Hawks looking at options to create cap space, acquire draft picks

John and Hugh
February 05, 2019 - 11:50 am

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The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. ET. But will the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks make any moves?

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk told John and Hugh Tuesday that they'll weigh all options prior to Thursday's deadline.

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"We feel great about the process we're making in our development stage but at the trade deadline, ya know, we'll look at deals that are going to either create future cap space for us or deals that are going to acquire more future draft assets," the general manager said.

While he's extremely pleased with the strides his young Hawks team is making, Schlenk said if the opportunity to get better faster is there, he's going to take it.

"Hopefully, if we can make some more good selections in this draft, maybe add another free agent here or there, we could start to turn this thing around quicker than maybe we hoped," said Schlenk.