2022 NBA free agent rankings: Top shooting guards available right now

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POINT GUARDS / SMALL FORWARDS /
POWER FORWARDS / CENTERS

Zach LaVine / Chicago

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Explosive 2-guard who can score from all three levels and has elite athleticism. Injuries remain a concern. Made the playoffs for the first time this season while proving he’s not an empty-stats guy.

2021/22 stats: 24.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 0.6 spg, 47.6 FG%, 38.9 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $19,500,000
Career earnings: $87,647,297
Agent: Rich Paul

James Harden / Philadelphia (Player Option)

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Has he lost a step athletically or are injuries to blame for his slight decline? That question will have to be answered by the Sixers and prospective suitors. Even a step slower, however, he remains a top-level scorer and playmaker.

2021/22 stats: 22.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 10.3 apg, 1.3 spg, 41.0 FG%, 33.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $44,310,840
Career earnings: $272,039,833
Agent: Lorenzo McCloud

Bradley Beal / Washington (Player Option)

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries affected his play this season but when healthy, he’s an elite scorer who can hit shots off the dribble from deep or from nearer to the basket. An underrated passer as well.

2021/22 stats: 23.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 45.1 FG%, 30.0 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $33,724,200
Career earnings: $179,548,023
Agent: Mark Bartelstein

Anfernee Simons / Portland (Restricted)

Anfernee Simmons
Anfernee Simmons

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After showing solid flashes over his first couple of seasons, he has emerged as one of this year’s breakout performers. He has clearly learned well under his star teammate, as his game reflects that of Damian Lillard’s at times in its style.

2021/22 stats: 17.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 0.5 spg, 44.3 FG%, 40.5 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $3,938,818
Career earnings: $10,178,218
Agent: Bill Duffy

Collin Sexton / Cleveland (Restricted)

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Coming off of a major injury, which could hurt his free-agent value. When healthy, a confident bucket getter with outstanding numbers from beyond the arc.

2021/22 stats: 16.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.9 bpg, 45.0 FG%, 24.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $6,349,671
Career earnings: $20,180,271
Agent: Rich Paul

Malik Monk / LA Lakers

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Broke out this year as a member of the Lakers, looking like the Kentucky version of himself, i.e., the confident scorer who can get hot quickly from beyond the arc.

2021/22 stats: 13.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.9 apg, 0.8 spg, 47.3 FG%, 39.1 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $1,789,256
Career earnings: $17,515,303
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

Victor Oladipo / Miami

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Came back too late in the season for a Heat team with high expectations. Did have some moments of brilliance in the regular season, however, where he looked like the high-scoring, defensive-minded 2-guard of old.

2021/22 stats: 12.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 0.6 spg, 47.9 FG%, 41.7 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $2,389,641
Career earnings: $107,877,081
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

Donte DiVincenzo / Sacramento (Restricted)

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Energetic backcourt player who likes to get after it on defense and does the bulk of his damage on offense as a shooter.

2021/22 stats: 9.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 35.1 FG%, 33.9 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $4,675,830
Career earnings: $13,110,150
Agent: Chris Emens

Lonnie Walker IV / San Antonio (Restricted)

Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs

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Bouncy guard who is inconsistent as a shooter and defender. When he’s on, however, he makes an impressive two-way impact.

2021/22 stats: 12.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.6 spg, 40.7 FG%, 31.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $4,447,896
Career earnings: $12,467,976
Agent: Rich Paul

Pat Connaughton / Milwaukee (Player Option)

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Shooting guard who does his best work as a spot-up shooter and defender. Plays with a lot of energy.

2021/22 stats: 9.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.9 spg, 45.8 FG%, 39.5 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $5,333,334
Career earnings: $16,606,768
Agent: Jeff Schwartz

Gary Harris / Orlando

Gary Harris, Orlando Magic
Gary Harris, Orlando Magic

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2-guard with the ability to do some scoring from all three levels, rebounding and distributing.

2021/22 stats: 11.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.4 FG%, 38.4 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $20,932,143
Career earnings: $82,562,615
Agent: Aaron Mintz

Hamidou Diallo / Detroit (Team Option)

Hamidou Diallo
Hamidou Diallo

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Improved his skill level a lot in the last couple of seasons to go with his high-flying athleticism.

2021/22 stats: 11.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 49.6 FG%, 24.7 3P%
2021/22 earnings: $5,200,000
Career earnings: $9,119,177
Agent: Thaddeus Foucher

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