Ranking the best-available sharpshooters in the 2024 NBA free agency

Klay Thompson, Malik Beasley
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2) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

One of the most stable and consistent 3 and D players in the NBA, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been an integral part of the Denver Nuggets for the last two seasons. With that being said, he might be too expensive for Denver’s liking, as Caldwell-Pope has interest around the league from multiple contenders, including the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks.

Caldwell-Pope shot about 41 percent from three-point range this season on four attempts. He also shot 42 percent on corner threes, becoming Nikola Jokic’s favorite target when he gets doubled. Caldwell-Pope was also an effective above the break shooter as well, shooting 40 percent on those shots. He is not at the level of Thompson and Beasley when it comes to raw shooting numbers, but he is an effective shooter nonetheless and a better defender as well.

On the defensive end of the floor, Caldwell-Pope has been one of Denver’s best. This past season, he was second on the team in total deflections, and first in total steals as well. He may be a sharpshooter now, but his defensive chops are still there.

Losing Caldwell-Pope would be a huge blow to the Nuggets, as they are trying to remain at the top of the Western Conference. His impact on both ends of the floor will be hard to replicate or replace for them, hence the widespread interest around the league.