Found April 07, 2013 on HoopStuff:
With Josh Smith and Jeff Teague free agents at the end of the year, the Atlanta Hawks will have an incredible amount of cap space. Josh Smith is leaving, but they are expected to resign Jeff Teague. So assuming everything goes to plan, the only players signed through this season will be All Star, Al Horford, Jeff Teague, elite bench scorer, Lou Williams and rookie shooting guard, John Jenkins. Assuming they resign Jeff Teague at around 8 million per year, they will only have 27 million dollars committed for next season, which is a little less than half of the salary cap. This means that the Hawks will have around 30 million dollars to spend. So how should Atlanta spend it? Well they have two major needs, an elite scorer on the wing and a true center, so they would be smart to start there. Elite Scoring Wing: When it comes to this particular group of free agents, only one player is a perfect fit, Tyreke Evans. His scoring may be down, but he is actually having arguably his best seaso...

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76ers free agency options, including Josh Smith and Al Jefferson made these ideas look a little better with an image slide show and stuff, so feel free to check it out there."Just as the Sixers must look toward the lottery, they must also focus on free agency. At this point it seems that Jrue Holiday is the only player who is a lock to be in the lineup next season. Thad Young, Evan Turner, and Spencer Hawes are all under contract...
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