In the latest edition of our NBA Power Rankings, we tier all 30 projected starting shooting guards heading into the 2023-24 season.
With the official start of the 2023-24 NBA season just a few weeks away, this is a good time to begin to preview what could end up being one of the most compelling campaigns in recent league history. In an era that has been dominated by efficient offense, the shooting guard position has emerged as one of the most glamorous positions in the league.
In anticipation of the start of training camps, we power-ranked the shooting guard position in the NBA by placing all 30 projected starters in six different tiers. Let’s get to our rankings.
Tier 6 – Veteran/solid starters
Tier No. 6 is essentially where the quality starting shooting guards land. There’s no taking away from the players slotted in this tier, but they’re either past their prime years or don’t have much room to improve in their respective roles for their teams moving forward. That said, that doesn’t mean these players can’t have a positive impact on their teams.
30. Gary Harris, Orlando Magic
As they say, someone has to check in at No. 30. I don’t want to say that Gary Harris is the worst shooting guard in the NBA but at this point in his career, he’s no longer the two-way difference-maker as he was during his prime years. Harris is 29 years old and is coming off a season in which he averaged just eight points and two rebounds per game.
As the young Orlando Magic continues to develop, there’s a strong likelihood that his role with the team is going to shrink even further. For now, he’s a solid starting two-guard for the Magic. But there’s a very real chance that he doesn’t end the season as a starter for the Magic.