While the NBA offseason winds down ahead of training camps opening, most teams have largely settled their rosters.
The free agent frenzy ended with hundreds of contracts being signed and millions of dollars being spent.
Veteran players found their ways to new teams in hopes of a fresh start and to chase a championship.
Although there may be a major trade or two in the offing, like Philadelphia finally finishing the Ben Simmons saga, most of the player movement has ended.
Teams now look to training camp to bring the new versions of their clubs together.
And it’s during training camp that these veteran guards get a new lease on their careers.
3. Dennis Schröder
Free agent G Dennis Schroder has agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 10, 2021
Dennis Schröder agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics after struggling last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Schröder’s scoring averaged dropped to 15.4 points per game, his lowest mark since 2016.
The 27-year-old point guard also saw his shooting percentages dip to 43.7 from the field and just 33.5 percent from three-point land.
In the NBA playoffs, he was even worse.
Against the Phoenix Suns in the first round, Schröder managed just 14.3 points and 2.8 assists per game on 40 percent shooting and 30.8 percent from three.
With the Celtics, Schröder steps into a void left by Kemba Walker, who was dealt, ironically, to his old team the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Schröder looks to rebuild his value around the league.
He hopes to regain that scoring and shooting stroke from his days with the Thunder.
2. Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker signed a two-year, $18 million deal with the Knicks, league sources tell @ShamsCharania and I
— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) August 11, 2021
The Celtics shipped Walker to Oklahoma City as part of a draft-day deal that saw Boston get back Al Horford.
Walker then agreed to a buyout of the two years and nearly $74 million left on his contract.
Walker reportedly gave up $20 million in the buyout, but he turned around and inked a two-year, $18 million deal with his hometown team.
By joining the New York Knicks, Walker returns to his old stomping grounds of Madison Square Garden.
The 31-year-old guard was a high school hoops icon in New York before vaulting to national stardom with the University of Connecticut.
Walker immediately provides New York with an upgrade on offense considering his ability as a shooter and playmaker.
1. Kyle Lowry
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2021
After nine seasons, six All-Star berths, and one championship, Kyle Lowry has left the Toronto Raptors.
Lowry’s deal came in the opening hours of free agency and it unites him with a close friend, Jimmy Butler.
Two seasons after winning the championship, Lowry’s time in Toronto came to an end as the Raptors pivot into a rebuild.
He averaged 17.2 points, 7.3 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game in his final season with the Raptors.
Lowry improves Miami’s already formidable perimeter defense.
He provides the Heat with a capable playmaker and shooter.
Lowry should relieve offensive pressure off Butler and Bam Adebayo as Miami pushes for another NBA Finals appearance.NEXT: 3 Looming Issues For The New Orleans Pelicans This Season