With free agency in full swing, the Hawks saw their first two players of the 2020-21 squad sign deals elsewhere. Undrafted free agent stretch-forward Nathan Knight signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Knight will get a chance to play in Minnesota for the NBA team as well as their G-League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves. Knight averaged 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds on 37% shooting for the Hawks this past season. He will compete with Jake Layman and Jarred Vanderbilt for spots at the end of the Timberwolves bench.
The Hawks also saw Tony Snell leave town and head to Portland. This will be the eight-year veteran’s fifth team as he will look to provide some consistent outside shooting for the Trailblazers. Snell famously finished last season with the first-ever 50/50/100 shooting line, and he’ll take that talent to the West Coast to try and help Damian Lillard finally get to the NBA Finals.