Who deserves the final spot on the Hawks roster?
The Atlanta Hawks just came off one of their best seasons yet. They finished the regular season with 60 wins, had four All-Stars, and their head coach, Mike Budenholzer, was named Coach of the Year. Even though they were swept in the Eastern Conference Finals, by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Hawks are still a dominant team in the East, and set to have another great year. Starting small forward and great defender, Demarre Carroll left the team and accepted a deal with the Toronto Raptors. The Hawks managed to keep Paul Millsap for another three seasons. They also brought in former Spurs big man, Tiago Splitter, Justin Holiday, and former Knick standout, Tim Hardaway Jr. The Hawks also brought back Walter Tavares who played last season overseas. That leaves the Hawks with one final spot to make it a complete roster, but whom should they sign?
On the current roster, the Atlanta Hawks now have four centers, two power forwards, three small forwards, and a combined six guards. The Hawks will likely sign a power or small forward to keep the balance on their roster.
The Hawks put together a solid summer league roster, going 4-3 in the seven Summer League games. Several players on the team showed why they should be on a NBA Roster. Some of the leaders were Brandon Ashley (PF), Terran Petteway (SF), Lamar Patterson (SG) and Glenn Robinson III (SF). Yes the Hawks should be looking for a Power Forward, but Mike Muscala can play a little bit of the four position. Brandon Ashley played very well, but still has a lot of improvement to do. Unless the Hawks go out and sign another free agent, the two obvious players from the summer league roster to highly consider are Terran Petteway and Glenn Robinson III. It is going to be interesting to see what the Hawks do with that final spot.
Kezmit Eason covers the Falcons, Hawks and Georgia Tech for MFST, you can follow her on Twitter @MissKezmit
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