Ranking the 7 best available point guards in NBA free agency

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NBA Point Guard #7: Dennis Schröder, Los Angeles Lakers

Maybe not the offensive weapon he once was, Dennis Schröder can still be a suitable offensive fit for any team looking to take the next step. As soon as he gets to his right, he still has that jet-like burst to the goal. Schröder can create his own shot off the dribble with his fundamentally smooth game as a playmaker. Not a threat from the outside aside from his runner-up Sixth Man of the Year 2020 for OKC, but he can still knock down big ones.

2023 Averages: 12.6 PPG, 4.5 AST, 2.5 REB, 41.5 FG/32.9 3P/85. 7 FT%

54.5% True-Shooting.

Turning 30 in September, the guard showed that he still had plenty of gas left in the tank last summer. Schröder made the EuroBasket All-Tournament Team as he was scorching in stellar performances for Germany. He put up 22 and seven assists finishing within the top-five in scoring over Nikola Jokic. Turned out to be a huge indicator toward the Lakers intriguing themselves to add him for a second run.

Schröder has still had instances where he has shown out as a top scoring option some nights in the last two seasons. Between now and stop No. 2 with the Lakers and even in the brief stints with the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets. Quietly hanging around 13 a game through 29 minutes a night with what Brad Stevens once described Dennis with in an, ‘edge.’ A grit to get in you on the defensive end. Aside from Jarred Vanderbilt, doing the best you can to make things difficult for Steph Curry is not easy for anyone on the planet. Even only conducting seven a night this past postseason, Schröder remained a key ingredient in Los Angeles taking down Golden State. He serves as a luxury for any coach to have in a fighting, competitive circumstance.

To continue helping remember his proficiency some more, he actually is amongst bench players in points per game since 2019-20. That being 14.9 for Schröder.