5 Hawks who won’t be on the roster beyond the trade deadline

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4. Saddiq Bey

Bey is also in the final year of his rookie contract and extension extension-eligible. The Hawks gave up five second-round picks to acquire him at last season’s trade deadline, and his shooting efficiency improved drastically in his 25 games in Atlanta as his minutes decreased to a career-low 25.2 per game. The Hawks have several options on the wing and someone could become expendable.

If a team is searching for young talent as part of a larger package, Bey could be the Hawk who gets dealt. The franchise has high expectations for Jalen Johnson, A.J. Griffin, and Kobe Bufkin, who were their first-round picks over the last three years. Quin Snyder hopes to develop all three into key pieces of their rotation.

Saddiq Bey will get a new contract by next summer. The Atlanta Hawks would love to keep him, but won’t massively overpay to do it. If they are far apart on extension talks, Bey could be shopped at the deadline. Atlanta may not recoup the draft capital they gave up, but he could be used in a larger package to upgrade the roster.

Onyeka Okongwu and Saddiq Bey are question marks because of their future contract status, but the other three players on this list could be dealt as the team looks to move on from their current deals.