Michael Cunningham and Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal Constitution each have new articles up today, detailing the Hawks' past, present, or future plans. There are plenty of interesting tidbits in each piece, so let's round up a few of the highlights....
- Hawks GM Danny Ferry would like to add another wing to the roster, if possible, as he tells Cunningham: "I would say probably a wing that can compete defensively at a high level would be a good thing to be able to add at some point."
- Ferry, however, cautions that any free agent signing may have to accept a non-guaranteed contract to allow the Hawks to maintain roster flexibility. "Being locked into 15 [guaranteed contracts] is generally not ideal," Ferry said.
- As of September 11th, the Hawks are allowed to trade Devin Harris and the players involved in the Joe Johnson haul in deals that aggregate their salaries. Cunningham says he wouldn't be surprised to see Ferry make another trade to "reconfigure Atlanta's unbalanced roster."
- Ferry kicked the tires on a major trade possibility, engaging the Magic in trade talks involving Dwight Howard, according to Schultz. But the GM says Orlando was apprehensive about dealing Howard to a division rival.