Spurs: Grading 8 free agent point guard options from 'no thanks' to 'sign now'

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4. Russell Westbrook

Westbrook is one of the most interesting free-agent point guards this summer. He struggled mightily with the Lakers as his team went just 56-74 with him in the lineup. The nine-time All-Star was traded to Utah at the deadline before getting bought out and ending up with the Clippers.

Back in LA, he changed the narrative a bit. Westbrook helped the Clippers win 11 of their final 16 regular season games to finish fifth in the Western Conference. They were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, but the 34-year-old proved he can still provide a spark in the right situation.

Westbrook is not a Spurs player. He needs to dominate the ball and still wants to be the focal point of the offense. San Antonio is about to draft their franchise player, and they certainly do not want to see Westbrook monopolize all the shots and touches on their rebuilding roster.

Verdict: No thanks

San Antonio needs someone who is looking to set up Victor Wembanyama and enhance the franchise’s young roster. Russell Westbrook is past his prime and still struggling to accept he is best as a sixth man at this point in his career. These two sides just do not match up.