Makes me feel GOOD :) 4. Who's the most promising shooting guard in the NBA? Gordian: Bradley Beal. Beal is not the next Ray Allen as many claimed. But he's still a good shooter with good athleticism who can finish at the rim. In addition, playing alongside John Wall will give him the opportunity to take the next step by simply making the quality looks Wall provides him with. Huq: James Harden. This is selection by default because, unlike the point guard position, none of the young newcomers at this spot really possess the dynamic abilities to lend faith towards upward ascent. Perhaps Beal or Dion Waiters will take a leap but I'm not sure I'm ready to bank on either of those picks. McMenamin: Klay Thompson. He's in a great situation to grow in Golden State and as long as the Warriors have Stephen Curry breaking down defenses, Thompson will continue to have field day after field day from downtown (41.4 percent from 3 as a rookie, 40.1 percent last season with twice as many attempts). Pelton: Bradley Beal. For a 19-year-old, Beal had an impressive rookie season, and he and Wall make up one of the NBA's most promising young backcourts. The Wizards went 16-9 when both players were in the lineup, and Beal shot 46.6 percent from 3-point range after Wall's return. The only worry with Beal is the 26 games he missed due to a variety of ailments. Weidie: Bradley Beal. He came into the league known for his toughness and rebounding ability, but was also said to be the best shooter of his 2012 draft class. It took him a couple months before he lived up to the long distance expectations, but he was as smooth as anyone when he did. If Beal can become a better pick-and-roll player and increase his already decent ability to get to the free throw line (and make them), then look out.