The shooting guard position is often the most sought after, as they are usually players responsible for consistently providing the team with dependable minutes and points. The modern NBA has seemingly made this a role viable by both shooting and point guards. So let's look at the 10 best shooting guard cards in NBA 2K20's MyTeam, ranked.
10 Clyde Drexler (96)
Clyde Drexler is often referred to as one of the best dunkers of all-time, but his game was a lot more versatile and well-rounded than hat he got credit for. The 1998 version of him wasn't necessarily him in his prime, but the card has him sitting at a 96 overall which should tell you something.
The man with exceptional air-time also happened to be a good defender, and when stopped from exploding towards the hoop he had an inside scoring game that allowed him to still put up points consistently.
9 Sidney Moncrief (96)
It seems that the Milwaukee Bucks are blessed with always having star players with names that sound very uncommon. From Lou Al-Cinder to Giannis Antetoucoumpos, they've been blessed with tremendous talent that American commentators have a hard time pronouncing.
Falling in line with this is Sidney Moncrief, who carried the organization in the 90's. He was a standout defensive player who could score with the best of them inside and also had a pretty solid set of passing skills.
8 Jason Richardson (96)
There's a case to be made that Jason Richardson is arguably the most athletic player in Golden State Warriors history. He was a well-built player who had a sturdy frame that he matched with incredible high-flying acrobatics and that he paired with a mindset of wanting to score every time he touched the ball.
His 96 overall card featuring Richardson from the 2001 season puts his athleticism on full display, while also showing his shortcomings when it comes to both passing and rebounding, as well as his durability issues.
7 George Gervin (96)
George Gervin made his mark on the San Antonio Spurs long before the championship reign of Gregg Popovitch and Tim Duncan that made the franchise a perennial championship contender.
Hailing from Eastern Michigan, Gervin often towered over his opponent, standing at an impressive 6'7". He wasn't particularly revolutionary at any one part of his game, but at the same time, he didn't do anything on the court poorly. His biggest weakness was his passing ability, which was still quite serviceable.
6 Adrian Dantley (96)
Adrian Dantley is a lesser-known Utah Jazz great that often gets overlooked, as people tend to focus their discussions on the likes of John Stockton and Karl Malone.
The 6'5" shooting guard was a jack-of-all-trades, master of none type player who went out on the court every night and did his job. He made his living inside of the 3-point line and was a magnet when it came to drawing personal fouls. Dantley was also often lauded for taking smart and calculated shots with an above-average shot IQ.
5 Mitch Richmond (96)
The 96 overall MyTeam card for the Sacramento Kings former shooting guard Mitch Richmond was as perplexing as he was as a player. Standing at 6'5", he was large for the position, which you would assume meant he was a stalwart defender and inside scorer due to mismatches.
That wasn't actually the case, as Richmond often played sub-par defense and wasn't great at scoring in the post. He made a living at mid-range and encompassed unmatched stamina, hustle, and durability.
4 David Thompson (97)
David Thompson was a key part of the Denver Nuggets' mixed success in the 1980's, and the 6'4" shooting guard out of North Carolina State stood out. He was never really the most talented player on the court, but he made up for it with some out of this world athleticism that set him apart.
His vertical made him a must-watch dunker, and his pure speed and movement in the open court made him a nightmare for defenders in transition. Thompson also happened to be a decent rebounder at the shooting guard position.
3 Joe Dumars (97)
Joe Dumars is one of the great Detroit Pistons and built a legacy in the NBA through playing tenacious and energetic defense. His 97 overall card in MyTeam puts the spotlight on the 1999 season and tries its best to show players the best of what the McNeese State product had to offer the NBA.
Dumars was a solid shooter and passer who was often limited when forced to score inside. He also never really broke the mold when it came to being a shot blocker or rebounder at the shooting guard position.
2 Klay Thompson (97)
Klay Thompson is known to many as Steph Curry's sidekick and partner in crime, but on almost any other team in the NBA he'd be the #1 guy. He's already considered one of the best scorers of all-time, which came easy as Thompson also sports one of the smoothest jump shots and releases the game has ever seen.
His 97 overall pink diamond reward card shows both the highs and lows of his game, as his shooting and defensive ratings are off the charts whereas his rebounding and inside scoring leaves a lot to be desired.
1 Dwyane Wade (99)
It should come as no surprise that the best shooting guard card in NBA 2K20's MyTeam is that of legend cover athlete and Miami Heat icon, Dwyane Wade.
On top of being a likely 1st ballot NBA Hall of Famer (and being married to a generation's first crush in Gabrielle Union), Wade now has the honor of having a MyTeam card that's virtually unstoppable. It is one of the few Galaxy Opal cards in the game and happens to be filled with 99 ratings for almost every attribute outside of his rebounding.