Atlanta Hawks: Mid-season grades for all the offseason signings

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The Atlanta Hawks had an incredibly busy offseason. They signed some incredible veteran talent to supplement the young core they have. Some of the signings appeared to be insurance policies like signing Danilo Gallinari in case John Collins decided to leave in the next free agency.

The Hawks were also able to pounce on the opportunity presented by the bungle between the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings. If you remember they had a sign-and-trade agreement that involved Bogdan Bogdanovic before he was able to be re-signed.

They also made a smart salary-saving trade where they sent Dewayne Dedmon to the Detroit Pistons for Tony Snell amongst other moves. Not that the season is half over, it is time to look back at the offseason signings and grade them.

Atlanta Hawks offseason signing grade No.1) Kris  Dunn.

One of the most exciting offseason signing for the Hawks was point guard Kris Dunn. Originally selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dunn was traded to the Chicago Bulls with Zach LaVine and Lauri Markannen for Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton.

In the three years he played for the Bulls, Dunn made a name for himself as one of the best defensive point guards in the entire league. He was meant to be able to guard the opposition’s better backcourt player, leaving Trae Young to have a bit of a rest on defense.

Unfortunately, Dunn had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle at the start of the season and still is yet to hit the floor for the Hawks. This means that a quarter of the way through his contract, Dunn has not been able to deliver anything for the Hawks.

Offseason signing grade: F