Atlanta Hawks: Kris Dunn is currently the only failed offseason move

Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Hawks had a really busy offseason. They added Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Rajon Rondo, Tony Snell, Solomon Hill, Onyeka Okongwu, Nathan Knight, and Skylar Mays. Every single one of these moves has turned into a success with the exception of Kris Dunn.

Even Rondo, who played like trash for the Hawks, was a success because the Hawks flipped him at the trade deadline for Lou Williams who has been tremendous for the team. Gallinari, Bogdanovic, Hill, and Okongwu have all flourished under McMillan, giving the team great production.

Knight and Mays are developing in a season where there is no G-League, producing solid two-way numbers when they are able to get court time. Snell is leading the league in 3-point percentage and is defending at his usual high level. This leaves Dunn as the only failed offseason move.

Why the Atlanta Hawks offseason signing of Kris Dunn has been a failure.

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To put it simply, Dunn has not hit the court this season. He was ready to go before he suffered an ankle injury just prior to the season which required surgery. That was four months ago and Dunn has reportedly progressed but has still not logged a minute of playing time.

During the game against the Miami Heat, announcer Bob Rathbun said that he had seen Dunn working out and looked close to a return. He also said that he had no information from the team and it was just a personal assessment.

If the Hawks were to get Dunn back with a month left in the season, they could get him up to speed on their systems, both offensively and defensively. This would then give them another option to deploy in the playoffs to help their defense.

This would mean that of the nine moves the Hawks made this offseason, none of them would be considered a failure and the Hawks would be a playoff team. Nate McMillan would also have to be in the running for coach of the year and Travis Schlenk for executive of the year.

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