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
|Onyeka Okongwu||Draft (6th)|
|Skylar Mays||Draft (50th)|
|Danilo Gallinari||Free Agency (OKC)|
|Bogdan Bogdanovic||Free Agency (SAC)|
|Rajon Rondo||Free Agency (LAL)|
|Kris Dunn||Free Agency (CHI)|
|Solomon Hill||Free Agency (MIA)|
|Tony Snell||Trade (DET)|
- 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
|DeAndre Bembry||Free Agency (TOR)|
|Jeff Teague||Free Agency (BOS)|
|Treveon Graham||Free Agency (MIL)|
|Charlie Brown||Free Agency|
|Dewayne Dedmon||Trade (DET)|
- 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.