Every team needs a GREAT shooting guard in order to win.
We all recognize the importance of having a good shooting guard by our side.
But what exactly is the role of the shooting guard?
In old school terms, his job was to mainly get himself open for a shot and score from afar.
But in the new era of basketball, that role has been redefined, and nowadays SGs are doing everything.
This clip is a pure example of how guard-dominant the NBA league has become.
Shooting guards, unlike forwarders, have a great jump shot, and they work a lot on quick catch-and-shoots… so they need to be quick on the court and use any opportunity the defense gives them.
I firmly believe that for a team to win a championship and have success, it needs a solid shooting guard.
This is their most important role on the court, some basketball experts would argue, but it’s no secret that the best players that went in to the pages of history were shooting guards, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant etc…
Here’s a mix of the best shooting guards in the game from the 2012-2013 NBA season.