2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top point guards this offseason

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2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top point guards this offseason

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2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top point guards this offseason

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1
Jalen Brunson / Dallas

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

A throwback point guard who may not be an athletic freak, but who can still get to his spots by putting his shoulder down and moving foes. Knows how to run an offense and can get his own buckets when need be.

2021/22 stats: 16.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.8 apg, 0.8 spg, 50.2 FG%, 37.3 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,802,057
Career earnings: $6,112,770
Agent: Aaron Mintz

2
Ricky Rubio / Cleveland

Ricky Rubio, Cleveland Cavaliers

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

A torn ACL at his age and with the mileage he has could be cause for concern, but if he can prove to teams he’ll be healthy at some point next season, he’ll be a sought-after point guard thanks to his playmaking abilities.

2021/22 stats: 13.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.4 spg, 36.3 FG%, 33.9 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $17,800,000
Career earnings: $122,294,046
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

3
Tyus Jones / Memphis

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

An underrated point guard who’s mostly been a backup throughout his career. However, if his play this year is any indication, he’s ready for a bigger role soon, as his scoring and passing are more than solid.

2021/22 stats: 8.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.4 apg, 0.9 spg, 45.1 FG%, 39.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $8,376,286
Career earnings: $33,846,623
Agent: Kevin Bradbury

4
Dennis Schroeder / Houston

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Will he buy into a smaller role on a contender or will he favor being the main guy on teams with lower expectations? He can score and assist decently well and can really defend when focused.

2021/22 stats: 13.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.6 apg, 0.1 bpg, 43.1 FG%, 34.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $5,890,000
Career earnings: $75,670,502
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

5
Gary Payton II / Golden State

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Cut from his father’s cloth defensively, and having to guard Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole in practice probably hasn’t hurt, either. Top-notch point guard defender with a raw, though improved, offensive game.

2021/22 stats: 7.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.4 spg, 61.6 FG%, 35.8 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,669,178
Career earnings: $3,790,544
Agent: Aaron Goodwin

6
Patrick Mills / Brooklyn (Player Option)

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Started off the season hot and then cooled off pretty harshly, indicating that his age might be catching up to him. Still one of the better catch-and-shoot threats in the league.

2021/22 stats: 11.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 0.6 spg, 40.8 FG%, 40.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $5,890,000
Career earnings: $67,903,853
Agent: Steve Heumann

7
Delon Wright / Atlanta

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Solid backup guard who can be trusted to run a second-unit offense, create some buckets and pick up some steals.

2021/22 stats: 4.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 45.4 FG%, 37.9 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $8,526,316
Career earnings: $34,268,738
Agent: Greg Lawrence

8
Goran Dragic / Brooklyn

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Not the athlete he once was, but can still provide some scoring and creating off the bench.

2021/22 stats: 7.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.1 apg, 37.7 FG%, 25.4 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $19,348,907
Career earnings: $150,854,721
Agent: Rade Filipovich

9
Aaron Holiday / Phoenix (Restricted)

Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Feisty defender at the point-guard spot with plus-shooting ability from beyond the arc.

2021/22 stats: 6.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 44.7 FG%, 37.9 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $3,980,551
Career earnings: $10,477,351
Agent: Nima Namakian

10
DJ Augustin / LA Lakers

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran point guard who still possesses solid quickness and playmaking chops.

2021/22 stats: 5.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 42.3 FG%, 41.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $7,622,467
Career earnings: $64,098,272
Agent: Raymond Brothers

11
Raul Neto / Washington

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Reliable, plucky point guard who can run a second-unit offense and do some scoring and playmaking while being a pest defensively.

2021/22 stats: 7.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 46.3 FG%, 29.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,089,448
Career earnings: $11,060,070
Agent: Aylton Tesch

12
Isaiah Thomas / Charlotte

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Had solid moments with Charlotte as a shooter. Can still score the basketball some.

2021/22 stats: 8.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 40.1 FG%, 33.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $607,284
Career earnings: $35,512,375
Agent: Bernie Lee

13
Frank Jackson / Detroit

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Solid at driving to the basket and making the intelligent play, though his streakiness as a shooter affects his impact.

2021/22 stats: 10.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 40.2 FG%, 30.8 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $3,000,000
Career earnings: $6,961,220
Agent: Kevin Bradbury

14
Rajon Rondo / Cleveland

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Despite his age, can still take care of some playmaking and shooting during his time on the floor.

2021/22 stats: 4.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.4 apg, 38.6 FG%, 35.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $115,777,250
Agent: Bill Duffy

15
Brandon Goodwin / Cleveland

Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

Athletic point guard with some playmaking ability as a drive-and-disher.

2021/22 stats: 4.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 41.6 FG%, 34.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $343,988
Career earnings: $2,323,711
Agent: Aaron Turner

16
Jevon Carter / Milwaukee

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Pesky defender at the lead-guard spot who can knock down open shots.

2021/22 stats: 4.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 38.7 FG%, 38.8 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $457,149
Career earnings: $10,198,912
Agent: Zach Kurtin

17
Kris Dunn / Portland

Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

At his best on the defensive end, inconsistent offensive player.

2021/22 stats: 7.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.6 apg, 43.1 FG%, 9.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $312,080
Career earnings: $27,238,466
Agent: Aaron Mintz

18
Facundo Campazzo / Denver (Restricted)

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Undersized point guard who plays with quickness and toughness. Flashy passer but unreliable outside shooter.

2021/22 stats: 5.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 36.1 FG%, 30.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $3,200,000
Career earnings: $6,400,000
Agent: David Carro

19
David Duke / Brooklyn (Restricted)

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Athletic guard who likes to get to the basket but struggles as a shooter.

2021/22 stats: 4.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.8 apg, 36.1 FG%, 24.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Todd Ramasar

20
Lindell Wigginton / Milwaukee

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Athletic point guard who can run an offense and hit shots off the dribble.

2021/22 stats: 4.2 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 42.6 FG%, 34.6 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $233,973
Career earnings: $233,973
Agent: Mike George

21
Chris Chiozza / Golden State

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Quick point guard with good vision with the ball in his hands.

2021/22 stats: 2.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 29.6 FG%, 32.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $600,005
Agent: Robert Fayne

22
Zavier Simpson / Oklahoma City

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Slashing point guard with drive-and-kick chops and defensive intensity.

2021/22 stats: 11.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 7.5 apg, 36.5 FG%, 12.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $37,223
Career earnings: $37,223
Agent: Brian Jungreis

23
Trent Forrest / Utah (Restricted)

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Very limited as a shooter but a tough-nosed point guard with good defensive stopped prowess who can slash and score at the bucket.

2021/22 stats: 3.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, 49.0 FG%, 18.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $463,211
Career earnings: $463,211
Agent: Justin Haynes

24
Elfrid Payton / Phoenix

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Experienced point guard who can’t really shoot but can get to the rim and run a second-unit offense.

2021/22 stats: 3.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 38.3 FG%, 22.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,239,544
Career earnings: $29,356,044
Agent: Chafie Fields

25
Sharife Cooper / Atlanta (Restricted)

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Promising young point guard who is very quick with the ball in his hands and who can shoot off the dribble.

2021/22 stats: 0.5 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 0.4 apg, 21.4 FG%, 16.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Omar Cooper

26
Ryan Arcidiacono / New York

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Scrappy point guard who is a pest on defense and can hit open shots.

2021/22 stats: 1.6 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.4 apg, 50.0 FG%, 44.4 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $774,727
Career earnings: $8,028,681
Agent: Joel Bell

27
Jared Harper / New Orleans

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Smooth point guard with quick feet and plus-instincts defensively.

2021/22 stats: 7.4 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 53.8 FG%, 41.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $85,081
Career earnings: $194,950
Agent: Aaron Turner

28
Cassius Winston / Washington (Restricted)

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Lack of size and athletic ability have hurt him in trying to replicate his college production in the NBA. High IQ point guard.

2021/22 stats: 2.0 ppg, 0.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 36.4 FG%, 33.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

29
Myles Powell / Philadelphia (Restricted)

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Point guard with some playmaking chops.

2021/22 stats: 1.2 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.3 apg, 29.4 FG%, 16.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $300,443
Career earnings: $300,443
Agent: Andrew Morrison

30
Gabe York / Indiana

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Flashy guard who likes to create for others.

2021/22 stats: 4.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 28.6 FG%, 16.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $10,635
Career earnings: $10,635
Agent: Sam Goldfeder

31
Mac McClung / LA Lakers

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Explosive guard who can throw down huge dunks.

2021/22 stats: 4.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, 50.0 FG%, 33.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $106,352
Career earnings: $106,352
Agent: Daniel Poneman

32
McKinley Wright / Minnesota (Restricted)

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Point guard with solid ball-handling skills.

2021/22 stats: 1.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.6 apg, 66.7 FG%, 50.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Chris Emens

33
David Johnson / Toronto (Restricted)

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Great size at point guard with defensive potential.

2021/22 stats: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Brandon Rosenthal

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