The NBA has seen hundreds of incredibly talented players, and among them, the shooting guard spot has always been privileged, with some of the best athletes to ever lace them up spending most of the time at the two.
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Reggie Miller, Allen Iverson and you name it, the two is a spot reserved for the best shooters, the best scorers, the most athletic guys, and the players that can also help orchestrate the team’s offense.
Nowadays, we’ve got the likes of James Harden, Klay Thompson and DeMar DeRozan, but we’ve also seen some other players at the two that aren’t nearly as good to be even a part of an NBA roster at this point of their careers.
Today, we’re going to let you know who the worst 5 shooting guards in today’s NBA are, so you try and avoid them in your daily fantasy roster.
5. Terrence Ross
It’s been awhile since we all expected a lot out Terrence Ross, as he was seen to be an athletic monster with unlimited range that could take the Toronto Raptors to distance alongside DeRozan, and even though he’s a starter in the Orlando Magic, he’s not even playing over 27 minutes per game.
Ross’ shooting touch is far beyond gone, and he’s not better than anybody on the Magic’s roster. Throughout his career, the former Slam Dunk Champion has averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 boards and 1 assist in 42% from the field and 37% from three-point land.
4. Tony Snell
Tony Snell had a minor run with the Chicago Bulls when Jimmy Butler was forced to sit due to an injury, and people thought Gar/Pax had found a new gem, but time proved he was just a fluke and wasn’t true NBA material, sending him to the Bucks for spare parts.
Now, Snell’s the last offensive choice in their starting lineup, and he’s not good at anything in particular. Tony’s got a great wingspan but he’s not athletic nor a good defender, he’s a mediocre passer and a unidimensional scorer as well, posting career averages of 6.3 points and 2.5 boards per contest.
3. Garrett Temple
Garrett Temple was supposed to be a sharp shooting specialist that could really lift a team’s offense, but he hasn’t been more than a streaky shooter at best, playing for 6 different franchises over his 8 year NBA stint.
Now, he’s barely touching the hardwood as a member of the young and renewed Sacramento Kings, merely averaging 5.1 points and 1.6 assists in 35% shooting from beyond the arc, taking valuable minutes from young players that could actually turn out good.
2. James Ennis
James Ennis is another road runner, spending 3 years in the league and playing for 3 different teams with no significant sign of improvement in any aspect of the game, currently owning a 13.2 PER and a mediocre 1.3 win shares throughout his career.
Over the course of those 3 seasons, he’s put mediocre averages of 6.3 points, 3.3 boards and 0.9 assists on 37.3% from three-point land, currently playing as much as 30 minutes in the shorthanded Memphis Grizzlies.
1. Andre Roberson
And finally, we got Andre Roberson, a very good defender that’s seen his playing time diminish a lot due to how incredible awful he is on the offensive end of the floor, being more of a liability in the hardwood than a true asset despite being so good a locking down opposing players.
Roberson has absolutely no shooting stroke and is a guy capable of airballing back to back free throws, and opposing defenders don’t even bother closing out on him. So far, he’s averaged 4.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 47% from the floor, 25% from three-point territory and 48% from the line.