Who were the best NBA shooting guards in 2017-18?Once upon a time, shooting guards were just that: guards who shot. But now, when lineups favor playmakers and defenders who can guard opponents of varying sizes, versatility is king. Meanwhile, scorers who can’t space the floor or defend anyone are less desirable. (Sorry, DeMar DeRozan.) So here are the best NBA shooting guards of the 2017-18 season, excluding those not healthy enough to muster 50 regular season games. (Sorry, Andre Roberson.) For more reviews of the 2017-18 NBA season, check out our lists of the most overrated and most underrated players of the year.
20. Caris Levert
While not the most efficient scorer in this tier of shooting guards, the Nets sophomore set himself apart in 2017-18 by way of his abilities to get his own shot, create for others with his penetration, space the floor on offense, and create havoc on the defensive end, a rather value combination.