Utah Jazz: Five Potential Free Agent Point Guard Targets

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Ty Lawson Indiana Pacers Utah Jazz NBA Free Agency
Apr 8, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Indiana Pacers guard Ty Lawson (10) drives to the net past Toronto Raptors forward Bismack Biyombo (8) during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Ty Lawson, Indiana Pacers

In the hours before the trade deadline, rumors linked Ty Lawson, then playing with the Houston Rockets, to the Jazz in a deal involving Trey Burke. Ultimately, no trade came to fruition and the Jazz made the deal to acquire Mack.

While Lawson struggled to make an impact in Houston and played a similar bench role after joining the Indiana Pacers, he was thought of as a potential All-Star just a few, short years ago. Even last season, he averaged 15.2 points and just under 10 assists per game in 75 starts for the Denver Nuggets.

In 2015-16, he averaged just 5.7 points and 3.6 assists in 21 minutes per game with the Rockets and Pacers.

With Lawson set to become a free agent this summer, the Jazz could explore the possibility of acquiring him once again. His name doesn’t have the same sizzle it once did and he definitely has some issues, but he could be worth a short-term, low-dollar contract on the off-chance that he can resurrect his career.

Make no mistake about it, if he can play at a level somewhere near his peak, the 28-year-old could be a major asset to the Jazz offense. If I’m calling the shots, this one is probably a pass, but if Lindsey inquired about Lawson once…

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