Los Angeles Lakers: 5 non-star point guards to target in free agency

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5. Darren Collison

Collison has been around the league for a while, and he has proven himself to be a solid all-around floor general. In 10 seasons he has posted career averages of 12.5 points, 5.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game, and this season he had a career-high of 6.0 assists per game.

He has always been a strong shooter, with a career shooting percentage of 47.1 percent and 39.4 percent from 3-point range. In the 2017-18 season, he shot a remarkable 46.8 percent from downtown, which led the league.

He also boasts a career free throw shooting percentage of 85.3 percent, which could really help a Lakers team that finished next-to-last in the league in that department at an anemic 69.9 percent.

Collison is also (sort of) a local product. He grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, which is about an hour east of downtown Los Angeles, and he went to UCLA where he was named an All-American.

In addition, early in his career, he played for the Pacers under new Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, which would seem to make for an easier transition if he were to don the purple and gold in 2019-20.