Atlanta Hawks will sign third point guard with final roster spot

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21: Deron Williams
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The Atlanta Hawks have one lost roster spot available, and they are looking at one position in particular.

With the Atlanta Hawks roster currently standing at 14 players, general manager Travis Schlenk as one last spot on the team to to fill. With a massive amount of quality free agents still remaining, it had remained a mystery who the Hawks could still look to add on.

With the team recently claiming Nicolas Brussino off of waivers and signing the likes of Dewayne Dedmon and Mike Muscala, most of the main vacancies on Atlanta’s roster to begin free agent have now been filled in some way. The main need of the team that hasn’t yet been attended to, will be sooner rather than later.

According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution the Atlanta Hawks will spend their last roster spot on a point guard. One to play behind Dennis Schroder and compete with the backup spot with soon to be second-year pro Malcolm Delaney. With Jose Calderon being signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Hawks need a third point guard on the roster.

The only question now is, who will that point guard be? We’ve already pondered the possibility of signing former Golden State Warrior Ian Clark as a possible backup point guard, and he is likely the best of that particular crop available. Another name to look out for could be Quinn Cook, who was recently waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Other possibilities to fill that role could be veterans such as CJ Watson, Roman Sessions and Deron Williams. The Atlanta Hawks could also look to a more youthful option such as Trey Burke, Demetrius Jackson or Isaiah Canaan. Reports indicate that the Hawks are already in negotiations with several players in that regard, and these are definite names to look out for.

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Whoever the signing winds up being, he will likely be the final acquisition by the Atlanta Hawks this offseason. We have a good idea of what this Hawks team will be already, there remains just one missing piece to go.