Pass or Pursue: Top 10 NBA point guard 2022 free agent targets

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New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Delon Wright

Delon Wright, Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports) – New York Knicks

The New York Knicks are expected to add a point guard during the offseason, whether it be via the draft, free agency, or a trade. The most popular option among fans seems to be Dallas Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson, who will be an unrestricted free agent if he isn’t re-signed.

There are other options outside of Brunson too, and while some make sense for the Knicks, others don’t. It should also be mentioned that free agents won’t be able to be signed until the first of July, which will be a little over a week after the 2022 draft.

New York’s front office may decide to draft a point guard and one would assume that if that happens, the Knicks won’t be willing to spend a large sum of money on one in free agency.

Which free agent point guards should the New York Knicks pursue?

Nonetheless, the 2022 free agent point guard class is worth delving into. Frank Urbina of HoopsHype compiled a list of the top point guards who are set to be free agents this summer, so let’s go through this list to determine which players New York should be interested in.

10: Delon Wright: Atlanta

First up is an Atlanta Hawks point guard, but not the one that you’re thinking about. Delon Wright wrapped up his first season in Georgia with an average of 4.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 77 games. He shot 45.4% from the field and 37.9% from the 3-point line.

The 30-year-old guard signed a three-year, $28 million contract with Memphis in 2019, so he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Wright operated as Trae Young’s backup in Atlanta, which is what he’d continue to do elsewhere because he hasn’t been a starter since he joined the league in 2015.

As it stands, there’s no way to know who will be the starting point guard for the Knicks in 2022-23. After Derrick Rose was injured this past year, Alec Burks took over the starting role, while Immanuel Quickley and Miles McBride didn’t get to see the court as often.

Adding Wright into the guard mix isn’t something that New York needs to do. Wright has the experience, but the Knicks don’t need to spend money on a backup guard when their roster already consists of players who can do the job.

Verdict: Pass

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