12 Potential Targets in Free Agency for Atlanta Hawks

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 21: Jabari Parker
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 21: Jabari Parker /
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PORTLAND, OR – MARCH 12: Ed Davis /

Ed Davis

Ed Davis is one of the few players who does not match this list’s youth restrictions. Though many of these players are still learning the game and figuring out their role within it, Davis is fairly set with his role in the league – but a valuable role it is.

For the Blazers, Davis is a fearsome rebounder, eschewing scoring and other areas to focus solely on crashing the glass. The results have been staggering as well, as Davis is a complete vacuum on the boards: clocking in at a 13.9 offensive rebound percentage (5th in the league), a 28.6 defensive rebound percentage (12th in the league) and a 21.3 total rebound percentage (7th in the league).

Though he doesn’t rank highly in rebounding totals or per-game rebounding, that is mostly due to his extremely limited minutes load. Though he has played in 76 games for Portland this season, he is only averaging 18.9 minutes per tilt.

On a Hawks team that needs rebounding in bad way (beyond the stellar offensive glasswork of rookie John Collins), Davis would be able to feast on the glass with ease.

As a 28-year-old unrestricted free agent with a limited offensive skill set, Davis will not be hottest commodity on this list, meaning Atlanta should be able to get him on the cheap – providing the team’s poor rebounding numbers (25th overall this season) with a much-needed boost.