The waiting game is over for Atlanta as news came down late Tuesday from ESPN that the Sacramento Kings have declined to match the Hawks' offers for Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The Hawks submitted a reported four-year, $72 million offer sheet for the restricted free agent and the Kings were on the clock to match it to keep Bogdanovic. Now that Atlanta has its new shooting guard, the roster around young centerpieces Trae Young and John Collins are now suddenly more veteran and experienced.
Add Bogdanovic to a notable free-agent haul that includes Rajon Rondo, Solomon Hill, and Danilo Gallinari.
Bogdanovic was one of the best free-agent shooters available, shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and pouring in 15.1 points per game. Entering the offseason one of the Hawks' goals was to add shooters. General manager Travis Schlenk has done just that, and gotten more depth as well.