A backup point guard should definitely be our top priority this off season. With the approx 5 mil MLE and the approx 2.5 mil BAE, we should be able to get a couple solid backups. Here’s a list of the unrestricted free agent point guards that were backups last year: Jannero Pargo, PG (103 DRtg, 0.4 DWS, 4.7 ppg, 1.8 apg, 0.9 tpg, 0.5 spg, 44.1 fg%, 40.0 3p%) 10 yrs * Patty Mills, PG (104 DRtg, 2.1 DWS, 10.2 ppg, 1.8 apg, 0.8 tpg, 46.4 fg%, 42.5 3p%) 5 yrs Derek Fisher, PG (106 DRtg, 1.7 DWS, 5.2 ppg, 1.4 apg, 0.6 tpg, 39.1 fg%, 38.4 3p%) 18 yrs Toney Douglas, PG (107 DRtg, 0.7 DWS, 4.0 ppg, 1.3 apg, 0.7 tpg, 38.4 fg%, 30.4 3p%) 5 yrs * Steve Blake, PG (109 DRtg, 1.1 DWS, 9.5 ppg, 7.6 apg, 2.6 tpg, 1.3 spg, 37.8 fg%, 39.7 3p%) 11 yrs * Aaron Brooks, PG (110 DRtg, 0.9 DWS, 9.0 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 tpg, 40.1 fg%, 38.7 3p%) 6 yrs * Ramon Sessions, PG (111 DRtg, 1.2 DWS, 12.3 ppg, 4.1 apg, 1.8 tpg, 42.9 fg%, 28.2 3p%) 7 yrs Devin Harris, PG (111 DRtg, 0.4 DWS, 7.9 ppg, 4.5 apg, 1.5 tpg, 37.8 fg%, 30.7 3p%) 10 yrs Beno Udrih, PG (111 DRtg, 0.3 DWS, 4.9 ppg, 2.8 apg, 1.1 tpg, 43.8 fg%, 45.2 3p%) 10 yrs Jordan Farmar, PG (112 DRtg, 0.4 DWS, 10.1 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.3 tpg, 0.9 spg, 41.5 fg%, 43.8 3p%) 7 yrs Luke Ridnour, PG (112 DRtg, 0.4 DWS, 4.0 ppg, 2.2 apg, 0.8 tpg, 38.9 fg%, 30.0 3p%) 11 yrs Rodney Stuckey, SG (113 DRtg, 0.4 DWS, 13.9 ppg, 2.1 apg, 1.7 tpg, 43.6 fg%, 27.3 3p%) 6 yrs (starter) Shaun Livingston, PG (108 DRtg, 1.8 DWS, 8.3 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.4 tpg, 48.3 FG%, 16.7 3p%) 9 yrs DRtg = pts allowed per 100 possessions <lower is better>, DWS = wins attributed to defense <higher is better> Jannero Pargo has the best DRtg, but a mediocre DWS. Not a big scorer, but shoots at a good %. Meh. Patty Mills has a very impressive DRtg & DWS. This is most likely due to the SA system. But none the less, impressive. Very good offensive number, with an a/t ratio greater than 2. Very good for a backup point guard. Derek Fisher has amazing numbers considering 18 years in the league. Not interested. Too much Laker history. Toney Douglas is a solid defender, but not much punch on the offensive end and less than a 2.0 a/t ratio. Meh. Steve Blake has solid defense numbers, solid offensive numbers, and a good a/t ratio. A safe bet for a backup point guard. Aaron Brooks has decent defense numbers, good offense numbers, and a good a/t ratio. Another safe bet for a backup point guard. Ramone Sessions has decent defense numbers, okay offense number (not a deep threat), and a good a/t ratio. Good backup point guard numbers. I think the defensive impact drops off quick after this point, with limited offense to make up for it. I listed Shaun Livingston in this list, although he was a starter last year. Good defensive numbers, and very good a/t ratio, with a good short range offensive skill set. I think someone is going to offer him a multi-year deal at starter money that we probably won’t want to risk. I'd love to pick him up using the MLE. I’m leaning towards Patty Mills, Steve Blake, Aaron Brooks, or Ramon Sessions as all solid choices to go after as backup point guards. If we’re looking for an offensive spark plug to replace Mo, then Patty is a good choice. If we’re looking for a good solid floor leader that can distribute the ball, then Steve Blake is the choice. Aaron Brooks and Ramon Sessions are somewhere in the middle.