Housekeeping Note As Free Agency Begins

Wednesday, July 8, 2009
By Micah Hart

It’s been quiet on the blog front for the last week, now that the NBA Draft is over and things have settled down a bit from the trade for Jamal Crawford.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions in the comments and on the ole’ twitter feed about where the Hawks stand in regards to free agency, in terms of re-signing their own guys and perhaps going after any new players as well.

Just to let you know, I’m not ignoring any of the news that’s out there – we just can’t comment on anything until it’s official. So, as soon as any potential deals get all the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed, I’ll be sure to let you know.

Today is the first day we can make anything official, so hopefully we’ll have news to share in the very near future.

One other note – the official salary cap numbers came in last night, and the official cap for the coming season is $57.7 million, with the luxury tax set at $69.92 million. That’s down about a million from last year, when the cap came in at $58.68 ( with the luxury tax at $71.15).

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One Response to “Housekeeping Note As Free Agency Begins”

  1. Stan Williams

    Here’s how the Hawks should approach the offseason. First of all they did the right thing by deciding not to retain the services of Coach Woodson. Next coach: Avery Johnson. HIRE. THE. MAN. He preaches DEFENSE something my Hawks were not consistent at and with their talent that was inexcusable. Then let’s get a low post presence maybe Chris Bosh. Think about packaging Mike Bibby, Marvin Williams in a draft day trade or a sign and trade with Joe Johnson to move up in the draft. Josh Smith, Al Horford and Jamaal Crawford are keepers. Build around them.