The Hawks aren’t expected to be big players in Free Agency but here are five players that could help Atlanta.
As we’re less than 48 Hours until the beginning of Free Agency, there’s a lot of uncertainty with the direction of the franchise.. Will the Hawks re-sign veteran All Star Power Forward, Paul Millsap? Will the Hawks re-sign shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr.? With major questions looming, the Atlanta Hawks could go many directions with their approach in Free Agency. Here’s a few targets that could be in Atlanta this season.
Small Forward Danilo Gallinari:
Despite injuries, Gallinari is one of the most underrated players at his position in the NBA . He is a 6’10 Forward who can create and stretch the floor on offense. He’s a great backup for Paul Millsap if the Hawks choose to re-sign him. Gallinari provides length and another outside shooting threat. He would be a great fit in Coach Bud’s system and could produce great minutes for Atlanta.
Small Forward Andre Igoudala:
After winning his second title with the Golden State Warriors, Andre Igoudala is more than likely going to resign back to the Warriors, but he would be a great pickup for the Hawks. Andre is a veteran Small Forward who excels on Defense. He can provide strong minutes behind the Hawks rising star in Taurean Prince. Also, his veteran leadership and experience can help the young players on the roster.
Small Forward P.J Tucker:
P.J Tucker is another Small Forward the Hawks could pursue. He is a great defender who can provide minutes behind Taurean Prince. Tucker is known as a strong locker room leader as well.
Center Dewayne Dedmon:
Dewayne Dedmon is a great role playing center. He provides a great defense presence to his next destination. A rebounder and a rim protector the Hawks could use with the loss of Dwight Howard
Power Forward Serge Ibaka:
Although some view Ibaka as a reach, he is a great pickup for Atlanta. He’s 6’10 and can play as a Power Forward or Center. Ibaka can contribute with his rebounding and shot blocking ability. He can also spread the floor because he can hit the outside jumper as well. Fits very well with Atlanta’s system.