Acquiring the right shooting guard can change the entire dynamic of a team's offense, but the wrong one can throw an offense out of whack.
The offseason is the prime time for teams to bring in new talent. That's been extremely evident this summer, as numerous contenders signed free-agent shooting guards for the 2012-13 season and beyond.
We won't be able to tell which deal worked out the best for player and team, but we're going to do some speculating.
Here are five smart free-agent shooting guard signings.