2. Who's the most underrated shooting guard in the NBA?
Gordian: Eric Gordon. Gordon is an explosive, physical player with a beautiful stroke. He runs the pick-and-roll excellently and is a bulldog defender. However, chronic injuries have caused many to forget what a significant impact he makes when he's on the court.
3. Who's the most overrated shooting guard in the NBA?
McMenamin: Eric Gordon. He still carries the reputation as the guy with the build to have guys bounce off him in the paint and the compact stroke to hit a 3 in the blink of an eye, but his 2012-13 season lands him in this spot. Gordon shot just 40.2 percent from the field last season and 32.4 percent from 3 while missing 40 games because of a chronic knee issue. Plus, would the Pelicans really spend $44 million on Tyreke Evans if they had complete faith that Gordon was their shooting guard of the future?
White: Ryan Anderson. Perhaps it was New Orleans' miserable season that caused Anderson to fly under the radar, or maybe it was the misconception that Anderson is simply a 3-point specialist. True, his long-range sniping is his specialty (he shot 38 percent from deep last year), but he also moves very well without the ball and is a surprisingly efficient rebounder, averaging 7.5 rebounds per 36 minutes last season.