The Atlanta Hawks got yet another good grade on their offseason

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Atlanta Hawks fans will have to wait awhile for their favorite team to hit the court again. They’ll be heading to training camp in about six weeks and, as we found out on Tuesday, they’ll tip off their season by hosting Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. With the active part of the offseason over, many have begun to give out grades.

Much as they have as the offseason has played out, the Hawks have received yet another high mark for their moves.

Those moves included locking up Trae Young and John Collins, drafting Jalen Johnson and Sharife Cooper, and acquiring both Delon Wright and Gorgui Dieng in free agency. Lou Williams’ return just put a bow on a stacked team.

For the Atlanta Hawks, getting good marks has become the norm this offseason

More from Hawks News’s Colin Ward-Henninger went through and handed out his grades for the offseason. As we’ve alluded to, he was quite complimentary.

"“Atlanta essentially brought back the same roster that made an unexpected run to the conference finals last season, while adding a couple of promising rookies and locking up Young and Collins through 2026 and 2027, respectively. Swapping Dunn for Wright also gives Young a legitimate backup — something the Hawks have sorely needed. Johnson was considered a lottery talent but dropped due to a polarizing 13-game career at Duke. He could compete for minutes, but the Hawks are one of the deepest teams in the league and should have plenty of patience while he develops. Grade: A”"

The Hawks were one of six teams to receive an ‘A’ for their work this offseason. They join the Clippers, Knicks (whom they’ll face on Christmas day), Pistons, Rockets, and Warriors.

Only one team received a higher grade, the Heat, who got the only ‘A-plus’. They will be a formidable foe.

It’s all just more positive feedback for an organization that has had a steady run of it since turning their season around. So far the only real question anyone has had has been whether or not Johnson was in the best situation for him.

To that we’d say he’ll be just fine.

Perhaps the most promising thing being said about last season comes from the Hawks themselves who, almost to a man, have spoken on how much they want to prove that last season was no fluke.

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If there was a drawback to all of the good vibes being sent the Hawks way, it’s that we still have all of that time to wait before they take the court again.