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Atlanta Hawks: Gorgui Dieng adds deep range and shot blocking to bench

Apr 28, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Gorgui Dieng (7) defends Miami Heat guard Giran Dragic (7) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks didn’t dawdle while awaiting a decision on restricted free agent John Collins or with the impending max contract extension for Trae Young. General Manager Travis Schlenk was clear what type of player he was looking for to strengthen the depth behind Clint Capela and we expanded the criteria after it was announced Onyeka Okongwu would be out until January.