So the Heat and Spurs are going at it in the Finals. Whatever, good for them. But for the other 28 teams in the association, the 2013-14 season has already begun. And for these 28 losers, free agency is one of the quickest ways to improve and blow through some cash.
Today we’ll start our foray into the world of free agency by taking a look at the point guard position.
When people say we’re currently in “golden age” of point guards, they aren’t really talking about most of these dudes I’m about to list. But hey those golden age point guards need backups, right? Most of the guys on this list can provide depth to a team looking to improve their championship dreams. And if DJ Augustin’s Eastern Conference Finals performance taught us anything, it’s that NBA teams really need at least two solid point guards on the roster. Spoiler Alert: DJ Augustin didn’t crack the top 10.
Can you execute and defend the pick-and-roll? Can you penetrate off the dribble? Can you distribute to our shooters? Can you hit an outside shot? Can you NOT dribble out the shot clock and force up a contest jumper?
Most of these tasks will be asked of this year’s free agent class of point guards, and ALL of these tasks will be asked of Jerryd Bayless. Let’s begin.