The Atlanta Hawks’ roster for next season is nearly complete, though the team still wants to add a third point guard, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The newspaper added that the search is expected to begin next week, with the team negotiating with several candidates.
While no names have been reported, there are several free-agent point guards out there who could potentially be interested in the role. They include: Leandro Barbosa, Isaiah Canaan, Norris Cole, Tyler Ennis, Ramon Sessions and Deron Williams.
The Hawks could also turn to players who spent most or parts of last season in the NBA G-League.
Here is more from around the NBA:
- Argentinian forward Nicolas Brussino was claimed off waivers by the Hawks on Saturday, according to the AJC. Brussino was waived by the Dallas Mavericks, who did not want to waive his salary for the upcoming season.
- The Mavericks have signed undrafted guard Gian Clavell (Colorado State) to a partially guaranteed, minimum contract, per ESPN.
- The New York Knicks have signed second-round pick Damyean Dotson, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Houston. The move was reported by ESPN. Dotson’s deal is for three years, with two guaranteed, the website reports.
- The Charlotte Observer proposed a trade for the Hornets centered on Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving. It involved sending Hornets point guard Kemba Walker to Cleveland as part of the package.