The Hawks‘ list of potential general manager candidates continues to grow, with Zach Klein of Channel 2 Sports in Atlanta reporting that the club is interested in speaking with Nets executive Trajan Langdon about the opening. Langdon, who currently serves as an assistant GM in Brooklyn under Sean Marks, was identified by ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz earlier this year as a front office “prospect” to watch. However, league insiders told Arnovitz at the time that Langdon may still need a few seasons with the Nets before he becomes a legit candidate to run an NBA front office.
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As we wait to see if Atlanta gets the opportunity to talk to Langdon, let’s round up a few more notes and rumors out of the Southeast…
- The Hornets announced this week that standout point guard Kemba Walker underwent a “minor” arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. The team estimated that Walker would recover in about six weeks, so the procedure shouldn’t have any impact on his availability this fall.
- The Hawks interviewed 12 prospects at this year’s NBA draft combine in Chicago, and Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the full list of names. Vivlamore adds that the Hawks have worked out Kyle Kuzma (Utah), Aaron Holiday (UCLA), Jaylen Adams (St. Bonaventure), and Angel Delgado (Seton Hall).
- If the Hawks want to maintain continuity, it will come at a cost, according to Bobby Marks of The Vertical, who previews the club’s offseason with a focus on the looming Paul Millsap decision.
- Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi will make nearly $30MM combined in 2017/18, but the Wizards may not have enough minutes to go around for both veteran centers. Candace Buckner of The Washington Post takes a closer look at the situation.