It has been several weeks since 2022 NBA Free Agency first opened, and the dust has started to settle across the league. Yet, there are still several players available that could help put the finishing touches on any roster, especially for teams currently in the hunt for point guards and shooting guards.
Looking closer, there are three shooting guards that are still waiting to land new deals this offseason that could make for captivating pickups on a handful of different teams. With that being said, let us look at those three free agents.
NBA Free Agency: 3 shooting guards that need to be signed – Jeremy Lamb
The past year or so has been a tough one for Jeremy Lamb. After suffering a devasting injury to his left knee, the guard missed significant time. Upon returning this past season, he played 39 games with the Indiana Pacers before being moved to the Sacramento Kings prior to the trade deadline.
Coming off a significant knee injury, being traded did not exactly allow Lamb to regain his footing at the NBA level, as he understandably struggled last season. However, with an offseason to get back up to speed, the 30-year-old could be a solid addition to a roster this late in free agency.
On impact, Lamb would immediately help shore up any team’s wing depth with a versatile veteran that has some fuel left in the tank. Offensively, Lamb has been a solid contributor during his career by averaging 10.1 points per game, and he could still provide offense off the bench on a handful of different teams, in theory.
Defensively, the 6’5 veteran can guard several positions, which is a useful attribute in today’s NBA. All in all, while he may not be the player he once was, Lamb still possesses some useful skills that could make him a solid piece, especially for teams looking to put the finishing touches on their rosters before next season.
At this point in the offseason, Lamb is likely looking at a veteran minimum deal if he will be on an NBA roster to start next season. Teams have seemingly been scared off due to his injury, but if he were willing to sign a one-year “prove it deal” to showcase that he can still play, there would be a lot less concern from those front offices.
With an entire offseason to recover, Lamb should be in great shape heading into next season, and if he were to sign such a deal, he could be a low-risk, high-reward signing this late into free agency.