The Hawks have one more roster spot available, and according to Travis Schlenk, they may use it on a big man. The Hawks general manager joined 92.9 The Game this afternoon and had this to say regarding the remainder of free agency.
"…If I was to say we’re going to sign a particular type of player right now, it might be a big to balance our roster out.”
— Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) August 9, 2021
Expect the Hawks to bring in another body to compete for a roster spot in the coming days, meaning the Paul Millsap dream is not dead.
The former Hawk had the best years of his career in Atlanta, which he parlayed into a three-year, $90 million contract with the Nuggets. After spending four seasons in Denver, he’s officially looking for a new home, and he reportedly has interest in returning to the Hawks.
For several reasons, Millsap coming back to Atlanta makes a lot of sense. He fills the Hawks only need remaining on the roster, which is frontcourt depth; he’s a perfect candidate for the mid-level exception, which is all the Hawks can offer outside of the veteran minimum, and his years of playoff experience will only help this young team as they aim to compete for a championship. I know Schlenk has his eyes on a few players, and perhaps he feels there is a better fit than Millsap, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Anchorman donned a Hawks jersey during the 2021-2022 season.