25 Greatest Shooting Guards In NBA History

 

10. Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
19.6 55.7 97.3

Cousin and former teammate of fellow high-flyer, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady blossomed into a seven -time All-Star and two-time Scoring Champion upon leaving the Toronto Raptors.

9. Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
20.4 70.2 135.6

Clyde “The Glide” Drexler may have been hilariously once compared to his Airness at one point, but aside from failing to measure up to arguably the greatest player in NBA history, Drexler was a dynamic scorer and high-flyer in his own right.

 

8. Ray Allen
Ray Allen

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
18.9 57.6 145.1

“Jesus Shuttleworth” has one of the cleanest jump shots ever witnessed his side of the observable universe and transformed his game as his career progressed. From an athletic guard that preferred slashing to a three point shooting specialist that moved quite a bit off the ball to finally being relegated to catch and shoot shots, his mark on the position was indelible.

 

7. Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
26.7 49.7 99.0

Cultural icon basketball genius, Allen Iverson is one of the most impactful players in NBA history. As a drastically undersized shooting guard, he excelled in a league of giants. Small even by point guard standards, Iverson relied on his ability to get by defenders and hit open jumpers to score in bunches.

 

6. George Gervin
25 Greatest Shooting Guards

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
25.1 40.1 116.3

George “The Iceman” Gervin is remembered for popularizing the finger roll move. More meaningfully however the nine time All-Star was also a four time NBA scoring champion and winner of the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1980.

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