25 Greatest Shooting Guards In NBA History

 

25. Latrell Sprewell
Latrell Sprewell

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
        18.3 21.0 56.3

The four time All-Star is likely best known for a specific altercation with one of his coaches and for declaring that $21 million over 3 years was insulting because he had a family to feed. Aside from his strange off-court antics, Sprewell was an excellent scorer and even has an All-NBA selection to his resume.

 

24. Richard Hamilton
Rip Hamilton

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
         17.1  13.2 62.8

Nicknamed “Rip” for how his jump shots would shred through the net, Richard Hamilton was a rangy lockdown defender with one of the highest motors in NBA history. Often tasked with guarding the other team’s best player, Hamilton was also a key contributor to the Pistons’ surprising championship run in 2004.

 

23. David Thompson
David Thompson

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
      22.7 21.2 63.3

David Thompson was an elite athlete known for his high-flying dunks. His first year was in the ABA with the NBA/ABA merger happening the next season. Though off-court issues shortened his career, the Hall of Fame guard still managed to garner five NBA All-Star selections, two All-Star MVPs, and two All-NBA selections.

 

22. Mitch Richmond
Mitch Richmond

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
       21.0 29.3 79.3

Richmond was an undersized but athletic shooting guard. The Hall of Famer was a prolific scorer and has six All-Star, along with five All-NBA selections to his name.

21. Lou Hudson
Lou Hudson

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
      20.2 n/a 81.0

Hudson aka Sweet Lou played most of his career with the Atlanta Hawks and is one of the best to ever play for the franchise. The six-time All-Star also has an All-NBA selection to his name.

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