8. Ian Clark 6’3 175
Ian Clark is a six-year NBA veteran guard out of Belmont University. He more of a combo guard than a true point guard, due to his shoot first mentality. That’s okay because should the Atlanta Hawks sign him, he would likely play off of the ball, while defending opposing team’s point guards.
Clark is a decent shooter, making 34 percent of his career three-point shot attempts. He had shown to be very efficient from downtown, when playing with the talented Golden State Warriors.
Ian Clark made 36.8 percent of his triples during his time with the Warriors. He made a career high 37.4 percentage from beyond the arch on 163 attempts, during the 2016-17 season.
The last two years Clark has seen a decrease in his three-point accuracy, while playing with the New Orleans Pelicans. In fact his percentages of 31.8 percent and 32.7 percent, are his worse full season percentages. He also hoisted his highest amount of attempts at195 and 202, during those past two years.
The Hawks coaching staff would need to work with Ian Clark, to help return his shooting efficiency to his Golden State days, for him to be an asset here in Atlanta. Playing a lesser role, with less attempts, should also help Clark be more efficient.
The fact that Clark played with the Warriors for two seasons and won a championship in 2017, should help his cause when it comes to being signed. Travis Schlenk was still an executive with the Warriors in 2015-16 when Clark was a part of the roster, so there is certainly a familiarity there.
7. Shelvin Mack 6’3 203
Our old friend Shelvin Mack, is the next veteran point guard on our list of floor generals that the Atlanta Hawks should consider signing. Steady Shelvin Mack, played in Atlanta for four seasons, mostly backing up Jeff Teague during his time here.
Mack is a solid shooter from beyond the arch, making 33 percent of his career attempts. He’s shot better that 35 percent from three-point range two times in his career.
Shelvin won’t overwhelm opponents with blinding speed or a killer crossover. However Mack is a smart player who can run sets for a team. The fact that he’s versatile enough to play both on and off the ball, would be a plus for the Atlanta Hawks.
Defensively Mack isn’t the fastest point guard. However he knows angles and uses his strength to prevent faster guards from blowing by him. The veteran Mack would be a solid addition as the Atlanta Hawks third point guard.
6. Devin Harris 6’3 185
The next point guard on our list is veteran Devin Harris. Harris is the second guy in a row on our list, that has played for the Atlanta Hawks before.
Harris is a true veteran, having played 15 seasons in the NBA, ten of which were with the Dallas Mavericks. He played with Atlanta during the 2012-13 NBA season.
Despite having a lot of NBA mileage on his tires, Devin Harris is still capable of contributing to an NBA roster. He’s a decent but streaky shooter, fluctuating between 36 and 31 percent from downtown over the past five seasons.
Defensively Devin Harris has lost a step, but he competes hard and understands defensive assignments. He is also physical with quick hands.
Harris could also offer some veteran insights to Trae Young having played well in the NBA, and playing with many stars along the way. The Hawks could certainly do worse than having Devin Harris as a third point guard and veteran presence on the squad.