When does training camp start for the Atlanta Hawks?

Atlanta Hawks, Saddiq Bey. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Hawks, Saddiq Bey. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

Like most of the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks can open training camp no earlier than October 3, though players can report on October 2. Atlanta’s first preseason game will be on October 10 when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers while the regular season tips off on October 25.

Not every team has to wait until October 3. The two teams that will play preseason games outside of North America will open training camp on September 27. They are the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves who will face off in Abu Dhabi on October 5 and 7. Dallas will also face Real Madrid in Madrid, Spain on October 10.

Fans can find Atlanta’s full preseason, regular season, and in-season tournament schedule here.

Storylines to watch during Atlanta Hawks training camp

The offseason is chugging along with training camp now just weeks away instead of months. Things are quiet now but the Hawks had as much buzz surrounding them as any team, both from the moves they made and those that they did not.

They finally parted with big man John Collins, trading him to the Utah Jazz. The move cleared cap space but also left a void at power forward that remains open.

Will the Hawks follow through on their pursuit of Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam? As enticing as that may be – and the persistent rumors suggest it is – the Hawks don’t have to look outside to fill Collins’ vacated minutes. They already have Saddiq Bey and Jalen Johnson on hand.

Both showed good things down the stretch under head coach Quin Snyder.

That has not prevented the Hawks from pursuing a clear and obvious upgrade in Siakam, though. And there is a chance things pick up by the trade deadline in February if not once teams convene for training camp.

The front office is said to be content to enter the season with the roster as it is currently constructed. But there have also been trade rumors surrounding Clint Capela and De’Andre Hunter this offseason as both begin contract extensions that were given to them by the previous head of the Hawks’ front office, former team president Travis Schlenk.

All of this is shaping up for what could be an eventful training camp and start to the 2023-24 season.

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This season does not project to be as tumultuous as last season with all of the changes the Hawks went through. The potential trade for Siakam does loom large but, until that happens, we cannot presume it will.