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NBA Free Agency 2015: The top point guards available this offseason

Has there ever been a time with so many star guards in the NBA? We don’t think so. They are all under contract, though. Teams looking to upgrade their PG position have slim pickings this year.

POINT GUARDS / SHOOTING GUARDS / SMALL FORWARDS / POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS

Restricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Detroit
14.5 ppg, 6.0 apg, 4.2 rpg

The Pistons gave him a chance to become a full-time starter for the first time. Sounds like they have every intention to keep him.

Agent: Aaron Mintz
2014/15 Earnings: $2,325,680
Career Earnings: $5,985,440
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Last team: Dallas
8.9 ppg, 7.9 apg, 5.5 rpg

His stint with Dallas has been a disaster and that’s going to hurt him in free agency. Kobe Bryant has a soft spot for him. Future in Los Angeles?

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $12,909,090
Career Earnings: $60,873,793
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Last team: Houston
10.1 ppg, 3.4 apg, 4.2 rpg

Not much of a scorer or a playmaker, but will make life hard for opposing guards with his defensive tenacity.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $1,985,492
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: LA Lakers
11.2 ppg, 4.6 apg

Safe to say he’s going to have to take a pay cut and will not return to the Lakers. Could be a quality backup guard somewhere.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $14,898,938
Career Earnings: $32,884,029
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-1 / Last team: Charlotte
14.2 ppg, 6.2 apg

Averaged 17 ppg with green light to shoot during his time with the Hornets this season.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $3,750,000
Career Earnings: $63,311,931
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Chicago
11.6 ppg, 3.2 apg

Has a career average of just 3.3 apg, but there’s no denying he’s scoring threat every time he’s on the floor.

Agent: Leon Rose
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $13,972,851
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Real Madrid (Spain)
10.3 ppg, 5.1 apg

The flashy Spaniard is one of the best point guards in FIBA basketball. His contract with Euroleague giant Real Madrid includes an out option.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $4,669,835
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-9 / Last team: LA Clippers
5.7 ppg, 2.3 apg

Bouncy guard that has been moving from team to team lately. Has played for six franchises in the last five years.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2014/15 Earnings: $2,184,179
Career Earnings: $24,515,602
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: Indiana
10.0 ppg, 3.6 apg

Averaged 10 ppg for only the second time in his career, but Larry Bird has not expressed much interest in keeping him.

Agent: Derrick Powell
2014/15 Earnings: $2,077,000
Career Earnings: $12,430,493
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Denver
8.3 ppg, 4.0 apg

Veteran point guard comes off career-lows in scoring and shooting percentage. Will he exercise his player option to make decent money in a bad situation?

Agent: Steve Mountain
2014/15 Earnings: $4,750,000
Career Earnings: $52,167,977
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Philadelphia
6.1 ppg, 3.3 apg

Sixers cornerstone Nerlens Noel lavished him with praise due to his unselfish play. Not much of a shooter.

Agent: Raymond Brothers
2014/15 Earnings: $1,838,615
Career Earnings: $3,899,794
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: New Orleans
7.6 ppg, 3.4 apg

Two-time champion in Miami. Not much of a playmaker or a shooter.

Agent: Rich Paul
2014/15 Earnings: $2,150,188
Career Earnings: $5,397,868
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: San Antonio
6.8 ppg, 2.4 apg, 2.4 rpg

Has improved every year in the Spurs’ system. Starting to look like a legit backup point guard in the NBA.

Agent: Rich Paul
2014/15 Earnings: $2,134,593
Career Earnings: $5,389,473
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Dallas
7.5 ppg, 3.4 apg

Dynamic guard that has played his best basketball as a Maverick. Staying there another season?

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $5,822,078
Career Earnings: $25,375,252
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Cleveland
4.8 ppg, 3.0 apg

Scrappy point guard that makes the best of his limited abilities. More than half his shots come from beyond the arc. Surprised with his performance in the Finals.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,306,662
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: Sacramento
4.4 ppg, 3.5 apg

One of the slowest guards in the NBA. His high basketball IQ may warrant another season in the NBA.

Agent: Andy Miller
2014/15 Earnings: $4,625,000
Career Earnings: $96,218,701
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-0 / Last team: Washington
3.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Dynamic guard that put together fantastic performances in China last season.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $3,060,376
Career Earnings: $17,137,733
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Phoenix
4.2 ppg, 3.1 apg

Pass-first guard that averaged 8.8 apg in 2013-14. Missed the second half of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL.

Agent: Alex Saratsis
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $4,839,963
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Indiana
7.4 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.7 rpg

Comes off a career season with the Indiana Pacers. Can he get another guaranteed contract?

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $948,163
Career Earnings: $2,326,996
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: FC Barcelona (Spain)
7.3 ppg, 4.5 apg

One of the most talented point guards we’ve seen in FIBA basketball. On the wrong side of 30.

Agent: Juan Aisa
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $0
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-11 / Last team: Detroit
4.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Averaged 26.3 ppg in China last season before playing for the Pistons for a couple of months.

Agent: Bernie Lee
2014/15 Earnings: $491,968
Career Earnings: $5,482,967
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-2 / Last team: LA Lakers
5.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Not the most talented guard around, but you have to love his energy.

Agent: Mike Higgins
2014/15 Earnings: $1,316,809
Career Earnings: $9,633,266
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-11 / Last team: Oklahoma City
19.8 ppg, 4.5 apg

Talented playmaker that could be looking at a third contract in China. Has never shot better than 41.3 percent in a season in the NBA.

Agent: Joel Bell
2014/15 Earnings: $1,316,809
Career Earnings: $19,073,889
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-5 / Last team: Washington
1.2 ppg, 0.2 apg

Long point guard with very nice defensive skills.

Agent: Bernie Lee
2014/15 Earnings: $1,096,056
Career Earnings: $1,586,236
Unrestricted / Point Guard / 6-4 / Last team: Brooklyn
2.2 ppg, 1.3 apg
A journeyman. Has played for five NBA teams and two D-League squads in four seasons.
Agent: Brian Dyke
2014/15 Earnings: $803,149
Career Earnings: $3,285,217
Restricted / Point Guard / 6-3 / Last team: Milwaukee
2.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.1 apg

Has played for Jason Kidd in Brooklyn and Milwaukee.

Agent: BJ Armstrong
2014/15 Earnings: $960,566
Career Earnings: $265,187
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