The Hawks do have other options at the position. They have a veteran in backup point guard Tyronn Lue, one of the league's best pick-and-roll players. Third-year point guard Royal Ivey started 66 games last season and could also fill in.Billy Knight, if you're reading, I haven't had an NBA team to root for in over twenty years. I would like to become a Hawks fan. I cannot, however, become a Hawks fan if you continue to waste a collection of intriguing young wing players by employing Tyronn Lue as your point guard. His entire NBA career is built upon getting away with holding onto Allen Iverson's jersey as he ran around screens in the 2001 NBA Finals. I used to watch Ryan Robertson dominate Lue regularly in college. Lue's only skill is shooting the ball. He does that with far less effectiveness and panache than his teammate Salim Stoudamire.
Also, there are at least 15 freely available short men who would make better 3rd point guards than Royal Ivey.
Heal fast, Speedy.