3. Shabazz Napier
Shabazz Napier has bounced around the NBA in his six years in the league. He has played for six different teams, after being a college star. He helped UCONN win the National Championship as a senior and had star at the next level written on him.
He has been far from that, but he’s been a solid NBA role player the last few years. He is a good ball-handler and can run an offense for short periods of time. He also still has the ability to create his own shot, which is something that is valuable in players.
He can also shoot the 3-pointer well he is a career 34.5% shooter from there. He is coming off a short stint with the Wizards where he was 35.8% from deep. So he is a guy who can help stretch the floor and knows his role is limited wise.
He has graded out as an average defender in his career as his DBPM is 0.2 and his defensive win shares is 5.6. He is not someone that will be expected to go lock up the best players though.
The Los Angeles Lakers could bring him in to fill minutes if Schröder or LeBron are out. Also if guys are in foul trouble or if a game is out of reach. Good value for a veteran here.