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  • Solomon Hill - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Solomon Hill will be dealt to the Hawks as a result of Thursday's draft night trade.

    The Pelicans have been trying to get out of Hill's contract for a over a year now, and while it also saw the No. 4 pick head out the door New Orleans received Nos. 8, 17 and 35, plus a future first-rounder from the Cavs. David Griffin has done a great job restocking the cupboards with his trade of Anthony Davis. Hill does not figure to play much for Atlanta.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Travis Schlenk - Team - Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks have traded their second round pick, No. 44, to the Heat in exchange for a conditional 2024 second-rounder and cash considerations.

    The Heat had only one pick (No. 13) in the draft before acquiring this pick from the Hawks. They are currently hamstrung financially so they may have done this to add a player to their roster who they can add for the price tag of a second-rounder. The Hawks did this as they had six picks in this year’s draft and already have a roster filled with young talent. With five picks after this trade, the Hawks will continue to stay active in trade talks as there is no way that they add five rookies to their already youthful roster.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore

  • Allen Crabbe - G/F - Atlanta Hawks

    The Nets have agreed to trade Allen Crabbe, the 17th pick in the 2019 draft and a protected 2020 first-round pick to the Hawks for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round pick.

    The Nets and Hawks have kicked off the frenzy that will be player movement this summer. Crabbe will be on the last year of his contract that will earn him $18.5M. The move to the Hawks will give Crabbe an opportunity to overcome his injury plagued 2019-20 campaign and play with one of the game's best young point guards in Trae Young. It is possible that the Hawks will play Trae Young, fellow youngster Kevin Huerter and Allen Crabbe all together in the starting lineup with John Collins. Offense will come easy. Defense, on the other hand, will be a struggle for this youthful organization.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Speaking to reporters Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce praised DeAndre' Bembry's defensive versatility saying, "Now, you go back to prevention and it’s who can contain the basketball. Right off the bat, DeAndre' Bembry. We can throw DeAndre' at Russell Westbrook. We are pretty good. He’s going to be able to keep him in front."

    That's high praise for the three-year pro who played in his first full season this past year. Based on this quote, Bembry is going to have a significant role for the Hawks next season as a defensive stopper. If Bembry can develop a consistent jumper, he can prove to be a quality fantasy asset.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks have interest in potentially re-signing free agent center Dewayne Dedmon to a short-term balloon contract.

    As we've seen in recent seasons around the league, teams have started to offer "balloon contracts," short term deals at a higher annual salary, to players instead of the standard long term deals. It both gives the team more financial flexibility in the future while providing the player a per year salary that they would not be netting in a multi-year contract. Dedmon played well this past season, and with the young Hawks having an eye towards the future, this potential deal would make sense for both sides.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Trae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young and Luka Doncic headlined the NBA All-Rookie First Team with Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Deandre Ayton rounding out the rest of the selections.

    Young and Doncic were unanimous votes, while Ayton was near unanimous and Jackson and Bagley held a slight edge over a few of the other selections. All of the rookies showed promise and a nice future ahead of them.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Omari Spellman - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Omari Spellman (sprained left ankle), who got hurt just under two months ago, was at the Hawks practice facility in a jersey and ready to get some work in on Tuesday.

    It's good to see that Spellman is over the ankle issue that cost him more than a month at the end of the season. Spellman should have the full offseason along with the Summer League to work on his game. Spellman has the potential to be a quality contributor if he can stay healthy and in shape next season.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Vince Carter - G/F - Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter joined Kent Bazemore on the Winging It podcast and definitively stated, "I'm coming back," when asked about his playing future.

    Carter's far removed from the days of Vinsanity, but the 42-year-old NBA veteran still has some fight left in the tank. It will be interesting to see where he lands next year. Carter did say, “I would like to. We’ll see what happens,” when asked if he would return to the Hawks.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Trae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks

    In his rookie season Trae Young led the NBA in assists on dunks.

    For anyone who still questions Young's ability to see the court, this should ease those doubts. Young's ability to set his teammates up for easy buckets was a big factor in his growth throughout the season. Young is looking to upset the presumed favorite Luka Doncic in the rookie of the year voting.

    Source: Kevin L. Chouinard on NBA.com

  • Kent Bazemore - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore exercised his player option on Friday to return to the Hawks for 2019-20.

    An injury derailed what was looking like a strong season for Bazemore and the Hawks moved on towards rookie Kevin Huerter. It was financially the right move to take the hefty 19.2 million dollars on his player option. Look for Bazemore to be a heavily-discussed trade name going forward as the Hawks rebuild continues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Trae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young finishes his season on a high note as he earned rookie of the month honors in the East for March/April.

    Young has finished his campaign with an outside chance of winning ROY. However, Doncic is still the clear favorite. The trade made by the Hawks back in the 2018 draft isn't looking as bad as we once thought early on this season. Trae will have a great shot at having a stellar season in 2019-2020.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Alex Len - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len started and put up a double-double in Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers, scoring 20 points to go with 10 rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 6-of-17 from the field.

    After a stint with Phoenix that had many question his long term viability in the pace and space NBA, Alex Len worked hard to reinvent himself in his first season in Atlanta. He posted a career high 11 points per game due in part to an added 3-point shot (0.9 per game on .364 shooting). His percentages were particularly weak for a center, which helps explain him falling outside the top-200 in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues. In the event that Dewayne Dedmon leaves Atlanta in the offseason, Len could find himself assuming the starting role and could be worth a late-round pick in drafts next year.

  • Miles Plumlee - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Miles Plumlee did not play in Wednesday's 134-135 loss to the Pacers.

    You may have forgotten, but Plumlee is still making over $12 million per year at the end of Atlanta’s bench and will again heading into next season. His contract is really the only thing keeping him around, and shouldn’t be considered a fantasy option next year.