New general manager Danny Ferry's roster-reformation project in Atlanta was a surprise venture no one saw coming.
Hiring Ferry, while considered a solid move by most, wasn't exactly viewed as the franchise-shifting move it has turned out to be. Ferry is nothing like his immediate predecessor, Rick Sund, who has been a career caretaker throughout his near four decades in the league.
Ferry has proved to be the gambler no one saw coming when the Hawks surprised the basketball world four days before the June draft and pirated Ferry away from the clutches of the Philadelphia 76ers, who were also in talks with him about becoming their general manager.
He purged the roster of some of the worst contracts on the books and revamped it with a bucket list of shooters (Lou Williams, Kyle Korver, Anthony Morrow and rookie John Jenkins) to play off of Josh Smith and Al Horford.
Speaking of Smith, the one player most pundits expected the Hawks to shop this summer, he appears to be one the franc...