It has been several weeks since 2022 NBA Free Agency began, and there are still some players on the market that could be worth a roster spot.
For teams in the hunt for some point guard depth, they could be in luck, as there is no shortage of recognizable names still available. In particular, there are currently three players that stand out, as they could be hidden gems waiting for the right team to call in free agency. With all that being said, let us look at three notable free agent point guards that need to be picked up soon.
2022 NBA Free Agency: 3 point guards that need to be signed – Dennis Schroder
The past year or so has been an eventful one for Dennis Schroder. After reportedly turning down significant money for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, Schroder eventually signed a one-year “prove it deal” worth $5.9 million with the Boston Celtics.
The veteran did not make it beyond the trade deadline in Boston, as he was moved to the Houston Rockets, where he finished the season. Now, Schroder remains a free agent, and there should be some teams looking to bring him aboard.
It was just two seasons ago that Schroder was the runner-up for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year. It is not like his production dropped off a cliff following that season, either, as the veteran has been a productive player by averaging 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and one steal per contest over the past two seasons. Schroder could give teams a ball-handler that is capable of facilitating and scoring the basketball at a serviceable level, which are both incredibly valuable attributes.
There are several teams that should be looking to bring in Schroder this offseason, especially if he is not commanding much on the open market. Two teams that immediately come to mind are the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors, who both ranked in the bottom five of least productive scoring benches last season.
Schroder could give both teams a sizable spark offensively, strengthening their backcourt mightily before next season begins. If he is available on a cheap deal, Schroder could be a steal this late in 2022 NBA free agency.