2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top shooting guards this offseason

2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top shooting guards this offseason

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2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top shooting guards this offseason

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1
Zach LaVine / Chicago

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Explosive 2-guard who can score from all three levels and has elite athleticism. Injuries remain a concern. Made the playoffs for the first time this season while proving he’s not an empty-stats guy.

2021/22 stats: 24.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 0.6 spg, 47.6 FG%, 38.9 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $19,500,000
Career earnings: $87,647,297
Agent: Rich Paul

2
James Harden / Philadelphia (Player Option)

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Has he lost a step athletically or are injuries to blame for his slight decline? That question will have to be answered by the Sixers and prospective suitors. Even a step slower, however, he remains a top-level scorer and playmaker.

2021/22 stats: 22.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 10.3 apg, 1.3 spg, 41.0 FG%, 33.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $44,310,840
Career earnings: $272,039,833
Agent: Lorenzo McCloud

3
Bradley Beal / Washington (Player Option)

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries affected his play this season but when healthy, he’s an elite scorer who can hit shots off the dribble from deep or from nearer to the basket. An underrated passer as well.

2021/22 stats: 23.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 45.1 FG%, 30.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $33,724,200
Career earnings: $179,548,023
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

4
Anfernee Simons / Portland (Restricted)

Anfernee Simmons

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After showing solid flashes over his first couple of seasons, he has emerged as one of this year’s breakout performers. He has clearly learned well under his star teammate, as his game reflects that of Damian Lillard’s at times in its style.

2021/22 stats: 17.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 0.5 spg, 44.3 FG%, 40.5 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $3,938,818
Career earnings: $10,178,218
Agent: Bill Duffy

5
Collin Sexton / Cleveland (Restricted)

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Coming off of a major injury, which could hurt his free-agent value. When healthy, a confident bucket getter with outstanding numbers from beyond the arc.

2021/22 stats: 16.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.9 bpg, 45.0 FG%, 24.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $6,349,671
Career earnings: $20,180,271
Agent: Rich Paul

6
Malik Monk / LA Lakers

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Broke out this year as a member of the Lakers, looking like the Kentucky version of himself, i.e., the confident scorer who can get hot quickly from beyond the arc.

2021/22 stats: 13.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.8 spg, 47.3 FG%, 39.1 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,789,256
Career earnings: $17,515,303
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

7
Victor Oladipo / Miami

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Came back too late in the season for a Heat team with high expectations. Did have some moments of brilliance in the regular season, however, where he looked like the high-scoring, defensive-minded 2-guard of old.

2021/22 stats: 12.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 0.6 spg, 47.9 FG%, 41.7 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $2,389,641
Career earnings: $107,877,081
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

8
Donte DiVincenzo / Sacramento (Restricted)

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Energetic backcourt player who likes to get after it on defense and does the bulk of his damage on offense as a shooter.

2021/22 stats: 9.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 35.1 FG%, 33.9 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $4,675,830
Career earnings: $13,110,150
Agent: Chris Emens

9
Lonnie Walker IV / San Antonio (Restricted)

Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs

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Bouncy guard who is inconsistent as a shooter and defender. When he’s on, however, he makes an impressive two-way impact.

2021/22 stats: 12.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.6 spg, 40.7 FG%, 31.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $4,447,896
Career earnings: $12,467,976
Agent: Rich Paul

10
Gary Harris / Orlando

Gary Harris, Orlando Magic

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2-guard with the ability to do some scoring from all three levels, rebounding and distributing.

2021/22 stats: 11.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.4 FG%, 38.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $20,932,143
Career earnings: $82,562,615
Agent: Aaron Mintz

11
Jaylen Nowell / Minnesota (Team Option)

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Burst onto the scene this year with the Timberwolves, proving he can provide scoring and defense off the bench on a playoff-level team.

2021/22 stats: 8.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 47.5 FG%, 39.4 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,782,621
Career earnings: $4,613,102
Agent: Ryan Davis

12
Bryn Forbes / Denver

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting specialist who doesn’t provide much else but excels in that role.

2021/22 stats: 8.8 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 42.9 FG%, 41.4 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $4,500,000
Career earnings: $14,513,540
Agent: Mike Lindeman

13
Austin Rivers / Denver

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Made himself an important piece for the Nuggets thanks to his tenacity defensively.

2021/22 stats: 6.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 41.7 FG%, 34.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,401,537
Career earnings: $54,453,395
Agent: Aaron Mintz

14
Wayne Ellington / LA Lakers

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Elite three-point shooter when he gets his chances.

2021/22 stats: 6.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.7 apg, 41.4 FG%, 38.9 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $47,587,347
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

15
Jeremy Lamb / Sacramento

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries have hampered him, but he can still get some buckets off the bench when called upon.

2021/22 stats: 7.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 38.3 FG%, 32.4 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $10,500,000
Career earnings: $54,392,500
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

16
Wesley Matthews / Milwaukee

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Still a tough defender at the guard position.

2021/22 stats: 5.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 39.5 FG%, 33.8 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,958,495
Career earnings: $110,792,830
Agent: Jeff Austin

17
Ben McLemore / Portland

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

2-guard with hops who can get hot from three from time to time.

2021/22 stats: 10.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.9 apg, 40.1 FG%, 36.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,389,641
Career earnings: $30,891,878
Agent: Rich Paul

18
Lou Williams / Atlanta

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A bucket-getting guard on his last legs in the NBA, there’s a chance he opts for retirement this summer.

2021/22 stats: 6.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 39.1 FG%, 36.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $5,000,000
Career earnings: $85,698,368
Agent: Wallace Prather

19
Avery Bradley / LA Lakers

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Defensive backcourt specialist who can knock down open jumpers, usually from the corners or wings.

2021/22 stats: 6.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.9 spg, 42.3 FG%, 39.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,641,691
Career earnings: $69,122,584
Agent: Charles Briscoe

20
Jarrett Culver / Memphis

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Athletic and has defensive potential but his offensive game is still extremely raw.

2021/22 stats: 3.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 37.8 FG%, 25.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $6,395,160
Career earnings: $18,313,080
Agent: Chris Emens

21
Damion Lee / Golden State

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Confident bucket-getter who occasionally torches opposing second units.

2021/22 stats: 7.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 44.1 FG%, 33.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,910,860
Career earnings: $4,704,223
Agent: Alex Saratsis

22
Rodney McGruder / Detroit

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran swingman who can score in the paint and shoot the ball. Plays with a lot of energy.

2021/22 stats: 5.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.9 apg, 43.6 FG%, 39.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,939,350
Career earnings: $15,039,902
Agent: Mike Kneisley

23
Lance Stephenson / Indiana

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

A somewhat effective scorer, playmaker and rebounder for his position, though he can’t be fully trusted not to do something wild from time to time.

2021/22 stats: 8.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.6 apg, 45.5 FG%, 30.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,476,806
Career earnings: $36,884,399
Agent: Reggie Brown

24
Matt Thomas / Chicago

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Near-elite outside shooter who can occasionally be trusted to play spot minutes and be a threat from the outside.

2021/22 stats: 4.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.5 apg, 41.0 FG%, 38.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,669,178
Career earnings: $4,029,325
Agent: Alex Saratsis

25
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot / Atlanta

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Solid defender thanks to long arms and can knock down open threes.

2021/22 stats: 4.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.8 apg, 39.8 FG%, 36.1 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,939,350
Career earnings: $8,866,032
Agent: Pedja Materic

26
Davon Reed / Denver (Restricted)

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Smooth scorer with a pretty outside shooting stroke.

2021/22 stats: 4.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.1 apg, 50.3 FG%, 43.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $532,398
Career earnings: $2,480,021
Agent: Zach Kurtin

27
Tomas Satoransky / Washington

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Can play either guard spot. Solid playmaker and midrange scorer.

2021/22 stats: 3.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 37.7 FG%, 20.8 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $468,119
Career earnings: $44,926,724
Agent: Alex Saratsis

28
Tony Snell / New Orleans

Christine Tannous-USA TODAY Sports

Has one job when he’s on the court, which he does relatively well: to shoot the basketball.

2021/22 stats: 3.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.5 apg, 40.4 FG%, 35.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,389,641
Career earnings: $52,663,234
Agent: Austin Brown

29
Rodney Hood / LA Clippers

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Lefty guard with a solid off-the-dribble mid-range jumper who clearly has lost a step following major injury troubles.

2021/22 stats: 3.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.7 apg, 36.9 FG%, 33.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $2,239,544
Career earnings: $27,552,690
Agent: Austin Brown

30
Joe Wieskamp / San Antonio (Restricted)

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Backup guard with some playmaking and shooting ability.

2021/22 stats: 2.1 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.3 apg, 35.7 FG%, 32.6 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $563,663
Career earnings: $563,663
Agent: Kyle McAlarney

31
Quinndary Weatherspoon / Golden State (Restricted)

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Athletic guard with an inconsistent jumper.

2021/22 stats: 2.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.5 apg, 57.1 FG%, 20.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $346,491
Career earnings: $346,491
Agent: Daniel Hazan

32
Melvin Frazier / Oklahoma City (Restricted)

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Score-minded guard who is at his best slashing to the basket.

2021/22 stats: 10.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 27.1 FG%, 0.48 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $13,294
Career earnings: $2,378,299
Agent: Thaddeus Foucher

33
Scottie Lewis / Charlotte (Restricted)

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Crafty guard with a good nose for scoring.

2021/22 stats: 0.5 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Rich Paul

34
Skylar Mays / Atlanta

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Quick guard who can get hot from time to time.

2021/22 stats: 2.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.6 apg, 50.0 FG%, 32.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $510,907
Career earnings: $510,907
Agent: Kieran Piller

35
RJ Nembhard / Cleveland (Restricted)

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Combo guard with a solid midrange jumper.

2021/22 stats: 1.1 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.9 apg, 33.3 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $491,876
Career earnings: $491,876
Agent: Seth Cohen

36
Mason Jones / LA Lakers (Restricted)

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Good nose for scoring the ball with a decent jumper.

2021/22 stats: 6.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 46.7 FG%, 25.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $295,125
Career earnings: $295,125
Agent: Daniel Curtin

37
Xavier Moon / LA Clippers (Restricted)

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Can do some scoring against third units.

2021/22 stats: 5.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, 49.0 FG%, 35.7 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $202,069
Career earnings: $202,069
Agent: –

38
Gabriel Lundberg / Phoenix (Restricted)

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Solid shooter but lacking in athleticism.

2021/22 stats: 3.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 26.3 FG%, 37.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $79,764
Career earnings: $79,764
Agent: –

39
Trevelin Queen / Houston

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

2-guard with good size who can shoot the ball.

2021/22 stats: 4.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.4 apg, 45.5 FG%, 37.5 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $303,102
Career earnings: $303,102
Agent: Daniel Hazan

40
Elijah Hughes / Portland (Restricted)

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Good defensive guard with athleticism.

2021/22 stats: 3.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 32.6 FG%, 26.3 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $1,517,981
Career earnings: $2,416,291
Agent:

41
Jay Scrubb / LA Clippers (Restricted)

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Slashing 2-guard who can finish at the cup.

2021/22 stats: 2.0 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.4 apg, 39.1 FG%, 28.6 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Corey Marcum

42
Brodric Thomas / Boston (Restricted)

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Slashing 2-guard with good ball-handling.

2021/22 stats: 1.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.9 apg, 44.4 FG%, 22.2 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Duncan Lloyd

43
Markus Howard / Denver (Restricted)

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Undersized for a shooting guard but confident as a scorer.

2021/22 stats: 4.1 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 0.2 apg, 38.6 FG%, 40.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $462,629
Career earnings: $462,629
Agent: Kieran Piller

44
Nate Hinton / Indiana (Restricted)

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting guard with good instincts for scoring.

2021/22 stats: 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg, 0.0 FG%, 0.0 3PT%
2021/22 earnings: $96,213
Career earnings: $96,213
Agent: Tallen Todorovich

45
DJ Stewart / San Antonio

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Defensive-minded swingman who plays with great effort on that end.

2021/22 stats:
2021/22 earnings:
Career earnings:
Agent: David Bauman

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