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August 11, 2014 Updates

Williams gives the Raptors another weapon in their already-deep backcourt, which also features Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Greivis Vazquez. When healthy, Williams has been one of the league’s best sixth men and he’s looking forward to bringing energy and instant offense off of the Toronto bench. He believes he fits in better with the Raptors than he did with the Hawks and head coach Mike Budenholzer. “I was actually in L.A. [when the trade happened] – I was in L.A. working out and at the same time having some quiet time with my family,” Williams told Basketball Insiders. “So I was out in L.A. and Danny Ferry gave me a call and said they were exploring some options. He didn’t want me to be blindsided. About three days later, I got traded to Toronto. Basketball Insiders

“I am excited to a part of a young core, I am excited be on a team that wants me, that has a high expectation level for me. My time here in Atlanta, I realized that they were going in a direction that probably didn’t fit my style of play and I probably didn’t fit Coach Bud’s style of play. I’m a guy that needs the ball to be effective and they really didn’t need that from me. They were building a different core of a basketball team. I felt like it worked out for both sides, they got some talented guys in making moves this offseason and I feel great about the fit that I’m in.” Basketball Insiders

August 1, 2014 Updates

Wojnarowski also told Mukendi Jr. that the teams that discussed a sign-and-trade for Monroe have since moved on, unable to reach a deal: They’ve talked with Atlanta, I believe they talked with Phoenix for a while. Portland had some interest early on, but those teams moved on. They could have signed Monroe to an offer sheet but Detroit would have likely matched it. HawksHoop.com

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Eric Pincus: Jeff Teague technically can block any Atlanta trades (ones that aren't happening mind you) until 7/13/14. Teague signed an offer sheet last year with the Bucks - Hawks matched - giving him 1 year no-trade clause - about to expire @BBallInsiders Twitter @EricPincus

The Hawks intend to waive John Salmons Thursday, according to a person familiar with the situation. However, the team is currently exploring all options before making a move. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 7, 2014 Updates

Ken Berger: Cavs engaged Hawks in trade talks about a week ago, source says. Clearing Jack's $6.3m salary is key to opening max slot for LeBron. Twitter @KBergCBS

July 4, 2014 Updates

A sign-and-trade for Deng that would send him to the Los Angeles Clippers also has been discussed, although it appears the Clippers' steep asking price on a possible return is likely too high. The Miami Heat also have serious interest, but if LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh ultimately re-sign, it remains to be seen if they will be willing to pay what it might take to add Deng. He could be a possibility if James signs elsewhere as well. USA Today Sports

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June 27, 2014 Updates

The forward-heavy Bucks used two of their second-round picks on forwards and traded their third. After taking Jabari Parker with the No. 2 overall pick Thursday night in the NBA draft, the Bucks selected another 19-year-old player, 6-foot-8 small forward Damien Inglis, with the first pick in the second round, 31st overall. They followed up with 6-9 LSU forward Johnny O'Bryant III with the 36th pick and Pittsburgh shooting guard Lamar Patterson with the 48th pick. The Bucks then traded Patterson to the Atlanta Hawks and will receive a 2015 second-round pick from Brooklyn. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

June 24, 2014 Updates

However, the Hawks are also not completely sold on Jeff Teague and could explore the market for him this summer. That's led them to take long looks at both Shabazz Napier and Payton at No. 15 if something materializes in the next few days. Napier, especially, seems to have gained momentum in workouts the past few weeks, and sources say he's moved into a strong possibility in Atlanta. ESPN.com

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