Top 5 NBA Free Agent PG
The 2016 NBA Free Agency period or frenzy as some would call it is about to begin and the PG position is considered the most important in today’s NBA game. The problem for teams in need of a good one is 2016 is a very thin point guard free agent class. There is one elite, All-Star level guy at the top and after that things fall off quickly. Here are the top five point guards available on the market this year…
1. Mike Conley, UFA
By far and away the best PG in this free agency class. Conley is a floor general, great in the pick-and-roll, an above average defender and can stroke it from behind the 3-pt line. A lot of teams have interest in him, but the buzz around the league and from our own Brandon Reid, is that Conley will re-sign with the only team he has ever known in his NBA career.
2. Rajon Rondo, UFA
He averaged a double-double with the Kings last year (11 points, 11 assists) but at age 30, you have to begin to wonder if his elite skills are still intact. His defensive skills have begun to decrease, but he can be the floor general NBA teams look for in their PG. His attitude and issues in the locker room will hurt his value and ultimately affect how much money he can make this off-season.
3. Jordan Clarkson, RFA
The only restricted free agent on this list is not going to be changing teams, but that doesn’t mean other organizations won’t try. There’s a lot to like for a guard who can be part of the rotation for many years. The question is what team will come in with the big offer for Clarkson that forces the Lakers to pony up?
4. Ty Lawson, UFA
Ty Lawson’s career has taken a downturn since he was traded to the Rockets last off-season. He had his worst season as a pro and ended being cut by Houston, finding his way to the Pacers who didn’t give him much run. It will be interesting to see what the market is for the former Nugget, who at age 28, still has quite a bit to offer a team.
5. Brandon Jennings, UFA
He’s not the player he once was, especially now that he’s coming off of an Achilles injury, but he did play his most efficient basketball last season. Only 26 years old, Jennings can become a solid 6th man for a team who needs guard help, or in the case of the Brooklyn Nets (who have interest) he can be a starting PG on a bad team.
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