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Top 5 Shooting Guards in the NBA this season

With the NBA set to restart very soon, we take a look at the top 5 prolific Shooting Guards who have been standout performers for the respective teams this season.

 

1. James Harden (Houston Rockets)

Despite struggling in the shooting aspect of his game at the beginning of the season, James Harden has once again been the main man on the Rockets’ roster. Thanks to Harden’s explosive individual performances and the exciting partnership he has developed with Russell Westbrook this season, Houston Rockets booked their place in the playoffs early before the suspension of NBA.

The Rockets currently lie 6th in the Western Conference and 1st in the Southwest Division with a 40-24 win-loss record and a .625 win percentage.

In 61 games for the Rockets this season, Harden has averaged 34.4 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and 7.4 assists per game. He also has an average of 1.7 steals per game and 4.5 turnovers per game. Harden also has a 43.5 Field-Goal percentage and a 35.2% for 3-Pointers.

In terms of the NBA leaderboards, James Harden stands tall in the conversation of most points per game averages. He ranks 1st for the most points per game averages, 47th for the most rebounds per game averages, and 9th for the most assists per game averages.

 

2. Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)

This season has been a memorable campaign so far for Dallas Mavericks. They are still in contention to qualify for the playoffs as they currently occupy the 7th position in the Western Conference and second in the Southwest Division with a 40-27 win-loss record and a .597 win percentage. For the Mavericks, Luka Doncic has been the difference-maker in the team all season. His stellar performances in his second season with Mavericks have earned him a lot of praise. He is also one of the favorites for this season’s NBA MVP award.

In 54 games this season, Doncic has averaged 28.7 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game and 8.7 assists per game. He has also averaged 1.1 steals per game and 4.2 turnovers per game. Doncic also has a 43.5 Field-Goal percentage and a 35.2% for 3-Pointers.

 

3. Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)

The Wizards have struggled for consistent form all season, and their season would have been a lot worse without Bradley Beal. Throughout the season, Beal has significantly improved his game and has solely been responsible for most of the Wizards’ successes. Thanks to his consistent performances all season, Washington Wizards still retain a decent chance of making the playoffs as they sit 9th on the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Southeast Division with a 24-40 win-loss record and a .375 win percentage.

In 57 games this season, Beal has averaged 30.5 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game and 6.1 assists per game. He has also averaged 1.2 steals per game and 3.4 turnovers per game. Beal also has a 45.5 percentage for Field-Goals and 35.3% for 3-Pointers.

In terms of the NBA leaderboards, Beal ranks second for the most points per game averages, 129th for the most rebounds per game averages, and 22nd for the most assists per game averages.

 

4. Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)

Despite the Suns’ struggles so far this season, Devin Booker has continued to put up consistent performances. With Booker, the Suns still retain a slim chance of making the playoffs as they lie 13th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division with a 26-39 win-loss record and a .400 win percentage. The Suns can still make the playoffs for the first time since the 2009-10 NBA season if they can occupy the Western Conference’s 8th seed at the end of the season.

For Booker, the season’s restart will present the opportunity to continue his hot streak. In 62 games, he has averaged 26.1 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game and 6.6 assists per game. Booker has also averaged 0.7 steals per game and 3.9 turnovers per game. He also has a 48.7 field-goal percentage and 36% for 3-Pointers.

In terms of the NBA leaderboards, Booker ranks 10th for the most points per game averages and 20th for the most assists per game averages.

 

5. Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)

Utah Jazz has had an excellent season so far, with Donovan Mitchell being one of the biggest reasons they qualified for the playoffs before the suspension of the league. His outstanding performances also see Utah Jazz currently occupy the fourth position in the Western Conference and the second position in the Northwest Division with a 41-23 win-loss record and a .641 win percentage.

In 63 games this season, Mitchell has averaged 24.2 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game and 4.2 assists per game. He also has an average of 1.0 steals per game and 2.7 turnovers per game. Also, Mitchell has recorded 45.3% for Field-Goal percentage and 36.4% for 3-Pointers.

In terms of the NBA leaderboards, he ranks 14th for the most points per game averages and 48th for the most assists per game averages.

 

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