Aug 24, 2009 Shooting Guard Updates
The Shooting Guard Rankings and Analysis Page contains complete rankings for the shooting guard position. They are short term rankings based on recent form and trends, game matchups, suspensions, injuries, statistics and playing time distribution. Rankings are updated frequently. Click the link to proceed to the Rankings and Analysis Page.
Rankings updated November 5, 2009
Kobe Bryant – Kobe has been scoring and playing solid minutes and will continue to be leaned on with the Lakers nursing several injuries.
Dwayne Wade – Wade looking good after a few preseason nagging injuries. Scoring has been solid.
Joe Johnson - Johnson moves up the rankings as the Hawks have been pushing the pace a little more than last season. Johnson is a solid, dependable daily cash game option.
Kevin Martin – The only person who seems to be able to score on a horrible Sacramento team. Will continue to be the man.
Brandon Roy – I like Roy, but Portland just plays at such a slow pace that it really hurts his numbers. If Roy played somewhere like Golden State, who knows how many he would average per game.
OJ Mayo – Mayo has improved his game. It will be interesting to see how he gets along with Iverson.
Eric Gordon – Gordon has been steady scoring the basketball and he has no competition trying to steal his minutes this year.
Vince Carter – Not depended on quite as much in Orlando. Has also been dealing with an ankle injury. Now settles for the jumper rather than driving.
Ben Gordon - I was worried about Gordon during the preseason since he was competing with Rip Hamilton for minutes, but it appears that there are plenty to go around in the three guard offense of Detroit. Hamilton has missed the last few games and Gordon has been scoring well.
Jason Terry – Has the SG spot all to himself until Josh Howard returns.
Manu Ginobili – Leads the league in bat killings. Looks pretty healthy this year – so far.
Jason Richardson – Served his suspension, but hasn’t looked very good in his first few games. Hopefully it is just a little rust.
Ray Allen – Boston slows the pace of their games to the point where it is hard for Allen to have a big night. He can do it, but it’s rare.
Wilson Chandler – Chandler is able to fill the stat sheet and he gets the minutes.
Richard Hamilton - Dealing with an ankle problem right now but should return later in the week.
John Salmons – It is looking more and more like last season’s career year was somewhat of a fluke.
Allen Iverson – Coming off the bench for now, but not for long.
Corey Brewer – Has the starting job in Minnesota and can fill the stat sheet. Doesn’t shoot very well, but will still get points.
Mike Miller – Just suffered a shoulder sprain and could miss 2-3 weeks.
Courtney Lee – Has a starting spot and keeps jacking up shots. The problem is he keeps missing.
JR Smith – Will return soon to a high powered Denver offense. We will see if he has matured any.
Michael Redd – Already out for two weeks with a strained patella tendon. Says it isn’t related to the ACL/MCL surgery.
Ronnie Brewer – Getting good minutes and is shooting better this year. Great for the steals category.
Grant Hill – Got off to a fast start playing extra minutes when Richardson was suspended, but age is catching up with him.
Kirk Hinrich – Hinrich has been getting some minutes off the bench and has been knocking down shots.
Josh Howard – Should return in a week or two.
Dahntay Jones – I’ve been impressed with Jones and he is getting a real chance in Indiana. Keep an eye on him.
Raja Bell – Is trying to play through his wrist problem, isn’t having much luck shooting the ball.
Delonte West – Has returned to the team but isn’t starting yet.
Randy Foye – Might get a shot for the next two weeks while Mike Miller recovers from a strained shoulder.
Thabo Sefolosha – In there strictly for his defense.
James Harden – Has been on the bench behind Thabo Sefolosha.
Leandro Barbosa – Has an injury right now and still can’t get a starting job.
DeMar Derozan – Rookie has the starting spot, but hasn’t been doing much fantasywise.
Anthony Parker – Filling in for Delonte West. Not much production, but he is getting the minutes.
Francisco Garcia (injured), Rudy Fernandez, Mo Peterson, Marquis Daniels, Daequan Cook, Larry Hughes, Brandon Rush, JJ Redick, Antoine Wright,