Although the shooting guard position has been a unique one over the years, many players who play this position tend to act like another point guard most of the time. But, this has not stopped the NBA from producing some world-class talent when it comes to the shooting guard role.
However, to build a team that can contend for titles for years to come you need to find a young shooting guard to play with. So going into NBA 2K20, who is the best young shooting guards you should build a team around?
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Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz – 88 OVR
By far the most electric player on this list, the Utah Jazz star has been one of the best players in all of the NBA over the last two seasons. His 24 points per game this past season earned him a starting spot on an empty USA Basketball roster this summer, where Mitchell was considered to be by far the best player on the team.
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Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks – 87 OVR
The young Slovenia has been playing professional basketball since he was 14, where he competed for Real Madrid of the Spanish League. At the young age of 19 Doncic has accomplished more than most NBA veterans can even imagine, the Rookie of The Year winner is hailed as one of the next great NBA players.
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns – 86 OVR
The once Kentucky Wildcat has been the superstar shooting guard for the abysmal Suns since his entrance into the NBA. Although Booker has been criticized for his team’s performance, there is no doubt he has earned his 86 rating in NBA 2K20.
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls – 85 OVR
The explosive shooting guard from the Windy City is next on our list. LaVine is known for his superb dunking abilities and 2K has shown this as he is one of the best dunkers in the game with a 95 Driving Dunk rating.
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Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics – 82 OVR
The former sixth overall pick for the Celtics has been a part of their young core that could dominant throughout the NBA. Smart posses a solid defensive arsenal as he can lock down essentially any opponent in the league.
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Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets – 79 OVR
A member of the rising Denver Nuggets roster who shocked many with their second-place finishes in the Western Conference last year. Harris is a solid rotational piece that the Nuggets will look forward to using for years to come.
Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics – 79 OVR
Teammates with Marcus Smart who just edges him out on this list, Brown is seen as the more athletic of the two and is well known for his drives to the rim.
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