It's never too soon to get started on these things . . . and by things . . . I mean ways to improve our team. I'm not really satisfied with how things are going in terms of PG and SG. Or SF, or C. I guess I'm only okay with PF at this point. Still! We need to look at the other positions to upgrade, even if it's 'renting' a guy for 2 years while our youth improves.
This is an incomplete list of some of the Unrestricted Free Agent Point guards and Shooting Guards. (For a complete list of ALL Free Agents click here) These are guys that our team may be looking at. I don't know, I have no clue how Kevin O'Connor makes his decisions -- coin flip or pin the tail on the donkey? Jokes aside, let's get to the guards:
|Andre Miller||Denver Nuggets||6'2||200||35||15.7||46.0%||19.3%||35.2%|
|Ray Allen||Boston Celtics||6'5||205||36||15.5||58.3%||19.5%||14.1%|
|C.J. Miles||Utah Jazz||6'6||210||24||14.5||43.8%||25.7%||9.7%|
|Willie Green||Atlanta Hawks||6'4||200||30||14.1||54.2%||20.3%||8.4%|
|Goran Dragic||Houston Rockets||6'4||180||25||14.0||47.3%||19.2%||27.8%|
|Nick Young||Washington Wizards||6'6||200||26||13.8||45.9%||25.6%||6.4%|
|Jannero Pargo||Atlanta Hawks||6'1||175||32||12.5||51.0%||21.8%||22.9%|
|Marco Belinelli||New Orleans Hornets||6'5||192||25||10.8||49.2%||18.0%||7.0%|
|Roger Mason Jr.
|Anthony Parker||Cleveland Cavaliers||6'6||215||36||8.8||45.2%||14.4%||15.8%|
|Terrence Williams||Houston Rockets||6'6||220||24||7.9||47.8%||16.5%||6.9%|
|Kirk Hinrich||Atlanta Hawks||6'3||190||31||7.1||42.5%||17.6%||19.8%|
It's a hodge-podge list of both PGs and SGs. Some guys are 'combo' guards, so it made sense to present the information this way. The players are ranked by their 2011-2012 regular season PER. You don't have to like PER, it's far from perfect as a metric -- but for the most part everyone understands what it means. And every website takes it into account -- we should to.
I've also included mundane things like players heights, weights, and ages -- so that you don't get overwhelmed by things like eFG%, USG%, and AST%.
I know it's going to piss people off, but C.J. Miles isn't the worst free agent guard out there. It is also interesting to note that Hinrich is having a very poor contract year. Dragic is promising, and also much younger. But if it is youth that interests you -- C.J. is the youngest still. I already know how some of you feel about him, so I'll just end this line of thought here. Also -- Ray Allen? I know we all love him, but he's not coming to the Jazz. But I wanted to list him anyway.
Tell me which of these guards you like? Any one you like who isn't on this list? Remember, this is just for unrestricted free agents -- not RFAs, or guys with Early Termination Options, or whatever.