9 point guards the Rockets can still pursue in free agency
5. Jordan McLaughlin
After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Jordan McLaughlin spent each of his first two seasons in the G-League, as he awaited an opportunity in the NBA. In the 2019-20 G-League season the USC product posted averages of 16.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 4.5 rebounds, while making 50 percent of his shots and hitting 35.2 percent of his threes.
McLaughlin is also a good defender, as he was named to the Pac-12 All-Defense team in his final collegiate season with the Trojans and also posted averages of 2.3 steals per game during this past season, which was third-best in the G-League. The Minnesota Timberwolves signed McLaughlin off of their G-League affiliate Iowa Wolves roster and he impressed in his lone season in the NBA.
In 19.7 minutes per game the 24-year-old guard posted averages of 7.6 points and 4.2 assists, which correlates to 14 points 7.6 assists per 36 minutes. In addition, McLaughlin made 38.2 percent of his threes, while also posting a true shooting percentage of 58.7 percent.
McLaughlin is an unrestricted free agent, meaning the Rockets would be able to sign him outright. With the Rockets currently not having a backup point guard and the team in need of more shooters, McLaughlin would be a worthy add.
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