Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The Atlanta Hawks plan on being big spenders this offseason with the ton of salary cap room the will have heading into free agency. But they may have just shot themselves in the foot due to an overzealous ticket-sales department that sent out emails mentioning two high-priced free agent names that happen to be the biggest targets this summer. Everybody around the NBA suspects that Hawks to offer huge deals to both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, in hopes of creating a dynamic duo in Atlanta. Their two styles of play are actually perfect for one another, and both don’t seem too enamored with where they are currently playing. But a tampering charge appears to be on its way for the Hawks, as the ticket-sales department mentioned both Paul and Howard in emails, according to the AJC. Hawks president Bob Williams later issued a statement in regards to the incident, in hopes of deflecting the situation: “The letter that has been referred to was written by one of our season-ticket reps of his own volition. While certainly he is a member of our business staff, his specific reference clearly does not represent how our basketball operations or our business staff [...]
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