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Top 5 Shooting Guards In 2015-16

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The shooting guard position in the NBA isn’t what it used to be, but there are still elite scorers amongst the group. Who rounded out the top 5 so far this season?

Dec 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates after scoring a basket during the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The shooting guard position has always belonged to some of the best scorers in the NBA. Dating back to players such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson, their first priority on the court was to score.

With the evolution of the scoring point guards and stretch power forwards in today’s game, it has taken away scoring opportunities from the majority of the players at shooting guard. This isn’t speaking for the entire pool of players at the position, though. As you will see, there are still a few of pure scorers left in the NBA that are the first options of their respective teams.

James Harden is the first that comes to mind when thinking of the elite scorers the NBA has to offer. Other players on this list are on the rise to potentially putting their names in the conversation as well.

Similar to the top 5 point guard list, the rankings will be based off this equation:

Total SG rating: Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals – Turnovers

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