It's not about CAN THEY..its more like, SHOULD THEY? Those 4 "point guards" should not be on the Hawks team, splitting minutes, because frankly, none of them are that great.
Having Acie Law, Rafer Alston and Johson should be the focus of the Hawks, and not this glut of semi scrubs.
And if in fact contract are an issue, trade away Claxton for some future picks and considerations.
Obviously you have no clue what it is you are talking about.
Claxton has a big contract, with three years left, had a horrible year, and was injured. And you say trade him for picks. Find a team who wants that contract and is willing to send picks for him. That's right - there isn't one.
Since the Hawks are committed to Claxton for three years, it doesn't make sense to add another big contract in Alston's, when they can get productive, if limited play, from Johnson and Lue. Hopefully, Claxton will be healthy this year and then next season and the year after that, he can be a good backup for Law.
Law has to get minutes this year. That doesn't mean he has to start. But he needs minutes. Then next year, if he is good enough, he can start. Otherwise, he can share duties with Claxton or Lue (if the Hawks re-sign him).
He would have made sense for the Pistons before the draft. A Nazr for Rafer swap would have been a good trade of garbage that could become more useful garbage for their new teams. But now the Pistons have two 1st round picks at guard they're going to want to take a serious look at before they give any minutes to Skip.
Clippers just signed Brevin Knight
Seattle wants to get rid of a PG
Portland just signed Steve Blake and have Jarett Jack as him back-up as well as Sergio Rodriguez and they got a young PG from Finland in this year's draft