Atlanta Hawks: 3 backup point guards to avoid in free agency

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The Atlanta Hawks have been trying to fix their backup point guard position since they traded for Trae Young in the 2018 NBA draft. They have tried numerous solutions with varying levels of success. The problem is that the offense was built around Young trying to create and every reacting to it. Without him on the floor, the offense ground to a halt.

Last offseason they signed Rajon Rondo in an effort to have the two-time NBA champion run the second unit successfully. Unfortunately, Rondo’s fit with this team was not ideal and he was traded for Lou Williams. It would have been interesting to see how he went under Nate McMillan as his head coach. He changed the way the Hawks played, giving them more structure.

The Hawks have also had Brandon Goodwin on their roster over the past couple of seasons. Goodwin is really starting to shine, even going past Rondo in the rotation last season but he plays better as a starter than a reserve. He could become a true long-term prospect

The Atlanta Hawks struggled without Trae Young in the postseason

Thanks to Young injuring himself on the referee’s foot the Atlanta Hawks were without him for two games during the Eastern Conference Finals. This loss was further compounded by Goodwin being out with a non-=Covid related respiratory complaint and Bogdan Bogdanovic suffering the effects of knee soreness.

Williams did have his first career playoff start and gave the Hawks a tremendous boost, actually helping them win one of the games Young was out. However, it would be good for the Hawks to have a backup point guard continue the pace when Young sits. Here are three point guards to avoid this free agency as they will hold the team back,