Five must have players for the Atlanta Hawks

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Now that the NBA draft has come and gone, the Atlanta Hawks are now focussed on changing their roster enough to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference. Looking back at the night, the Hawks selected two wings, AJ Griffin has the chance to change the Atlanta Hawks rotations” href=”” rel=””>AJ Griffin with the 16th pick and Tyrese Martin with the 51st pick.

Now that that part of the offseason is done, the Hawks have to move on to trying to trade their way to the top. A blockbuster trade involving John Collins was expected on the night but this never eventuated. It seems that the Hawks feel that Collins is their best path to obtaining a second star.

There has been a lot of talk since the Hawks’ early playoff exit that they are looking at Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and Ben Simmons among others. However, there has been a flood of rumors circulating recently about the Hawks being interested in San Antonio Spurs star Dejounte Murray.

The Atlanta Hawks have a frenzied summer coming up.

According to the NBA fanbase as a whole, they are going to need a complete roster overhaul. According to the Hawks front office, they need a targeted roster upgrade. The answer may lie somewhere in between.

To this end, here is a list of five players who the Hawks would be well-served to have on their roster next season. The question is, as it always is during a trade, are they prepared to give what it will take to land one of these stars. Let’s take a look