NBA Player Tiers: Ranking all 30 starting shooting guards

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NBA Tier 4: Good starters or average shooting guards

Buddy Hield-Indiana Pacers
Jordan Poole-Washington Wizards
Jordan Clarkson-Utah Jazz
Josh Giddey-Oklahoma City Thunder
Alex Caruso-Chicago Bulls
Kevin Huerter-Sacramento Kings
Trey Murphy-New Orleans Pelicans
Austin Reaves-Los Angeles Lakers
Terry Rozier-Charlotte Hornets

Tier 4 shows just how deep the shooting guard position is in the NBA at the moment. This 9-man group represents the middle class of two-guards, and while many won’t ever sniff an all-star team, there are still plenty of productive players in this tier.

For instance, Reaves had a breakout postseason for the Lakers during the 2023 NBA Playoffs, averaging 16.9 points on 44.3% 3-point shooting to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists. Meanwhile, Terry Rozier averaged a career-high 21.1 ppg for the Hornets. Others like Jordan Poole and Jordan Clarkson are expected to put up big numbers on non-playoff teams.

Particularly, Poole, despite his many flaws, may be the Wizards’ best offensive player next year. As a whole, many of these players are just offensive threats, which is the name of the game for the position, making all of them at least serviceable.