NBA Tier 1: Elite shooting guards
Donovan Mitchell-Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving-Dallas Mavericks
Lastly, we arrive at the top tier of shooting guards, which features only two players. Cleveland shooting guard Donovan Mitchell had a stellar debut season for the Cavaliers. Not only did he average a career-high 28.3 points, but he became just one of seven players ever to drop 70 points in a game.
Joining him in Tier 1 is Kyrie Irving, who would normally be ranked as a point guard. However, he’ll be playing alongside Luka Doncic, though he will still have the ball in his hands plenty. Irving will be playing his first full season in Dallas, and despite their underachieving last season, he could be the key to turning things around.
His elite ball handling and shot creation, as well as his outside shooting, should make him the perfect complement to Luka and make Dallas a contender once again. As for Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, he would normally be in the top tier at shooting guard, but he is likely to play more point guard next season. So, as it stands, Mitchell and Irving have Tier 1 all to themselves.