May 30, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) wipes his face during a game against the Miami Heat in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks Rumors: Greg Monroe, Lance Stephenson could be targets


The Atlanta Hawks are looking to get back to the postseason following an amazing season which saw them not only somehow make the playoffs but nearly knock off the No. 1 seeded Indiana Pacers.

Atlanta may be targeting one of those Pacers players now as Lance Stephenson is a possible target for the Hawks to go after in free agency, along with Detroit Pistons restricted big man Greg Monroe.

According to NBA scribe Chuck Myron, the Hawks could be a destination for Greg Monroe and possibly even Lance Stephenson, although the team’s desire to take on Monroe is significantly higher.

They definitely want Monroe, and Stephenson remains a possibility, although I don’t think they’re nearly as high on him. That might be a team that submits a claim on Boozer if the Bulls amnesty him, by the way.

The Hawks make sense for a lot of free agents but they dont’ seem willing to be big spenders to land them. For instance, they had a chance to land Luol Deng at $10 million a year but decided to lowball him instead. That’s something that maybe was right for Deng but the Hawks will have to spend on someone if they want to lure a top player remaining to a team that really has no promise of postseaosn glory.

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