Atlanta Hawks: Offseason Summary 2020

by December 14, 2020
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The Atlanta Hawks are ready to be taken seriously, overhauling nearly half of their roster and bringing in tough and experienced players that will help them break back into the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Last season, the Hawks struggled to produce consistent offense without star Trae Young on the court. In 2020-21, their bench will be one of their strengths, as they suddenly become one of the deepest teams in the entire league.

Hawks Roster Additions

PlayerTransaction
Onyeka OkongwuDraft (6th)
Skylar MaysDraft (50th)
Danilo GallinariFree Agency (OKC)
Bogdan BogdanovicFree Agency (SAC)
Rajon RondoFree Agency (LAL)
Kris DunnFree Agency (CHI)
Solomon HillFree Agency (MIA)
Tony SnellTrade (DET)

Biggest Acquisitions

  • Danilo Gallinari: Danilo Gallinari may have been the Hawks biggest splash signing but he’s expected to play a sixth man role in Atlanta after a strong 2019-20 campaign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Expect Gallinari to thrive as a perimeter shooter playing off of Trae Young and to play intelligent defense.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic: Bogdan Bogdanovic’s path to the Hawks is one for the books, with a botched trade between the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks leading to the swingman hitting the open market. Like Gallinari, Bogdanovic’s best skill is his 3-point shooting, with the fourth-year pro knocking down .372 percent of his 7.2 attempts last season.

Hawks Roster Subtractions

PlayerTransaction
DeAndre BembryFree Agency (TOR)
Jeff TeagueFree Agency (BOS)
Treveon GrahamFree Agency (MIL)
Charlie BrownFree Agency
Dewayne DedmonTrade (DET)
Vince CarterRetirement

Biggest Losses

  • DeAndre’ Bembry: As the longest-tenured Hawks player on the roster prior to signing with the Toronto Raptors, DeAndre’ Bembry will be missed in the locker room and by the coaching staff. Though not a particularly skilled player, Bembry’s intensity, toughness and defense were valuable for Atlanta over the last four seasons.
  • Jeff Teague: Veteran point guard Jeff Teague returned to Atlanta to be a stabilizing force in the second unit backcourt. Rajon Rondo now takes over that role, as Teague takes his talents to Beantown to replace their own recently departed backup point guard.

All NBA Team Offseason Summaries

AtlanticCentralSoutheast
BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
MinnesotaLA ClippersMemphis
OklahomaLA LakersNew Orleans
PortlandPhoenixHouston
UtahSacramentoSan Antonio

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