NBA Free Agents 2011: 10 Lightning Quick Guards to Target

September 2nd, 2011 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
If there is one thing that the 2011 NBA Finals is going to have popularized by the time the league and players stop holding fans hostage, it's the lightning-quick guard.

The Dallas Mavericks' J.J. Barea showed just how important it is to fill that role. He not only sped past the likes of Mike Bibby and Mario Chalmers, but he also completely changed the pace of the game and possibly the outcome of the whole series.

In a world where pretty much any amount of hand checking is illegal, small, lightning-quick guards are becoming the trend—especially off the bench in a change of pace scenario for the offense.

The über-fast player can be used as your main option at guard, but teams need to be careful not to overvalue his speed. It is only speed unless it isn't coupled with other good basketball skills.

It would be like having a player who can steal a bushel of bases in baseball but can't hit or get on base worth a damn.

So, for when the NBA comes back into business, and teams are itching to get their hands on quick guards, I've gone ahead and picked out the top 10 speed demon free agents.

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