9 point guards the Rockets can still pursue in free agency

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9. Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson has played for three different teams since the start of 2019, as he played for the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Brooklyn Nets, who picked him up during the 2019-20 season. Johnson didn’t exactly play well in Phoenix this past season, as he had his most inefficient season, posting true shooting numbers of 48.1 percent.

Johnson was picked up by the Brooklyn Nets after being bought out by the Suns and increased his stock around the league, albeit in a small sample size. Johnson played four games in Brooklyn and posted averages of 12 points, three assists, and three rebounds, while making 38.9 percent of his threes, which was a career-best, on 4.5 attempts per game.

Johnson also played well in the playoffs, as he averaged 13.8 points on 39.7 percent from long-range. Johnson has career averages of 10.5 points and has consistently been a fairly good 3-point shooter, as he’s made 35.9 percent of his treys throughout his six year career.

Johnson isn’t much of a facilitator or playmaking guard, but he can create offense for himself, which would be a value add for the Houston Rockets’ second unit. Johnson could certainly be added through the veterans-minimum, which would pay him $2.03 million based on his tenure and years of service in the league.

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