Atlanta Hawks: 3 centers to avoid in free agency

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Centers for the Atlanta Hawks to avoid during free agency No. 3) Frank Kaminsky

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After being selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth pick in the 2015 draft, Frank Kaminsky spent four seasons with the franchise. He then was signed to a single-season deal with the Phoenix Suns in the 2019-20 season. The Suns then let him walk to the Sacramento Kings where he was waived prior to the season starting.

Still, most players who are 7’0″ tall and can space the floor tend to get a contract, even if it is at the end of the bench. The Suns called again and Kaminsky played this season with the resurgent franchise, though he played in only 47 games.

The problem was when Kaminsky needed to use his size and help the Suns out after Dario Saric went down with his season-ending injury in the finals, Kaminsky was not able to cut it. He only played two games after the injury, and while he averaged 6.0 points per game, his defense was non-existent.

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This has been the problem with Kaminsky’s game since he entered the league. If he could defend then he would be able to stay on the court for longer periods. He is a career 34.8 percent shooter from beyond the arc, but again, his skill set is already covered by Gallinari