Hawks gain amazing hoard of talent in six days!

Loaded with cash, Atlanta Hawks’ General Manager Travis Schlenk has just metamorphosed his team into a playoff contender literally overnight.

The Hawks, who have won only 73 games over the last three seasons, joined a rush of free agent signings, and hit the jackpot.

Following a major overhaul three years ago, the Hawks have signed free agents Bogdan Bogdanovic (four years, $72 million), Danilo Gallinari (three years, $61.5 million), along with Rajon Rondo (two years, $15 million), and Kris Dunn (two years, $10 million).

Adding those four players to a promising core of Trae Young, John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Kevin Huerter, and Cam Reddish, and (1st round pick) Onyeka Okongwu is impressive. This will raise antennae in the East. 

“Danilo checks a lot of boxes for what we have prioritized,” Schlenk said. “At his size, he is one of the league’s most versatile and efficient scorers and he has proven to be the type of veteran you want in your locker room.”

Schlenk appears to have addressed the squad’s three biggest shortcomings: defense, 3-point shooting, and depth.

Atlanta will also have nice options at center with Okongwu and expected starter Clint Capela forming the new look.

Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points and  37.2 percent from 3-point range, for the Sacramento Kings last season.

Last year, Trae Young averaged 29.6 points and 9.3 assists, but had problems on defense and creating scoring chances

Rondo, 34, will add an upgrade on defense and provide leadership in the backcourt.

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