The Atlanta Hawks have a ton of cap space this summer, with Louis Williams, John Jenkins and Al Horford being the only three players that are guaranteed a contract. The team’s starting point guard, Jeff Teague, is a restricted free agent, but the Hawks have not yet made a decision on whether he will be back with the team next season, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
On whether the team has, or plans, to make offers to restricted free agents Jeff Teague and Ivan Johnson: “Nothing to really say about it,” Ferry said. “We are focused on the draft right now obviously. Our roster and our team decisions will unfold after that but certainly we value the guys we had on our roster last year. We’ll look at all the opportunities that are out there for us going forward as well.”
The Hawks remain hopeful that they can lure the likes of Dwight Howard or Chris Paul in free agency, but Atlanta does not seem to be the preferred option for either of the superstar free agents.
Unless the Hawks somehow manage to sign Paul, the team will probably hold onto Teague, who is coming off the best season of his career. Despite having a tendency to play a passive game, Teague averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game in 2012-13.