Raptors Free Agency: 3 point guards who could sign to back up Immanuel Quickley

Delon Wright, Washington Wizards and Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright, Washington Wizards and Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks / Sam Hodde/GettyImages
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No. 2: Tyus Jones

A low-cost option at backup PG would be someone like Dennis Smith Jr. The high-cost option, a backup who was a competent starter and could play signifiant minutes alongside Immanuel Quickley in the backcourt would be Washington Wizards point guard Tyus Jones.

The former Memphis Grizzlies guard has been starting for the Wizards, and they may very well elect to re-sign Jones this summer to continue starting. They also are going to be leaning into their rebuild and could instead let Jones walk and use their cap space to take on bad money.

In that scenario, there will be precious few starting openings for Jones, and he could elect instead for a situation with a team like Toronto that gives him significant minutes behind and alongside another starter. Quickley played well in two-PG lineups with Jalen Brunson in New York and could do so again with Jones.

With Jones, the Raptors would have an obscenely low-turnover ball-handler who set sup the offense and shooting extremely well from deep; he is hitting a career-best 41.4 percent from deep this season. Jones is also a savvy defender with quick hands who would make a lethal defensive pairing with Scottie Barnes.

Jones won't come cheap, but he would be a valuable investment for the Raptors to make.