Atlanta Hawks President of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk’s opening volley at the free agency was a lucrative three-year deal with veteran striker Danilo Gallinari. This was followed shortly after by a reported investment in Kris Dunn that added to the team’s full defense in a value-positive deal. From there, the Hawks turned to Rajon Rondo and added another ball handler and veteran who was present at the backup point guard. With Dunn expected to be accepted into the room exception and Rondo only earning a seven-figure annual salary, the Hawks still retained enough flexibility on the salary cap to make another big hit, and in the end, that plan seems tied to an offer sheet for restricted customers his free agent wing Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Moments later, The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner reported that the $ 72 million run would be four years. Marc Stein of the New York Times later noted that the deal would include a fourth year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker.
Bogdanovic rumors swirled ahead of the free agency’s official start, particularly after a reported trade between his reigning team, the Sacramento Kings and the Milwaukee Bucks, failed. However, it is (very) important to note that the Kings have the right to comply with Atlanta’s bid sheet as Bogdanovic is a restricted free agent even at the age of 28. While the details of what it turned out to get Bogdanovic back on the market could be pretty interesting, the reality is that the Hawks were in the best position to pounce when the time came, even if Gallinari , Rondo and Dunn were already on board.
Bogdanovic, who is listed at 6’6 and 220 pounds, is a gifted offensive player on the pitch. He was 15 on average. 1 point, 3. 4 templates and 3. 4 rebounds per game last season in Sacramento, with Bogdanovic converting 37. 4 percent of his three-point attempts over a three-year career. In particular, Bogdanovic attempted a career high 7. 2 three-pointers per game in 2019-20, and he brings in extra shots, an area Atlanta would like to address.
The important thing is that Bogdanovic can also act as a creator on the ball (including a career 18). 5 percent support rate), both secondary if you are playing alongside Trae Young (or Rondo) and primary if you are playing with the second unit. With Atlanta investing in Dunn as a guard who isn’t a fantastic creator, a pairing of Dunn and Bogdanovic makes a lot of sense with Young off the ground, with players essentially switching roles on either side of the floor.
Defensively, Bogdanovic is far from the elite but has solid position size and reasonable athleticism for the shooting range. There will be natural questions about how the pieces fit on the defensive, especially as the Hawks try to incorporate Gallinari into their plans. Even so, Bogdanovic brings the offensive profile that the Atlanta Front Office appreciates as a dribble pass shoot player, and the Dunn acquisition really strengthens perimeter resistance.
All eyes are now on Sacramento, where the Kings face an interesting decision in the near future. The Hawks must now wait for the Kings to make a decision and leave Atlanta in a time of relative limbo. However, Amick notes that the « Hawks would not do this unless they felt very, very good about how this ends. ». « . ”
For the sake of clarity, the kings have 48 hours to decide whether to match the bid sheet. However, this watch does not start until you are signed. From there, the Atlanta salary cap space would be tied up as the team waits for a resolution and the Hawks will have to make other decisions after the Sacramento Games and a free agent market that’s thin at this point.
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