The 20 Most Accurate Guards (Best Shooters) in NBA History

Point Guard Maurice Cheeks Is The Most Accurate Little Man In NBA History

Point Guard Maurice Cheeks Is The Most Accurate Little Man In NBA History

This list has some surprises for sure. These are the 20 best “shooting” guards in NBA history: not the position, the accuracy – guards boasting the highest career field-goal percentages with a minimum of 400 games started (the equivalent of about five full seasons).

Four qualifying guards in NBA history hit more than half their attempts (over 50 percent from the floor) – led by surprise No. 1, Maurice Cheeks at 52.3 percent. Magic Johnson is a sliver behind, and he is followed by Utah Jazz great John Stockton and surprise No. 2, the Milwaukee BucksSidney Moncrief.

The G.O.A.T. makes an appearance in sixth.

Four actives are all-timers, too – Tony Parker, Steve Nash, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.

  PLAYER FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE GAMES GAMES STARTED FIELD GOALS FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS
1. Maurice Cheeks 52.3% 1101 736 4,906 9,374
2. Magic Johnson 52.0% 906 763 6,211 11,951
3. John Stockton 51.5% 1504 1300 7,039 13,658
4. Sidney Moncrief 50.2% 767 513 4,117 8,198
5. Vern Fleming 49.8% 893 523 3,964 7,954
6. Michael Jordan 49.7% 1072 1039 12,192 24,537
7. Jeff Hornacek 49.6% 1077 910 5,929 11,957
8. Tony Parker* 49.5% 891 878 6,051 12,225
9. Rolando Blackman 49.3% 980 815 6,887 13,969
9. Kevin Johnson 49.3% 735 623 4,512 9,160
11. Steve Nash* 49.0% 1208 1049 6,297 12,844
12. Dwyane Wade* 48.9% 681 673 5,976 12,212
13. Paul Pressey 48.5% 724 420 2,855 5,890
14. Sherman Douglas 48.4% 765 482 3,335 6,886
14. Jeff Malone 48.4% 905 755 7,099 14,674
16. Norm Nixon 48.3% 768 416 5,219 10,805
17. Byron Scott 48.2% 1073 717 5,918 12,268
18. Rajon Rondo* 48.1% 475 422 2,180 4,533
19. Kenny Smith 48.0% 737 650 3,527 7,352
20. Dale Ellis 47.9% 1209 589 7,323 15,275
20. Avery Johnson 47.9% 1054 637 3,622 7,564

Thanks to basketball-reference.com‘s play index, where I ran this query, which gives you the top 100 and more.

Photo: basket.com.ua

Posted on December 11, 2013, in NBA Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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