Ranking Philadelphia 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey and the top 30 NBA shooting guards
We are halfway through the NBA season. To the east, the contenders are beginning to separate from the rest of the peloton. The West is a little murkier, but we can still make educated guesses about which teams will rise with the tide.
Naturally, we decided to revise our ranking of the top 30 shooting backs in the NBA. Earlier this week we touched on James Harden and the point guard position. For the two-guard spot, it’s naturally Tyrese Maxey who takes center stage for the Philadelphia 76ers (with a few teammates in the mix, for good measure).
Let’s get the ball rolling…
Ranking Tyrese Maxey and the 30 best shooting guards in the NBA
Shake Milton SG, Philadelphia 76ers
Injuries briefly gave Shake Milton the opportunity to carry the Sixers offense early in the season. He thrived in that role, then seamlessly adapted to his change of pace role once James Harden and Tyrese Maxey returned. It’s easy to miss, but Milton has the size, savvy and shooting mojo that should earn him a decent payout in free agency.
Quentin Grimes SG, New York Knicks
A rock-solid defenseman and complementary shooter, Quentin Grimes has earned a place in the Knicks’ starting lineup. He’s the perfect game finisher and connective tissue for an offense built around three tank-like creators in Julius Randle, Jalen Brunson and RJ Barrett.
Bogdan Bogdanovic SG, Atlanta Hawks
Bogdan Bogdanovic can ignite the net from 3 points. His perimeter shooting versatility, combined with impressive game instincts that arise when asked to lead the second unit, makes Bogey one of the best offensive benchers in the NBA.