Hawks Sign Bogdan Bogdanovic

Ruben Hill
November 27, 2020

The Hawks offseason has been remarkable, being able to sign multiple free agents to improve their starting line-up and rotation.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Hawks have signed Bogdan Bogdanovic to a four-year, $72 million deal.

Wojnarowski further adds in his report, that the Kings did ponder over matching the offer but instead, chose to go with new General Manager Monte McNair's plan to maintain roster flexibility, something matching Bogdanovic's offer wouldn't have given them.

Sacramento made the decision to decline with their eyes on keeping core players such as De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield in the fold for the long-term.

Kings management brought the decision down to the last minute Wednesday before ultimately letting the 28-year-old walk.

Bogdanovic, who got his first National Basketball Association opportunity with Sacramento in 2018, took over social media to thank the Kings fans' for their support over the last couple of years. "Thank you to the fans and the city for welcoming me, and supporting me the whole time!"

For Atlanta general manager Travis Schlenk, it was a shrewd bet to overpay market value on Bogdanovic.

Some questions surrounded the Hawks and how they would shape the roster heading into the new season.

"It's no secret that one of our biggest areas of focus in free agency was adding shooting and quality depth. With Bogdan as part of our incoming group, we feel those are now areas of strength".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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