NBA Power Rankings: Ranking the top players at every position

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Shooting Guard

Nov 20, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots against Dallas Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert (1) at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

1)   James Harden (24.2 PPG 44 FG% 30 3P% 85 FT%) – With Kobe Bryant still sidelined, there’s little doubt on who the best shooting guard in the league is. Harden is an elite scorer and has the Rockets playing great basketball.

2)   Arron Affalo (21.6 PPG 48 FG% 50 3P% 83 FT%) – Affalo has come into his own this season with him being the go-to guy in Orlando. Affalo is asked to do a lot but is also putting up great percentages. He has great numbers and if he keeps it up he can be on his way to his first All-Star game.

3)   Kevin Martin (22.8 PPG 42 FG% 46 3P% 92 FT%) – Martin has bounced around in his career but is finally shining in Minnesota. He has proven he is better than a sixth man role and is putting up awesome numbers with the Twolves, playing with Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love.

4)   Klay Thompson (21.1 PPG 51 3P%, 47 3P%, 81 FT%) – Part two of the Splash brothers is having one hell of a shooting season. Shooting over 50 percent is fantastic and is benefiting greatly in Mark Jackson’s system.

5)   Bradley Beal (20.6 PPG 40 FG%, 43 3P%, 81 FT%) – Beal is looking like the talent everyone thought he could be. He is still very young (20 years old), but has proven so far this season he has the ability to be a top tier scorer in this league.

Honorable Mentions:  J.J. Redick, Wesley Matthews, Lance Stephenson

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