Looking at potential third point guard options for the Atlanta Hawks

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 8: Isaiah Canaan
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 8: Isaiah Canaan /

The Atlanta Hawks have been reportedly in the process of signing a new point guard

The Atlanta Hawks have reportedly been looking to sign a third point guard to the roster. This would most likely be the final move to complete the roster heading into next season. As Malcolm Delaney struggled at times during his 1st season we may see him receive some competition for the backup PG spot. We take a look at some potential signees and how they could eventually thrive in Atlanta.

Quinn Cook:

Quinn Cook was recently waived by the New Orleans Pelicans and he has struggled to find a place in the league. He played for both the Dallas Mavericks and Pelicans last season, averaging 6 PPG for the entire season. With more minutes Cook has the ability to fill it up, not to mention he plays very under control and is a decent facilitator.

Cook has problems with bigger guards but he has the quickness to eventually be a solid perimeter defender. This would be a low-risk and high-reward signing as Cook will be cheap and he is only 24. The Hawks can attempt to mold him into the backup PG of the future.

Brandon Jennings:

After stints with the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks last season it has become evident that Jennings will most likely never return to the production he had early in his career. An inefficient shooter and a mediocre defender, Jennings would be a reclamation project if the Hawks signed him.

He has battled injuries over the last couple of years as well. Perhaps the Hawks can help him recognize his previous potential. Jennings is only 27, and if any team is known to help players turn around their career its the Hawks.

Ty Lawson:

Ty Lawson managed to have a decent year for the Kings as he averaged 10 PPG and 5 AST in a backup role. Signing him would potentially be a risk though as Lawson has struggled to stay out of legal trouble for most of his career. When he is fully focused Lawson is a quick guard who is capable of running an offense.

He could prove to become a good passer in transition for the Hawks, which is something they seemed to lack last year. Lawson is probably the most talented PG still available but the Hawks must be able to look past the possible negatives if they decide to sign him.

Isaiah Canaan:

Is Isaiah Canaan a NBA player? Its hard to say. He played quite well in Philadelphia in the 2015-16 season averaging 11 PPG and shooting 36% from three. Last season Canaan could not get on the floor over the woeful Michael Carter-Williams. In 39 games Canaan shot a paltry 27% from three and was essentially a non-factor for the Bulls the entire season.

This is likely a product of the enviroment, given the proper minutes Canaan can be a legit shooter for any team off the bench. He would most likely be really cheap, and the Atlanta Hawks can use some shooting at the position as Malcolm Delaney and Dennis Schroder are not exactly marksmen.

Ramon Sessions:

Roman Sessions is a veteran who could provide some leadership at the position. His production has tailed off significantly over the last couple of seasons but he has been injured often. The Atlanta Hawks could sign him to a minimum deal similar to what they did with Jarrett Jack last offseason.

See if he has anything left in the tank during training camp and if not just waive him. If Sessions can return to his previous form he is a solid defender and a poised PG who would not struggle with running Coach Budenholzer’s offensive scheme.