Ranking Atlanta Hawks’ top 11 trade assets heading into the offseason

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5. Bogdan Bogdanovic

As somewhat of a surprise, the Atlanta Hawks signed Bogdan Bogdanovic to a four-year extension earlier this season. With trade rumors swirling around Bogdanovic, the Hawks elected to double down on the valued combo guard. I think there are a couple of things we can read between the lines when it comes to this extension, but perhaps the most important is the fact that Atlanta needed to keep Bogdanovic around just in case they decide to make a big move this offseason.

No matter what happens, Bogdanovic will be on the roster and would offer the Hawks a “normalizer,” or they could use his totally affordable contract as trade bait. Over the next three seasons, Bogdanovic is due less than $20 million and he has a team option for a fourth year.

Bogdanovic averaged 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists on 45 percent shooting from the field and 41 percent shooting from 3-point range this past season. He continues to be a valuable and reliable player off the bench for the Hawks. He’s the exact type of player that would be a great fit on any team. That’s an excellent trade asset to have in your back pocket.