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What I Would Do As The Atlanta Hawks GM.. 2024 Offseason Plan


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+9 players ($52.0m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact + $1.5M

+2  Wins

+66.87  MPG

-2.74  Off.

-1.09  Def.



+1 pick,
Cap Impact - $9.8M

+ 0  Wins

-14.12  MPG

-0.19  Off.

+0.72  Def.



+2 players ($47.8m),
Cap Impact + $543K

+3  Wins

+8.79  MPG

+2.74  Off.

-0.98  Def.



+2 players ($15.1m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $5.2M

-2  Wins

-1.49  MPG

-2.37  Off.

-0.59  Def.



+1 player ($21.7m),
Cap Impact + $21.6M

+1  Wins

+28.41  MPG

-0.80  Off.

-0.54  Def.

Comment Opinions Please. Are The Trades Fair? What Would You Do Differently? Don’t Forget To Check Out The Free Agency Signings, Draft Picks, & Season Goals Down Below.

Financials(Before Moves)

Cut Candidates: Garrison Matthews & Bruno Fernando

Total Salary: $160.3M

Cap Space: -$19.3M

Trade Candidates: Dejounte Murray, AJ Griffin, & Clint Capela

TE’s: $23M

FA’s: Seth Lundy, Wesley Matthews, Saddiq Bey

Targets: Alexandre Sarr, 3&D SG, All Star Caliber SF, & Backup PG/PF


  1. Dejounte Murray & Clint Capela to the Pelicans for Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr, & 2025 1st

  2. AJ Griffin, Larry Nance Jr, & 2025 NOP 1st to the Bulls for Alex Caruso

  3. Deandre Hunter to the Pistons for 2028/29 NYK 2nds

  4. 2025 MIN 2nd to the Wolves for Monte Morris in a Sign & Trade Worth 3yrs $21M(TO Last Year)

Edit: I'm not sure why I did a sign & trade for Monte Morris here. Brain fart. The Hawks can just sign him to that money using the MLE. $6M to Roco, $6M to Monte.

  1. Kobe Bufkin to the Raptors for 2026/27 2nds

NBA Draft

  1. Select C Alexandre Sarr With #1 Pick: Projected Salary - $12.6M

Free Agency

  1. Resign SF Saddiq Bey to a Three Year Contract Worth $33M(10-11-12)

  2. Sign PF Robert Covington to a Two Year Contract Worth $12M(6-6[TO]) Using the MLE

  3. Sign PG Cam Payne, SG Javonte Green, SF Doug McDermott, & C JaVale McGee to One Year Contracts Worth the Minimum

  4. Extend SG Alex Caruso to a Four Year Contract Worth $62M(14-15-16-17)

  5. Extend SF Brandon Ingram to a Four Year Contract Worth $164M(38-40-42-44)

  6. Extend PF Jalen Johnson to a Four Year Contract Worth $100M(22-24-26-28)

Financials(After Moves)

Total Salary: $170M

Luxury Tax: $2M Under

First Apron: $9M Under

Second Apron: $20M Under

Ideal Starting Lineup:

Trae Young, Alex Caruso, Brandon Ingram, Jalen Johnson, & Alexandre Sarr

Backup Five:

Monte Morris, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Saddiq Bey, Robert Covington, & Onyeka Okongwu

Rest of Bench:

Cam Payne, Javonte Green, Doug McDermott, Mouhamed Gueye, & JaVale McGee

2024 Season Goals

  1. Trae Young returns to 2021-22 form; averaging 28, 10, & 3 while being an All Star once again. Brandon Ingram also plays well enough to become an All Star; averaging 24, 6, & 6 on 39% shooting from deep(6 attempts per game).

  2. Alexandre Sarr wins ROTY by a landslide; averaging 18, 10, & 3. Alex Caruso finishes Top 3 in DPOY voting & gets First Team All NBA Defense. Bogdan Bogdanovic finishes Top 5 in 6MOTY voting.

  3. The Hawks end the 2024-25 season as a Top 3 seed and make it to the eastern conference finals.