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Who are the greatest shooting guards in NBA history?

On the most recent episode of "The JJ Redick Podcast," the New Orleans Pelicans guard, co-host Tommy Alter and Rex Chapman -- the No. 8 overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft and current Twitter star -- conducted a draft.

Obviously, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant went No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. With the third and fourth picks, Redick selected Dwyane Wade and Manu Ginobili, in that order.

Allen Iverson was the choice at No. 5, followed by ...

... Klay Thompson at No. 6.

"I love me some Klay, man," Chapman said after making the pick. "He plays both ends, shoots the s--t out of it, got a perfect demeanor -- doesn't give a f--k. I love him. He's big enough. Current, modern-day guy."

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Hey, Mr. Redick, what are your thoughts on the Warriors' star shooting guard?

"I love the pick," he said. "I didn't think Klay was going to go this high. I had him a little lower on my board, and I would have liked to have ended up with him. He is one of my favorite current players, absolutely. Everything you said about him is so true.

 

"He's a competitor, man. Low maintenance, 'I'm going to go out and bust your a-- on both ends.' He's unbelievable."

Klay is a three-time NBA champion, five-time All-Star and two-time third-team All-NBA selection, who was named second-team All-Defense in 2018-19. And at 30 years old, he still has plenty of time to add to his résumé and legacy.

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Lastly, it's important to note that the trio acknowledged the difficulty in ranking players across different eras, and debated whether guys such as James Harden and Jerry West should be considered point guards or shooting guards.

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