The Top 25 shooting guards for the 2022-23 season

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Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

It’s sometimes hard to project a player’s upcoming season when uncertainty exists regarding where they’ll be playing. That’s not the case with Donovan Mitchell, however, as even if he remains in Utah or gets traded to the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat or to another less bandied-about destination, we’re confident he’ll remain his usual, explosive, bucket-getting self.

A three-time All-Star, Mitchell, like any top 2-guard, can score from beyond the arc, from the midrange or near the rim, both with his feet set or off the dribble. Mitchell’s first step is dynamic and his leaping ability is awe-inspiring. He still doesn’t get to the free-throw line enough to reach that next level of superstardom, forcing him to rely on his jumper more than he should have to, but even so, Mitchell has been one of the best shooting guards in the game for years now.

Last season, Mitchell averaged 25.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steal while shooting 44.8 percent from the field, providing tremendous value on both ends of the floor. 

With Mitchell as your best player, the second round of the playoffs might be your team’s ceiling depending on the pieces around him, at least if his career to date is to be trusted. But if you pair him with another star or two, who knows? A championship might not be out of the question, as Mitchell has proven to love the postseason spotlight in the past.

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