Every trade the Hawks made prior to the deadline

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Hawks trade Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves for Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham

Nearly a month ago, the Hawks started the action by dealing Allen Crabbe to the Timberwolves for Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham. At the time, this seemed like a fantastic move, and it will be difficult ever to call it a bad one, considering they gave up nothing, but it’s taken some time for Jeff Teague to find his footing in Atlanta. Hopefully, that will change in the season’s second half.

Hawks complete four-team deal with the Rockets, Timberwolves, and Nuggets, landing them Clint Capela and Nene

Capela is the prized possession of the Hawks trade deadline. He will be an incredible addition to their defense in the paint, which has been non-existent for a few years now, while also cleaning the glass and catching lobs from Trae Young. Not to mention, Capela’s under contract at a reasonable rate for three more seasons, and it didn’t take much for the Hawks to land him. Atlanta had to give up the Nets lottery-protected selection, but with all the talented youth they already possess, it was worth it for a proven big-man that masks their most evident flaws. The Hawks waived Nene almost immediately.

Hawks trade Alex Len and Jabari Parker to the Kings for Dewayne Dedmon and two second-round picks

The Hawks didn’t stop acquiring frontcourt help after trading for Capela. The next day they brought back Dewayne Dedmon in a trade with the Kings that sent Jabari Parker and Alex Len — two players on expiring contracts (Parker has an opt-out clause at the end of the season). Atlanta also picked up two second-round picks. Dedmon may not be worth his contract to most teams, but his veteran presence has been dearly missed this season, and the Hawks have a boatload of cap space they probably won’t be able to use this offseason.

Hawks trade a top-55 protected second-round pick for Derrick Walton and $1.3 million in cash from the Clippers

This is essentially a nothing trade. The Hawks opened up a roster spot for the Clippers in exchange for cash. That top-55 protected pick is likely never to convey.

Hawks trade a protected-second round pick for Skal Labissiere and cash from the Trail Blazers

Think the Hawks were done trading for centers? Think again. In their final transaction of the trade season, the Hawks picked up PF/C Skal Labissiere from the Portland Trail Blazers, along with $2 million in cash. Labissiere hasn’t done much outside provide some reserve minutes thus far in his career. But he’s still young, and the Hawks may believe he could benefit from their system.


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