20 free agents that could join Ricky Rubio (and Gordon Hayward) with the Utah Jazz

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 26: A portrait of James Johnson
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Darren Collison Sacramento Kings
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Darren Collison

He’s flown under the radar, but Darren Collison has been one of the Association’s more productive point guards for the better part of a decade. Over the course of his career, the 29-year-old has started in 378 games and averaged nearly 13 points, five assists and one steal per contest while making 38 percent of his triples.

He’s shown no signs of slowing down either, putting up a similar line for the Sacramento Kings last season.

In their free agent rankings, HoopsHype said Collison “might be a better fit as a backup point guard on a good team than starting for a bad one.” Enter the Jazz band.

As a reserve, he’s a clear upgrade over Shelvin Mack, who may have played his last game in a Jazz uniform. He doesn’t have Mack’s size or defensive ability, but he’ll make some plays in the passing lanes, use his speed to get buckets in transition and create shots for himself and others in the half court.