NBA Power Rankings: The Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA

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Mar 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) passes by Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the second installment of my NBA Power Rankings, where players are ranked both by position and standardized “score”. Last week featured a breakdown of the top ten point guards in the league, so naturally, this week is all about the shooting guards. In case you missed the previous article, a brief description of how players are ranked is provided below.

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A player’s score is essentially a “Blend” of the five major player evaluation metrics, which includes Win SharesASPMPERRPM, and Wins Produced. Furthermore, each metric is weighted according to its ability to predict future wins, rewarding players who weren’t just great last year, but who project to be great next year.

Though the Blend Score was the primary tool used to rank players, I also took into account durability, age, and role, when deciding between two relatively close players. To qualify for this list, a player had to have logged at least 20 minutes per game last season. All stats are per-48 minutes.