Point Guard: Fred VanVleet

Type of Free Agency: Restricted

Age: 24

2017-18 Per-Game Stats: 8.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.3 blocks

Player Score: 3.2 cheap nfl jerseys china

Trailing These Free Agents at His Position: Chris Paul (10.32)

Next 5 Free Agents at His Position: David Stockton (0.92), Shabazz Napier (0.87), Yogi Ferrell (0.67), Rajon Rondo (0.34), Elfrid Payton (0.32)

Though Fred VanVleet struggled to get healthy and then couldn’t find his shot during the Toronto Raptors’ brief playoff run, don’t let that dissuade you from viewing him as a top option at the point in this year’s free-agent authentic nfl jerseys class. Once Chris Paul inevitably returns to the Houston Rockets, the crop dries up quickly.

Rajon Rondo, Elfrid Payton and Shabazz Napier are intriguing options at various stages of their careers. Isaiah Thomas could bounce back from a miserable season. David Stockton probably won’t get much love, as his stock and score are boosted by success in a remarkably small sample. But VanVleet could be the savior of this class.

The 24-year-old has come a long way since leaving Wichita State wholesale nfl jerseys  and going undrafted. He’s emerging from a breakout season in which he proved himself as a distinct two-way threat. Not only can he hold his own defensively with grit, determination and the lateral quickness necessary to overcome the limitations of his 6’0″ frame, but he has also developed into an offensive threat who rarely makes mistakes.

Toronto head coach Dwane Casey frequently relied upon VanVleet in crunch-time scenarios, pairing him with the All-Star backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan and trusting him to make the right decisions. nfl jerseys wholesale The backup floor general understood how to free himself on the perimeter in off-ball situations, rarely gambled with minuscule passing lanes and served as a steady presence who prevented the Raptors from devolving back into their isolation-heavy ways of the past (until the playoffs, that is).

VanVleet’s net rating in clutch situations—which nfl jerseys china  defines as the last five minutes of games separated by no more than five points—throughout the regular season stood at 4.2, which lagged behind only the marks of OG Anunoby (19.7) and Lorenzo Brown (166.7) among all Raptors. But when you factor in playing time—Brown (one minute) and Anunoby (31 minutes) lagged well behind VanVleet (97 minutes)—the young 1-guard may well have been the Raptors’ premier crunch-time contributor.