NBA Free Agency is upon us.
Beginning on July 1 at 12:01 a.m., teams are allowed to contact free agents and work on deals. They cannot sign a new deal until July 7, when the moratorium period ends.
Last year, the Hawks lost starting forward Al Horford in free agency to the Boston Celtics. This year, another starter could be on the way out, Paul Millsap. But the Hawks aren't working as hard to keep him.
Other free agents that were on the Hawks last season include Tim Hardaway Jr. (restricted), Mike Muscala (unrestricted), Ersan Ilyasova (unrestricted), Thabo Sefolosha (unrestricted), Kris Humphries (unrestricted), and Jose Calderon (unrestricted)
Here are the latest updates:
After a long quiet day with little movement related to the Hawks, late on Sunday it was reported by The Vertical that Paul Millsap reached a three-year, $90 million deal with the Denver Nuggets. 11Alive news partner USA TODAY Sports confirmed the deal.
Millsap is the last starter from the 2014-15 60-win season to leave Atlanta. Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague, Al Horford and DeMarre Carroll were the other regular starts that season for the Hawks.
Pont guard Jose Calderon signed a 1-year minimum deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to The Vertical. His agency, Priority Sports, confirmed it on Twitter. Calderon played 17 games with Atlanta last season.
NBATV's David Aldridge reports that the Hawks are the biggest suitor for Bojan Bogdanovic. Last season, Bogdanovic averaged 12.7 points per game in 23 minutes. He shot 45.7 percent from the field. He also played for the Brooklyn Nets last season.
Quiet start for the Hawks. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Tweeted that the Denver Nuggets would be meeting with Paul Millsap in Atlanta. Nuggets' Josh Kroenke, Tim Connelly and Michael Malone along with Gary Harris will be at the meeting, according to Wojnarowski.
Millsap was going to meet with the Suns this weekend, put Wojnarowski reported that they stopped their pursuit. NBA TV's David Aldridge reports
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The Hawks requested waivers on Mike Dunleavy, the team announced, meaning he's on the way out. The Hawks acquired Dunleavy through a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season that sent Kyle Korver to Cleveland. Dunleavy averaged 5.6 points per game, 2.3 rebounds and an assist in 15.8 minutes.
Dunleavy had $5.2 million left on his contract for the 2017-18 season. Dunleavy now becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Multiple reports stated Millsap would meet with the Phoenix Suns over the weekend. The Suns are also reportedly interested in meeting with Blake Griffin, an unrestricted free agent at the same position. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that the Hawks have received interest from teams for a sign-and-trade involving Millsap.
Hawks traded forward Ryan Kelly to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations. Kelly appeared in 16 games for the Hawks last season, and he has been signed and waived multiple times by the team.
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