simon24 wrote: Jamaaliver wrote:
It's a tad early, but I figure we can speculate on what approach and what players we'd like/expect the team to pursue this summer.
NBA Free Agency 2017: An Early Look at Each Team's Top Potential Targets
1. Darren Collison
2. Sergio Rodriguez
3. P.J. Tucker
Unless they plan on blowing up their core, the Atlanta Hawks will be operating as a capped-out team over the summer.
Millsap can grant them some flexibility if he opts into the last year of his deal, rather than exploring free agency. But it makes more sense for him to chase long-term money, and general manager Wes Wilcox told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski re-signing him is "absolutely" Atlanta's top priority.
Pre-contract holds on Millsap, Tim Hardaway Jr., Mike Muscala and Thabo Sefolosha carry the Hawks' commitments past the $100 million mark. They'll need to try ducking the luxury tax while keeping everyone and then hope the mid-level exception—projected to reach $8.4 million for non-taxpayers, per RealGM—is enough to land impactful fish.
Basically: Atlanta cannot set its sights too high.
Targeting backup-caliber point guards and defensive specialists might even be a tad ambitious. But the offense could use a second-string playmaker such as Darren Collison or, more affordably, Sergio Rodriguez.
P.J. Tucker keeps with the Hawks' defensive theme and becomes particularly valuable if Hardaway or Sefolosha walks.
We keeping this thing in tact?
Slightly changing course?
Blowing it all up?
I hate Bud didn't trade Millsap. I hate Bud resigned Dennis. He should have waited until the summer, more cap space. I hate the Baze deal. Dwight isn't bad but paying 20+ mil for a guy who should be coming off the bench isn't a good look.Hawks matches THJ's max deal.
Hawks resign Illyasova.
Thabo, Millsap, Humphries and Calderon walks.
Hawks sign Mack, Baynes and Jeff Green.
Hawks draft a PF and C.
I think they stealth tank next season
I don't think they can stealth rebuild now. If they let Sap walk fielding a lesser talented team, EVERYONE (except the last two fanboys) will know how bad things have gotten and chaanging course would be an indictment on past choices. Most already know we're there. the fact that they kept Sap for this feeble run tells me they have to keep him. They just can't change course now. So, who comes back next season for the continuation of the win now plan?
Signed: DH, Schro, Baze, Delaney, Prince, Bembry
Re-signed: Sap, THJr, Illyasova
Draft: two picks will get roster spots
Sign: $8.4 won't get us much and the rest of the roster filled with mininmum contracts
Next year we look like this:
DH / #19
Sap / Illya
Baze / Prince
THJr / FA / Bembry
Schro / Delaney / #31
with a couple min vets. Should still get a PO seed, but getting harder and maxed out going forward