We’ve summarized what Atlanta Hawks fans can expect from their squad in terms of salary cap space this offseason. Below you’ll find lists of the players expected back on the roster, the team’s potential free agents and a number of insights about questions the franchise will face before the 2021 campaign.
In addition to a summary for each of the 30 teams (accessible in the link grid below), we’ve also tiered the top NBA free agents league-wide and published a general comparison of all teams’ cap space. Follow @SLAMnewswire on Twitter for constant offseason updates as we head into free agency.
Projected Roster Players
Projected Free Agents
Projected Dead Money
|DeAndre Bembry||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Charles Brown Jr.||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Vince Carter||UFA – Renounced|
|Brandon Goodwin||UFA – Waived|
|Treveon Graham||UFA – Renounced|
|Damian Jones||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Skal Labissiere||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Jeff Teague||UFA – Renounced|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #6||$5,813,640|
|2020 Pick #50||No Cap Hold|
- Room Exception – $4,767,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Should Atlanta waive Brandon Goodwin? Goodwin showed some promise as a backup for Trae Young and his deal is only for $1.7M for 2021. On the flip side, Atlanta would only need to eat $100K to waive him. The Hawks can always re-sign Goodwin to a minimum deal after they complete other offseason moves.
- Is it time to push in for free agents? Atlanta has good, young player in place at every key position. It is time to supplement them with veteran free agents? If so, how much do you spend and how long do you let those deals run for?
- How much do you offer John Collins in an extension? Collins has proven to be a very good offensive player for Atlanta. He’s capable of spacing the floor at the four or the five. Collins is also a plus rebounder. The question is his defense. How much do you pay for an offensive-minded big on a team full of offensive-minded players?
Projected Team Salary
The Hawks have been building towards this point for a while now. Most of the roster is still on the first NBA contract. The lone exceptions are Clint Capela and DeWayne Dedmon, who were both acquired at the 2020 trade deadline to stabilize the center position. For Atlanta’s free agents, none of them are part of the long-term vision. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Brandon Goodwin, Skal Labissiere or Jeff Teague return, but all would be coming back for far less than their cap hold. Therefore, the projection is the Hawks renounce all of them to maximize cap space initially. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
$44,329,094 (1st out of 30)