11:25 AM EST, Mon November 23, 2020
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What happens if the Kings match Bogdanovic’s offer sheet?

What happens if the Kings match Bogdanovic’s offer sheet?

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports On Sunday, word broke from multiple reports that the Atlanta Hawks signed 28-year-old wing Bogdan Bogdanovic to a four-year, $72 million offer sheet. Though full terms (headlined by Bogdanovic’s 2020-21 salary) are not yet available, the contract reportedly includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker, with the Hawks — seemingly with intention — making the deal quite difficult for the Sacramento Kings to match. To that end, the Kings may elect to let Boganovic go to the Hawks and, in fact, many insiders believe...
3 hours ago
Okongwu reflects on the legendary 2015-16 Chino Hills team

Okongwu reflects on the legendary 2015-16 Chino Hills team

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports The Hawks’ latest lottery draft pick is no stranger to the spotlight. Onyeka Okongwu solidified history when the Atlanta Hawks selected him No. 6 overall in last week’s draft. With the selection, the Chino Hills 2015-16 boys basketball team became the first high school team in history to produce three NBA Draft lottery picks. Lonzo Ball and LaMelo Ball were the other two selections. The Huskies went 35-0 and beat opponents by an average of 28.4 points per game that season. A starting lineup of freshman LaMelo, junior Eli Scott, junior...
23 hours ago
Hawks reportedly agree to offer sheet with Bogdan Bogdanovic

Hawks reportedly agree to offer sheet with Bogdan Bogdanovic

Photo by Daniel Shirey/ Atlanta Hawks president of basketball operations Travis Schlenk’s opening salvo in free agency was a lucrative, three-year pact with veteran forward Danilo Gallinari. That was followed, in short order, by a reported investment in Kris Dunn, fortifying the team’s perimeter defense on a value-positive deal. From there, the Hawks pivoted to Rajon Rondo, adding another ball-handler and veteran presence at backup point guard. With Dunn projected to slot into the room exception and Rondo making only a seven-figure annual salary, the Hawks still...
Nov 21, 2020
Kris Dunn brings help to Hawks where they most need it

Kris Dunn brings help to Hawks where they most need it

Photo by Stacy Revere/ It feels as though the free agency period started weeks ago in some regards, but it commenced just Friday. After the Atlanta Hawks were connected, mostly by way of rumor, to a wide-ranging group players on the market, they’ve started to build an intentionally functional roster for the first time in a few years. First, the Hawks added an elite offensive player in Danilo Gallinari by way of agreement on Friday. Saturday brought news that Kris Dunn has been brought on board via a modest two-year contract of which the second year will reportedly be...
Nov 21, 2020
Rondo reportedly agrees to two-year contract with Hawks

Rondo reportedly agrees to two-year contract with Hawks

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ For well over a year, the Atlanta Hawks have faced a backup point guard problem. Local product Brandon Goodwin is still in the mix after having his contract guaranteed for the 2019-20 season but, after some failed experiments in 2018-19, Travis Schlenk and the offseason likely entered the offseason with renewed purpose to provide depth behind Trae Young. For more than a week, reports have tied Atlanta to the potential pursuit of veteran Rajon Rondo and, on Saturday afternoon, word broke from multiple outlets that Rondo would be signing a two-year,...
Nov 21, 2020
Hawks reportedly agree to two-year contract with Kris Dunn

Hawks reportedly agree to two-year contract with Kris Dunn

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Within three hours of the start of free agency, the Atlanta Hawks reportedly agreed to a lucrative, three-year contract with veteran forward Danilo Gallinari. By any description, that was a significant investment for the Hawks, but Atlanta’s massive stockpile of salary cap space allowed the front office to continue exploring impactful options. To that end, the Hawks reportedly followed up the Gallinari move by agreeing to a two-year contract with defense-first guard Kris Dunn. Free agent guard Kris Dunn has agreed to a two-year, $10M...
Nov 21, 2020
Hawks find shooting, much more in Gallinari signing

Hawks find shooting, much more in Gallinari signing

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports A full scouting report on the new addition. After weeks of rumors, and days of the Atlanta Hawks being “linked” to seemingly nearly every free agent, word broke Friday evening that the Hawks and forward Danilo Gallinari reached a three-year agreement worth upwards of $61.5 million. Following Wednesday nights’ selections of Onyeka Okongwu and Skylar Mays, Atlanta was able to add some legitimate veteran talent on Friday evening. Free agent F Danilo Gallinari is finalizing a three-year, $61.5M contract with the Atlanta Hawks, his...
Nov 21, 2020
ATL and 29: Gallinari is a Hawk

ATL and 29: Gallinari is a Hawk

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Free agency kicked off on Friday evening, and the Atlanta Hawks made their mark. The ATL and 29 podcast returns to discuss what transpired, with Peachtree Hoops’ Glen Willis joining Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com for this episode. Topics include the following: Day 1 of free agency Atlanta’s acquisition of Danilo Gallinari Tony Snell and how he fits with the Hawks What is the impact on the other players in the rotation? Much, much more ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can subscribe via a number...
Nov 21, 2020
What do recent moves mean for John Collins’ future in Atlanta?

What do recent moves mean for John Collins’ future in Atlanta?

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Could the Hawks do the unthinkable? By now, fans of the Atlanta Hawks have likely seen and heard the news that the team bolstered its frontcourt in one fell swoop. First came the drafting of freshman USC big man Onyeka Okongwu on Wednesday night, then the news broke Friday night that the Hawks are finalizing the signing of veteran forward Danilo Gallinari to a lucrative deal. Certainly, moves to better the team in the near term were always expected with frustrations reportedly growing inside the organization over three consecutive...
Nov 20, 2020
Hawks reportedly agree to three-year contract with Danilo Gallinari

Hawks reportedly agree to three-year contract with Danilo Gallinari

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports Following an eight-month hiatus, the Atlanta Hawks put together a flurry of activity in short order. First, Travis Schlenk and the front office stayed put at No. 6 and No. 50 in the 2020 NBA Draft, landing USC’s Onyeka Okongwu and LSU’s Skylar Mays. From there, the Hawks pivoted to the trade market, sending Dewayne Dedmon to the Detroit Pistons and adding Tony Snell to the team’s wing rotation. Those transactions set the stage for the NBA’s free agency period, with the lights (finally) coming on with a 6:00 pm ET start on Friday,...
Nov 20, 2020
Hawks reportedly ‘among suitors’ for Bogdan Bogdanovic

Hawks reportedly ‘among suitors’ for Bogdan Bogdanovic

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Friday, Nov. 20 officially marks the start of NBA free agency and, in on-brand fashion for the league, rumors are flying before the alarm goes off at 6:00 pm ET. The Atlanta Hawks have been tied to a number of potential targets but, in the case of Sacramento Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic, the last few days have been a wild ride. Bogdanovic was seemingly on his way to the Milwaukee Bucks in a sign-and-trade deal, with multiple outlets reporting the specifics of a multi-player transaction. However, the 28-year-old was not technically allowed...
Nov 20, 2020
Snell is an ideal fit for the Hawks

Snell is an ideal fit for the Hawks

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Fans of the Atlanta Hawks are surely hoping that there is a bigger transaction sure to come after it was reported on Thursday that Atlanta was acquiring the services of veteran wing Tony Snell, in addition to Khyri Thomas – who will reportedly be waived – in exchange for Dewayne Dedmon. A 29-year-old veteran with seven seasons in the league, Snell becomes the most accomplished three-point shooter the team has had in the brief Trae Young era. He has converted more than 40 percent of his more than 1,000 attempts across the past four seasons. He...
Nov 19, 2020
Report: Hawks trade Dedmon to Pistons

Report: Hawks trade Dedmon to Pistons

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Less than 24 hours ago, the Atlanta Hawks invested in the future of their frontcourt, tabbing USC’s Onyeka Okongwu with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. After doing so, many speculated that Travis Schlenk may aim to search for value in a deal for veteran center Dewayne Dedmon and, on Thursday afternoon, the Hawks reportedly found a trade partner. Multiple sources report that Dedmon is heading to the Detroit Pistons, with the Hawks acquiring Tony Snell and Khyri Thomas. Detroit is trading Khyri Thomas and Tony Snell to Atlanta...
Nov 19, 2020
Hawks free agency preview: Casting a wide net

Hawks free agency preview: Casting a wide net

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ NBA free agency officially begins at 6:00 pm ET on Friday, Nov. 20, with less than 48 hours between the upcoming chaos and the different frenzy of the 2020 NBA Draft. Though speculation involving the Atlanta Hawks and specific players has been rampant for days, the rumblings should become louder in the near future. To that end, it is time to wade through some of the names on the market during the 2020 cycle, recognizing that the Hawks currently possess the most salary cap space ($43.6 million) in the entire league. Below is a wide-ranging list...
Nov 19, 2020
Hawks reportedly agree to Two-Way contract with Nathan Knight

Hawks reportedly agree to Two-Way contract with Nathan Knight

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ With the Atlanta Hawks choosing not to tender a qualifying offer to Charlie Brown Jr. (as well as Skal Labissiere, Damian Jones and DeAndre’ Bembry), the team has both Two-Way slots to work with as the 2020 offseason kicks into high gear. On Thursday afternoon, the Hawks reportedly made a move to fill one of those contracts with an investment in William & Mary center Nathan Knight. Undrafted William & Mary center Nathan Knight is signing a two-way deal with the Atlanta Hawks, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19,...