Bogdan Bogdanovic‘s lingering knee issue will likely prevent the Hawks wing from participating with the Serbian National Team in the EuroBasket tournament during September, according to MozzartSport.com (hat tip to Eurohoops.net). Bogdanovic, who was limited to 63 regular-season games, played through the pain in the first round of the playoffs, and MozzartSport’s report suggests offseason surgery is a possibility.
We have more on the Hawks:
- Atlanta took a look at six draft prospects on Monday, Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com tweets. That group included Kofi Cockburn (Illinois), AJ Green (Northern Iowa), Jordan Hall (St. Joe’s), Tyrese Martin (UConn), Baylor Scheierman (South Dakota State/Creighton Commit) and Jaylin Williams (Arkansas). Most are considered marginal second-round prospects.
- Trae Young is the lone untouchable on the roster, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic writes as he breaks down the rest of Atlanta’s assets into trade tiers. The Hawks’ list of “splashy trade pieces” includes John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Onyeka Okongwu and all the first-round picks they own.
- In case you missed it, the Hawks are one of the teams that have been linked to unrestricted free agent Zach LaVine.