So the trade deadline passes, with the Hawks this time standing pat, as opposed to last year’s game-changing move.
While we don’t, and likely never will know what conversations ensued between Sund and the representatives of other teams, we kind of have to assume that some did take place. And likely, none of them were enticing enough for a trigger to be pulled. So, was that a good thing, or a bad thing? One view says that the Hawks needed to add another veteran big man. Another says that this roster is set, and needs no further re-tooling, as this team has shown itself capable of holding down the 4th best spot in the Eastern Conference standings through the first 54 games of the season. With a flurry of moves elsewhere, including East-West swaps, it’s not easy to tell if this was the best non-move to make or not. Then again, one would have to know what offers or ideas came up to better judge the lack of action. Either way, the season, like the trade deadline, passes on. As it