A few weeks ago I asked on twitter about who the Utah Jazz should add to the team via free agency (or trade for) to fill out whatever needs we may have at the point guard spot. This happened after drafting Trey Burke and after Earl Watson signed with the Trail Blazers. Since this time we have added John Lucas III, found out we can't bring over Raul Neto this year, and also swooped in and stole Ian Clark (SG stroke with PG size) from the Warriors.
Our roster is now at 13, but I still am less than okay with fielding 2 points guards and 2 shooting guards who can play point guard. Waaay back in the 12 man rotation days the Jazz doctrine was always to have on their roster 3 full-time point guards. Holding onto that legacy doesn't seem dumb at all when current rosters can be up to 15 men deep. I'd be cool with signing another PG, even if that means less time at PG for JL3. (Somehow I'll find the will to survive)
When I asked who we should add, this was your answer! I've also included the status of these players since the weeks have gone by.
|Chauncey Billups||7||signed with||Pistons|
|John Lucas III||5||signed with||Jazz|
|Raul Neto||3||not available||Spain|
|Gary Neal||3||signed with||Bucks|
|Nate Robinson||3||signed with||Nuggets|
|Luke Ridnour||3||traded to||Bucks|
|D.J. Augustin||2||signed with||Raptors|
|Alec Burks||2||on team||Jazz|
|Andre Miller||2||on contract with||Nuggets|
|Kendall Marshall||1||on contract with||Suns|
|Will Bynum||1||signed with||Pistons|
|Aaron Brooks||1||signed with||Rockets|
|Derek Fisher||1||signed with||Thunder|
|Jimmer Fredette||1||on contract with||Kings|
|Derrick Harper||1||"You go live in Utah"|
|Ronnie Price||1||signed with||Magic|
This leaves slim pickings indeed if we want to go with another PG. Which is fine, because we were not trying to sign a starter -- just add insurance on the bench. Funny, three of the guys were three of the four PGs Kevin O'Connor had brought in to be PGs for us as the season went on last year. Funny, three of those four guys don't have jobs this year. (Again, were we tanking LAST year?)
I guess the only remaining guys I would even look at are the guys from our team last year + Beaubois and Beno.