5 Bold Predictions for the Atlanta Hawks’ 2014 Offseason

5 Bold Predictions for the Atlanta Hawks' 2014 Offseason

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The Atlanta Hawks limped into the playoffs and gave a huge scare to the top-seeded Indiana Pacers in the first round. So, what moves will the Hawks make in the offseason for a playoff encore? Let's find out.

5. Send Lou Williams Packing

Lou Williams, Atlanta Hawks
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5. Send Lou Williams Packing

Lou Williams, Atlanta Hawks
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Lou Williams has had his spurts as a member of the Hawks, but he has not been a good fit for the team, and his erratic play is not what this young team needs. The Hawks will listen to trade offers for the inconsistent, but talented guard.

4. Begin Contract Extension Talks With Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks
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4. Begin Contract Extension Talks With Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks
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Although Jeff Teague has two more years left on his contract, it would be wise for the Hawks to begin negotiations with the star point guard on a nice contract extension. The Hawks cannot afford to let him walk.

3. Extend Paul Millsap's Contract

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3. Extend Paul Millsap's Contract

Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks
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Another player the Hwaks can ill afford to lose is Paul Millsap, who was the saving grace for the Hawks last season. The Hawks will come to terms wilt Millsap this offseason.

2. Sign Danny Granger

Danny Granger, Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks
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2. Sign Danny Granger

Danny Granger, Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks
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The Hawks need consistent scoring on the wing, and Danny Granger can provide that scoring. The Hawks will sign Granger to a mid-level contract and will flourish with the Hawks.

1. Trade Al Horford

Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
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1. Trade Al Horford

Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
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When healthy, Al Horford is one of the top big men in the game. The problem is that he has been unable to stay healthy, and this is becoming a burden for the Hawks. Atlanta will trade Horford this offseason for better pieces to go around Millsap and Teague.

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