NBA Free Agency 2017: Shooting Guards

NBA Free Agency 2017: Shooting Guards

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NBA Free Agency 2017: Shooting Guards

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Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Chicago
18.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.8 apg

Wade has started to show his age. Has not been a great fit in Chicago. Can pick his team again this summer if he opts out.

Agent: Henry Thomas
2016/17 Earnings: $23,200,000
Career Earnings: $179,521,666
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: LA Clippers
15.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Excellent shooter, decent defender and great locker room guy. Regressed a bit this season.

Agent: Greg Lawrence
2016/17 Earnings: $7,377,500
Career Earnings: $55,931,008
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Detroit
13.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Many of us expected him to have a breakout season with the Pistons. Didn’t happen. There will still be a market for him.

Agent: Rich Paul
2016/17 Earnings: $3,678,319
Career Earnings: $11,995,639
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Miami
15.8 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.3 rpg

Had a breakout season in Miami as one of the main pieces of the overachieving Heat. Played way more efficient basketball than he used to.

Agent: Brandon Rosenthal
2016/17 Earnings: $2,898,000
Career Earnings: $19,719,270
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Atlanta
14.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Put together his best season yet in a contract year. Bodes well for him in free agency.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2016/17 Earnings: $2,281,605
Career Earnings: $6,033,525
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: Cleveland
10.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg

There will be a market for a shooter like him even at age 36.

Agent: Jeff Schwartz
2016/17 Earnings: $5,239,437
Career Earnings: $62,147,455
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: Oklahoma City
6.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Terrific defender. Doesn’t bring much on the offensive end. Terrible three-point shooter.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2016/17 Earnings: $2,183,072
Career Earnings: $5,665,592
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: San Antonio
6.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg

One of the most athletic players we’ve seen wearing a Spur jersey. Although that might not be saying much…

Agent: Andy Shiffman
2016/17 Earnings: $874,636
Career Earnings: $1,399,729
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Memphis
9.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg

Thirteen years into his NBA career, he remains a very good perimeter defender.

Agent: Raymond Brothers
2016/17 Earnings: $5,000,000
Career Earnings: $39,227,037
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Sacramento
10.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.1 apg

Gets buckets, but he’s not the most efficient scorer around.

Agent: Darren ‘Mats’ Matsubara
2016/17 Earnings: $10,203,755
Career Earnings: $60,875,465
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: San Antonio
7.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg

Has a little left in the tank. Will he return for another season?

Agent: Herb Rudoy
2016/17 Earnings: $14,000,000
Career Earnings: $125,039,615
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: Atlanta
7.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg

The defensive ace lost his starting spot with the Hawks late in the season.

Agent: Guy Zucker
2016/17 Earnings: $4,000,000
Career Earnings: $34,375,228
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Memphis
8.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg

The most athletic 40-year-old man in basketball. Basically a three-point shooter at this point of his career.

Agent: Kurt Schoeppler
2016/17 Earnings: $4,264,057
Career Earnings: $173,927,444
Player Option / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: LA Lakers
13.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg

The shoot-happy guard revived his career with more than decent play with the Lakers.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2016/17 Earnings: $5,443,918
Career Earnings: $33,499,809
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Sacramento
8.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg

Lack of improvement is disappointing – if not surprising considering he’s spent his whole career in Sacramento.

Agent: Rich Paul
2016/17 Earnings: $4,008,882
Career Earnings: $13,087,722
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: New York
7.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg

WIll probably be looking at his sixth NBA team. Has proved he belongs, though.

Agent: Jason Glushon
2016/17 Earnings: $1,015,696
Career Earnings: $2,779,478
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Indiana
7.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Put in the work with Indiana, but didn’t have a good year there while dealing with injury problems.

Agent: Paolo Zamorano
2016/17 Earnings: $7,000,000
Career Earnings: $48,057,071
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Golden State
6.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg

The Blazers may offer him a contract if only to prevent him from killing them every time.

Agent: Bill Duffy
2016/17 Earnings: $1,015,696
Career Earnings: $2,779,454
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-2 / Team: Milwaukee
4.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg

You can do a lot worse if you’re looking for a veteran to hit open threes. He shot a career-high 42.7 percent from beyond the arc with the Bucks.

Agent: Byron Irvin
2016/17 Earnings: $1,551,659
Career Earnings: $106,782,266
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Chicago
5.5 ppg, 0.6 rpg

Has made an NBA career out of three-point shooting. He made just 30.8 percent of his attempts this year.

Agent: Wallace Prather
2016/17 Earnings: $3,488,000
Career Earnings: $24,237,958
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Orlando
9.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg

Injuries have stalled the the career of this sharp-shooting guard. Only 39 games the last two seasons.

Agent: Andrew Vye
2016/17 Earnings: $6,540,000
Career Earnings: $24,126,584
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Minnesota
4.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg

Had the worst PER of any player with at least 1,000 minutes played this season.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2016/17 Earnings: $3,500,000
Career Earnings: $22,675,676
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: Brooklyn
5.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Has shot below 42 percent from the field every season since 2008. There may not be another deal for him.

Agent: Steve Heumann
2016/17 Earnings: $2,500,000
Career Earnings: $34,376,401
Team Option / Shooting Guard / 6-5 / Team: Memphis
5.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Started the season in the D-League and finished it playing important minutes for the Grizzlies in the playoffs. Very important exposure for him.

Agent: Sean Kennedy
2016/17 Earnings: $115,087
Career Earnings: $115,087
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-7 / Team: Boston
2.3 ppg, 0.9 rpg

Athleticism is off the charts, we know that. Anything else?

Agent: Leon Rose
2016/17 Earnings: $1,825,200
Career Earnings: $5,249,520
Team Option / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Dallas
2.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Tenacious defensive player with little to offer on the offensive end.

Agent: Henry Thomas
2016/17 Earnings: $1,015,695
Career Earnings: $2,251,494
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-3 / Team: Estudiantes (Spain)
22.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg

By far the best scorer in the Spanish League this season… and he did it with good percentages. Has made clear he wants a shot in the NBA.

Agent: Misko Raznatovic
2016/17 Earnings: $0
Career Earnings: $0
Restricted / Shooting Guard / 6-4 / Team: New York
4.1 ppg, 2.1 apg

Played a lot of minutes when the Knicks gave up on the season. Has a lot to prove yet.

Agent: Mitch Nathan
2016/17 Earnings: $543,471
Career Earnings: $543,471
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: Cleveland
9.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Has more postseason games than regular season games the last two years. Won a ring in the process.

Agent: Mark Bartelstein
2016/17 Earnings: $1,551,659
Career Earnings: $17,998,976
Unrestricted / Shooting Guard / 6-6 / Team: New York
3.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Shot better than 41 percent from the field only once in his NBA career and that was back in 2008.

Agent: Herb Rudoy
2016/17 Earnings: $1,410,598
Career Earnings: $22,254,895

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