stats: 18.7 points, 4.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals


2. Dwayne Wade

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    Wade is Wade. He has a lot in front of him. He leads a team of superstars, and I don't think he needs an explanation for being ranked at two. He deserves it, there is just one player that is better right now....

    Stats: 25 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 steals, 1 block, CHAMPIONSHIP RING

1. Kobe Bryant

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 28:  Guard Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers at AT&T Center on December 28, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is con
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    Kobe Bryant. Need I say anything else?

    Stats: 25.1 points, 5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 5 Championship rings

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