Eight Free Agent Guards for the Atlanta Hawks to Consider

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The Atlanta Hawks have two roster spots open after releasing guard Jaylen Adams. Here are eight point guards candidates to fill one of the roster spots

The Atlanta Hawks are expected to use point forward Evan Turner as the primary backup point guard. He certainly has the ball handling and passing skills to play the position.

DeAndre’ Bembry is another wing player with point guard skills. He would likely be next in line to run the Atlanta Hawks second unit, should something happen to Turner.

DeAndre’ Bembry is better equipped to defend point guards than Evan Turner. Yet on offense Bembry can sometimes play reckless and out of control.

Cam Reddish is a former point guard in his youth. He is also capable of leading the second unit, should he fail to win a starting position on the wing.

Star point guard Trae Young is the only true point guard on the Atlanta Hawks roster. However with him being dynamic offensively and sub par defensively, defending lightning quick small point guards, could prove to be problematic for Atlanta.

Defensively, DeAndre Bembry is the best candidate to guard small point guards. However he will face challenges to be in the Atlanta rotation this upcoming season.

If Evan Turner indeed wins the backup point guard position, there are questions about how well he and DeAndre Bembry will mesh in terms of spacing. That could cause Bembry to lose minutes to sharp shooter Allen Crabbe on the wing.

While Bembry is capable of containing most point guards on the perimeter, some of the lighting fast shorter, guards are best defended by a player of similar size and quickness. Using one of the last roster spots to sign a point guard, makes sense on a lot of levels.