RANKED: The NBA’s Starting Shooting Guards From Worst to Best

30. Grayson Allen — Memphis Grizzlies

Injuries have forced the Grizzlies to experiment with several starting lineup configurations. Grayson Allen had started just two games in his career prior to this season, but in 2021 has been Memphis’ starting shooting guard for over half of its games. The enigmatic former Duke star has had a solid audition. Though some have disparaged Allen’s antics on the floor, he certainly plays with effort and energy. The 6-foot-4 guard is a good athlete who is shooting over 40-percent from beyond the arc since joining the Grizzlies.

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29. Wayne Ellington — Detroit Pistons

Ellington has stuck around on NBA rosters for 12 seasons because he does one thing exceptionally well — shoot the basketball. A former NCAA champion at North Carolina, Ellington is a three-point specialist who is shooting 38-percent from beyond the arc over his career. He’s excellent at breaking free from defenders off-the-ball, and has no trouble getting into his shooting motion as soon as he receives a pass. His size and defensive limitations nudge him towards more of a reserve role, but Ellington would be a serviceable player in most rotations.

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