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NBA Off Season Update, Part 3: Southeast Division – August 20th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Feb 27, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) and forward DeMarre Carroll (5) and guard Kyle Korver (26) and center Al Horford (15) and guard Jeff Teague (0) pose with cheerleaders and the player of the month trophy before a game against the Orlando Magic at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Off Season Update-Southeast Division

Atlanta Hawks

ROOKIES:

FREE AGENTS SIGNED:

  • Paul Millsap – 3 years, $58M
  • Walter Tavares – multiple years (no deal details yet)
  • Justin Holiday 2 years undisclosed terms
  • Lamar Patterson  signed to unguaranteed contract (this holds them through training camp/preseason when decision will be made)
  • Terran Petteway  signed to unguaranteed contract (this holds them through training camp/preseason when decision will be made)

Paul Millsap signs new deal with Atlanta Hawks, but sad to see pal DeMarre Carroll go http://t.co/tmOg2qCZoM via @spinph

— SPIN.ph (@spinph) July 10, 2015

TRADED TO HAWKS:

TRADED FROM HAWKS:

FREE AGENTS UN-SIGNED:

FREE AGENTS LOST:

WAIVED:

 BIG MOVE:

With the loss of DeMarre Carroll and Monta Ellis selecting Indiana now the focus will be on reviewing the next level down of small forwards. Carroll brought a ton to the table with his perimeter defense and during the playoffs he was the Hawks most consistent performer. For the Hawks to retain Paul Millsap was huge as losing both free agent starters would have really hurt them.

Since they were able to add some size with Tim Hardaway Jr in the trade draft night and via Tiago Splitter they aren’t in bad shape, but they will definitely need a small forward unless they plan on playing Millsap there with Horford in his natural power forward role.

The team known as San Antonio East prided themselves on playing “team ball” with a focus on pushing the pace, utilizing multiple passes and transition baskets. Though it’s reasonable to understand why they wouldn’t want to mess with their chemistry after claiming first in the East it still feels like they didn’t do enough. There are a number of players the Hawks signed and perhaps like the Spurs we’ll end up saying oh, I get it, but for hnow if feels like at least 4 teams inteh East did more to improve.

Next: Hornets Reshuffle Entire Deck

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