25 Greatest Shooting Guards In NBA History

 

5. Jerry West
Jerry West

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
27.0 n/a 162.6

Many likely think if West as a point guard, but in spite of his diminutive stature, West played significant minutes at the two. West was by far one of the most dominant players of his era.

 

4. James Harden
25 Greatest Shooting Guards

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
25.2 64.6 135.0

Though often criticized for his isolation heavy and ball domineering style, it is impossible to deny his effectiveness. The three time scoring champion and former MVP has become the ultimate puzzle for defenders and is easily one of the most impactful players in league history.

 

3. Dwyane Wade
25 Greatest Shooting Guards

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
22.0 62.8 120.7

D-Wade was a prolific and exciting scorer and top-level defender at the guard spot. He is a three time NBA champion, has eight All-NBA team selections, one Finals MVP and one All-Star MVP.

 

2. Kobe Bryant
25 Greatest Shooting Guards

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
25.0 80.1 172.7

The late Kobe Bryant was one of the most talented and hardest working players to ever play in the NBA. A domineering force, Kobe willed his way to five championships and was revered for his willingness and ability to play through multiple injuries.

 

1. Michael Jordan
25 Greatest Shooting Guards

Points Per Game VORP Win Shares
30.1 116.1 214.0

 

Almost nothing needs to be said here. With few exceptions, Jordan is widely considered to be the best player in NBA history regardless of position. His accolades are as impressive as they are extensive. Unlike many on this list MJ was elite both as a scorer and as a defender. His status as a cultural icon is merely coincidental to his on-court greatness.

 

 

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