The shooting guard position requires far more than outside shooting

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The shooting guard (or the off guard) is generally considered to be the team’s best perimeter shooter and top scoring option. In NBA 2K22, they are tasked with knocking down both open and contested shots at a high rate, while also playing reliable defense on the other end. Not only that, but they also tend to be the team’s secondary ball-handler.

As a result of them having so much responsibility, the shooting guard you choose to bolster your lineup could be the difference between you having a winning or losing season. Luckily, we’ve created this NBA 2K22 tier list ranking all of the best shooting guard in the game.

NBA 2K ratings fluctuate throughout the regular season and playoffs depending on player performance and sustainability. So, the following rankings are based on their attributes and abilities by the end of the 2021-22 NBA season (including the playoffs).

Here is our official NBA 2K22 shooting guard tier list:

Tier S Players

  • James Harden (92), Philadelphia 76ers
  • Devin Booker (91), Phoenix Suns
  • Paul George (88), Los Angeles Clippers

Tier A Players

  • Zach LaVine (88), Chicago Bulls
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (88), Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Donovan Mitchell (87), Utah Jazz
  • Bradley Beal (87), Washington Wizards
  • C.J. McCollum (87), New Orleans Pelicans

Tier B Players

  • Tyler Herro (85), Miami Heat
  • Anthony Edwards (83), Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Klay Thompson (83), Golden State Warriors
  • Tyrese Haliburton (83), Indiana Pacers
  • Terry Rozier III (82), Charlotte Hornets
  • Jordan Poole (81), Golden State Warriors
  • Anfernee Simons (81), Portland Trail Blazers
  • Jalen Green (80), Houston Rockets

Related: NBA 2K22 Best Point Guards Tier List (July 2022)

Tier C Players

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (80), Atlanta Hawks
  • De’Anthony Melton (80), Philadelphia 76ers
  • Collin Sexton (79), Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Buddy Hield (79), Indiana Pacers
  • Luguentz Dort (79), Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Derrick White (79), Boston Celtics
  • Gary Trent Jr. (79), Toronto Raptors
  • Immanuel Quickley (78), New York Knicks

Tier D Players

  • Caris LeVert (78), Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Malik Monk (78), Sacramento Kings
  • Will Barton (78), Washington Wizards
  • Seth Curry (78), Brooklyn Nets
  • Jordan Clarkson (77), Utah Jazz
  • Bruce Brown Jr. (77), Denver Nuggets
  • Luke Kennard (77), Los Angeles Clippers
  • Ayo Dosunmu (77), Chicago Bulls

Tier E Players

  • Malik Beasley (77), Utah Jazz
  • Chris Duarte (77), Indiana Pacers
  • Javonte Green (77), Chicago Bulls
  • Caleb Martin (77), Miami Heat
  • Donte DiVincenzo (76), Golden State Warriors
  • Victor Oladipo (76), Miami Heat
  • Kevin Huerter (76), Sacramento Kings
  • Evan Fournier (76), New York Knicks

Tier F Players

  • Grayson Allen (76), Milwaukee Bucks
  • Josh Cristopher (76), Houston Rockets
  • Josh Richardson (76), Sacramento Kings
  • Lance Stephenson (76), Indiana Pacers
  • Lonnie Walker IV (76), Los Angeles Lakers

That concludes our NBA 2K22 tier list ranking all of the best shooting guards in the game. In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our other NBA 2K content here at Gamer Journalist. Like all Michael Jordan Challenges in NBA 2K23 explained or how much does each NBA 2K23 edition cost?