Phoenix Suns: 6 Free Agents to Sign with the Mid-Level Exception

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JaMychal Green: As an impactful defender who can effectively protect the rim and regularly guard bigs thanks to his immense 7’2 wingspan, Green strikes one as a player anyone would be happy to have on their team. He can play with and without Ayton due to his versatility, very similarly to Portis.

Offensively, Green remains a consistently great 3-point shooter, hitting at 39.9 percent last season. He too grew confident as a playmaker, successfully moving beyond the constraints of just another 3-and-D guy.

Doug McDermott: Dougie McBuckets remains one of the most consistent, volume 3-point shooters in the entire league, hitting at a 41.7 percent clip since 2017. He also plays incredibly smart regarding his shot selection, with only 3.2 percent of his total field goal attempts coming between 10 feet out from the rim and the 3-point line last year.

McDermott recently made progress last season as a playmaker and slasher too, now coming off  season with 13.5 points per game and a true shooting percentage at 63.5 percent, both coming as career highs.

Nerlens Noel: Noel worked as one of the most impactful defenders in the league last season, on arguably the game’s most impactful defensive unit. He played as an elite rim protector, averaging the most blocks per 100 possessions last season amongst all NBA players. His offensive game still needs some work, but he can already work effectively as a lob threat, and roll man.

Danny Green: With vast championship experience, Green looks like a great fit for anyone looking to win a title. He provides value off the ball with his movement, and threatens extensively as a dead-eye 3-point shooter, making his shots from distance at a 40.0 percent rate last year.

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Green also seems like an ideal player to fit in offensively with Phoenix’s guards considering their high ball movement offense. At the end of the day, he still embodies an above average defender as well.