Free Agency

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

It’s certainly not the strongest position in the NBA these days and you can tell by looking at the free agent class at the 2-position. Many serviceable players, but very little in terms of star power.

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

Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: Chicago
20.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.3 apg

His decision to pass on a contract extension the last offseason looks better and better every day. Fantastic two-way player that could very well get a max deal this coming summer.

Agent: Happy Walters
2014/15 Earnings: $2,119,214
Career Earnings: $5,350,574
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Miami
21.5 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.5 rpg

We will all be surprised if he doesn’t retire as a member of the Miami Heat. Health and durability are concerns, but Wade is still playing at an All-Star level.

Agent: Henry Thomas
2014/15 Earnings: $15,000,000
Career Earnings: $121,321,666
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Dallas
18.9 ppg, 4.1 apg

Tremendous scorer that has been successful in Dallas. Pretty moody too.

Agent: Jeff Fried
2014/15 Earnings: $8,720,000
Career Earnings: $73,603,581
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-8 / Team: Milwaukee
13.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg

A pleasant surprise in Milwaukee. Good mid-range game and length. Keeping him will not come cheap for the Bucks.

Agent: Michael Lindeman
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $2,177,719
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-1 / Team: Toronto
15.5 ppg, 2.1 apg

Not the explosive player he once was, the Sixth Man of the Year can still score the ball like few others.

Agent: Wallace Prather
2014/15 Earnings: $5,450,000
Career Earnings: $37,208,319
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Portland
15.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.3 apg

Matthews was playing great during a contract year, but it all came crumbling down with an Achilles tendon injury. A talented glue gluy, he would have landed a big contract if healthy. The injury changes everything.

Agent: Jeff Austin
2014/15 Earnings: $7,245,640
Career Earnings: $32,984,188
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: San Antonio
11.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Key piece for San Antonio the past few years. Dead-eye shooter with high basketball IQ. Can he be that effective outside the Spurs’ paradise?

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $4,025,000
Career Earnings: $12,693,631
Team Option / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: LA Clippers
16.3 ppg, 2.7 apg

Mr. 3+1 is a perennial Sixth Man of the Year candidate that can bring instant offense to any team.

Agent: Greg Lawrence
2014/15 Earnings: $5,450,000
Career Earnings: $90,771,497
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: San Antonio
10.5 ppg, 4.2 apg, 3.0 rpg

Extremely talented and smart guard that always plays his heart out. He’s on his last wheels, though.

Agent: Herb Rudoy
2014/15 Earnings: $7,000,000
Career Earnings: $108,225,615
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Cleveland
8.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Has not delivered on the promise of his rookie season, but quite an interesting rotation player for a contending team. Pretty good defender.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $2,761,113
Career Earnings: $7,708,353
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Cleveland
12.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.8 apg

No distractions in Cleveland, so we’re getting a good version of JR Smith. Incredible talent, but there will always be questions about his focus.

Agent: Leon Rose
2014/15 Earnings: $5,982,375
Career Earnings: $40,012,765
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Portland
13.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Didn’t distinguish himself with his play this season –  especially in Portland.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $7,562,500
Career Earnings: $42,755,777
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: San Antonio
9.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Terrific shooter, although not as consistent in 2014-15. Can probably make more money outside of San Antonio.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $2,873,750
Career Earnings: $14,805,034
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Indiana
12.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.1 apg

Indiana has been good for Rodney Stuckey. His play was one of the reasons the Pacers were as competitive. They would like to keep him.

Agent: Paolo Zamorano
2014/15 Earnings: $1,227,985
Career Earnings: $34,557,071
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-8 / Team: Phoenix
11.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg

Gerald Green’s camp was not too happy about the role reserved for the ultra athletic swingman. Likely headed elsewhere.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $3,500,000
Career Earnings: $15,912,956
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-2 / Team: Houston
7.0 ppg, 1.9 apg

There’s something left in Jason Terry’s tank. His playoff performance is proof of that.

Agent: BJ Armstrong
2014/15 Earnings: $5,450,000
Career Earnings: $103,331,107
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Brooklyn
7.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Will be a solid reserve at the shooting guard position somewhere.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $1,276,061
Career Earnings: $3,609,981
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: New York
10.3 ppg, 2.5 apg, 2.4 rpg

Has bounced from team to team in the last two years. Surprisingly good in his short final stint with the Knicks.

Agent: Obrad Fimic
2014/15 Earnings: $3,198,723
Career Earnings: $9,283,333
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Minnesota
10.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Has made an NBA career out of strong long-range shooting. Shots have not been falling at a good rate lately, though.

Agent: David Bauman
2014/15 Earnings: $3,250,000
Career Earnings: $8,641,584
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: CSKA Moscow (Russia)
12.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.5 apg

Athletic swingman that was a superstar in Europe. Not likely to be paid in the NBA as much as he did in Russia.

Agent: Roger Montgomery
2014/15 Earnings: $854,389
Career Earnings: $2,032,923
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Houston
7.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Terrific athlete at the wing position. Showed good potential in Philadelphia, then barely played in Houston.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $507,336
Career Earnings: $507,336
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Phoenix
7.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Journeyman guard that has played for five different teams in six seasons. Expect another move this summer.

Agent: Tony Dutt
2014/15 Earnings: $8,697,500
Career Earnings: $23,795,083
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Golden State
7.1 ppg, 1.5 apg, 1.4 rpg

Has rejuvenated his NBA career in Golden State. Enters free agency as a champion.

Agent: Sam Goldfeder
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $39,967,358
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: LA Lakers
10.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Dealt with the murder of his father and still managed to be a contributor for the Lakers, which is a testament to his professionalism and focus.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $1,063,384
Career Earnings: $9,034,826
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Memphis
4.2 ppg, 2.5 apg

Steady point guard that has many suitors overseas. NBA remains his priority, though.

Agent: Dan Fegan
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $1,306,662
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Philadelphia
9.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Missed two years due to injury and worked hard to return to the court at age 34. That’s commendable… But how much left in the tank?

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $6,601,125
Career Earnings: $105,356,093
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team:

We may have seen the last of Ray Allen on an NBA court. But if he gets the itch to return, you can be pretty sure suitors will line up for the services of one of the best shooters of all time.

Agent: Jim Tanner
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $184,356,410
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-9 / Team: Portland
4.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Has shot worse than 40 percent for three straight seasons. A disappointment in Portland.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $3,145,000
Career Earnings: $28,693,621
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: LA Clippers
7.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

Point guard that doesn’t shoot or create for others particularly well. Only 22, so there’s still room for progress.

Agent: David Falk
2014/15 Earnings: $2,439,840
Career Earnings: $7,017,240
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Denver
6.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg

A scorer, but not a shooter. Wants to return to Denver, where he has played his best basketball in the NBA.

Agent: Brian Elfus
2014/15 Earnings: $915,243
Career Earnings: $2,254,115
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey)
13.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.1 apg

Averaged 17 ppg in the Euroleague for one of the top clubs in Europe.

Agent: Andrew Vye
2014/15 Earnings: $44,835
Career Earnings: $518,439
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Atlanta
5.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Couldn’t get enough minutes in Atlanta, but his strong outside shooting could warrant playing time elsewhere.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $1,312,920
Career Earnings: $3,776,280
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Phoenix
2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg

Comes off the worst season of his NBA career. Not that the previous ones were particulary good.

Agent: Joel Bell
2014/15 Earnings: $3,000,000
Career Earnings: $58,008,801
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)
13.0 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.5 rpg

One of the top American players in Europe. Can opt out of his deal in Russia.

Agent: Andrew Vye
2014/15 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $0
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Los Angeles Lakers
2.2 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Torn his Achilles early and missed most of the season. Will probably have to prove himself in training camp with some team.

Agent: Arn Tellem
2014/15 Earnings: $1,082,000
Career Earnings: $7,597,040
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Orlando
5.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Good veteran presence. Has shot worse than 39 percent the last two seasons.

Agent: Aaron Goodwin
2014/15 Earnings: $1,448,490
Career Earnings: $23,473,246
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Golden State
22.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Will get buckets wherever he plays (China, D-League or NBA). Has a me-first attitude.

Agent: Aaron Mintz
2014/15 Earnings: $2,162,418
Career Earnings: $5,523,859
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-2 / Team: New Orleans
3.6 ppg, 1.2 apg

The outstanding college scorer has not panned out in the NBA. Last chance for him in the States?

Agent: Jeff Austin
2014/15 Earnings: $948,163
Career Earnings: $8,032,603
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Golden State
4.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg

Beat competition for a roster spot with these fantastic Warriors last fall. Will probably have to do it all over again.

Agent: Tony Dutt
2014/15 Earnings: $816,482
Career Earnings: $892,702
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: LA Clippers
0.6 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Has antagonized some of the best players in the game. Was a pretty good defender.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2014/15 Earnings: $2,169,659
Career Earnings: $18,317,927
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: LA Lakers
11.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.0 apg

Played with the Lakers late in the season, but not that well.

Agent: Makhtar Ndiaye
2014/15 Earnings: $48,028
Career Earnings: $76,862
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Denver
1.9 ppg, 0.5 rpg

Expected to play summer league with the Denver Nuggets, who claimed him off waivers late in the season.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2014/15 Earnings: $816,481
Career Earnings: $1,306,661
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