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Jul 20 2016

Walter Tavares

Update: N/A

Analysis: The 7-foot-3 center connected on nearly 64 percent of his field goals, while grabbing at least seven rebounds in five of the Hawks' six games. While his massive size is intriguing, it remains somewhat unclear as to how far away Tavares is from truly contributing at the NBA level. Last season, Tavares appeared in only 11 games, spending most of the year in the D-League, where he put up 9.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in 21.6 minutes per game.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 15 2016

Lamar Patterson

Update: N/A

Analysis: Patterson was released by the Hawks after not being seen as a fit on their roster in his rookie season, and now the shooting guard will join a fairly crowded Sacramento backcourt till at least training camp. With the likes of Arron Afflalo, Ben Mclemore and rookie Malachi Richardson all in place at the shooting guard position, there's a good chance Patterson's stay in Sacramento could be a short one.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 14 2016

Mike Scott

Update: N/A

Analysis: The team had until July 9 to waive Scott if it didn't want to be on the hook for his contract, but at that price, the 6-foot-8 forward looks like a bargain with the salary cap rising earlier this month. Scott, who will hit free agency next summer, averaged 6.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 15.3 minutes per game over 73 appearances in 2015-16, and figures to see similar court time during the upcoming campaign.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 02 2016

Al Horford

Update: N/A

Analysis: Horford was one of the leagues most coveted free agents and had several teams vying for his services. He was an All-Star in 2016, and will be a large and immediate upgrade to the Celtics' front court. Horford averaged 15.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.5 blocks, while shooting 51 percent in 32.1 minutes per game last season with the Hawks.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 22 2016

Dennis Schroder

Update: N/A

Analysis: The Hawks had been entertaining offers for both Teague and Schroder dating back to this past season's trade deadline, but ended up holding on to both point guards in anticipation of a deep postseason run. The team ultimately got bounced by the Cavaliers in a four-game sweep during the second round of the playoffs, and could be looking to reconfigure their roster with Teague now out of town and Al Horford potentially departing as a free agent this summer. While Schroder could have less talent around him next season, the fact that his path to playing time is now unimpeded should result in a healthy surge in his counting stats. Per 36 minutes last season, Schroder averaged an impressive 19.5 points, 7.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 three-pointers and 1.6 steals a game.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 22 2016

Jeff Teague

Update: N/A

Analysis: The Pacers will send George Hill to the Jazz in the trade, while the Hawks will acquire the 12th overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft from Utah. With Dennis Schroder excelling in a reserve role last season and showing the Hawks that he's capable of taking the reins as the team's starting point guard, Teague became expendable and will open $8 million in cap space for the team. For his new team, Teague should claim Hill's spot in the starting lineup, but he doesn't figure to notice much of a boost in his 2015-16 averages of 15.7 points and 5.9 assists per game with the Pacers' offense running through high-volume All-Star Paul George. Nonetheless, the Pacers seem to view the 28-year-old a building block, as they plan to work on a contract extension with Teague before he becomes a free agent in 2017, according to Wojnarowski. Teague was hampered by a torn patellar tendon last season, but he should be fully healthy by the time training camp begins in the fall.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Jun 13 2016

Tiago Splitter

Update: N/A

Analysis: Splitter underwent season-ending hip surgery in late February, and his initial recovery timeline was eight months. He's already started jogging and doing some on-court work, so it appears there's a growing possibility he might be able to partake in training camp. If that's the case, the Hawks could enter the upcoming campaign with more depth down low than anticipated.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Jun 09 2016

Jeff Teague

Update: N/A

Analysis: Teague claims that he was hampered all season, and he pulled it off without hurting his stock. He somehow still averaged 15.7 points, 6.0 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 29 minutes per game, which are all very similar numbers to his 2014-15 season averages. The point guard also mentioned that he's had the injury taken care of since the end of the season, so he should be expected to open 2016-17 at full strength.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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May 09 2016

Thabo Sefolosha

Update: N/A

Analysis: Sefolosha's second straight start of the series went much better than his first, as he surprisingly finished as the Hawks' third-leading scorer on the day. The 32-year-old is a valuable rotation piece for his work on the defensive end, but scoring outings like Sunday are fairly rare for him. He'll conclude the postseason with averages of 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and one steal across 20.2 minutes in 10 appearances.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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May 08 2016

Paul Millsap

Update: N/A

Analysis: The All-Star made a solid effort to take the ball inside and get to the foul line, but his measly 12 shot attempts were likely fewer than Atlanta would have liked from their top scorer. Millsap averaged a versatile 17.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.5 steals per game versus the Cavs and should be a sought-after fantasy asset once again in 2016/17.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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