Top 30 NBA shooting guards — 21. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Hawks
Bogdan Bogdanovic had a strong case for Sixth Man of the Year, and he might’ve been more frequently in the conversation were it not for Atlanta’s underwhelming season. He slowly took over backcourt point guard duties behind Trae Young, while still spending most of his time on the wing swishing 3s and providing that connective tissue for Atlanta’s offense. He did a lot and he did a lot with impressive efficiency.
Top 30 NBA shooting guards — 20. Collin Sexton, Cavaliers
Collin Sexton really started to show signs of growth before his season-ending knee injury. He has always been lightning-quick, with the ability to attack the rim relentlessly and hit tough shots on the perimeter. The next step for Sexton, however, is becoming more of a team player. If he can learn to play off of Darius Garland — to screen, cut, spot-up, and make the small efforts to better the offense — he will only increase the value of his scoring repertoire.
Top 30 NBA shooting guards — 19. Gary Trent Jr., Raptors
Gary Trent Jr.’s development was key to Toronto’s success in the absence of Kyle Lowry. He transformed into one of the Raptors’ most dynamic shot-makers, upping his efficiency and improving his shot quality while also expanding his role. Also, he made massive strides on defense. His 3-and-D turn should keep him in Toronto’s long-term plans.