NBA: Grading every team’s 2023 offseason through the draft, free agency

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Handing out grades for the 2023 NBA offseason for all 30 teams. 

The 2023 NBA offseason is not necessarily over but it’s getting pretty close to its conclusion. The NBA Draft is in the books and the league’s Free Agency period is also all but done. There are a couple of remaining potential difference-makers but they are in a waiting period until we get closer to the start of the season.

Entering the dog days of the offseason, this is a good time to take a look back at the summer that was and begin to grade teams on how they performed.

Grading every NBA team in how they’ve performed this offseason

Atlanta Hawks

Biggest offseason moves: Extending Dejounte Murray, trading away John Collins, drafting Kobe Bufkin, Pascal Siakam pursuit 

After back-to-back disappointing seasons, the Atlanta Hawks, with a revamped front office and new head coach, needed to make some changes this offseason. It was never likely that the Hawks were going to make the big moves that many believed they could make this offseason. For example, despite how good of a story it would’ve been, it was never realistic for the Hawks to trade Trae Young – no matter how much the rumor mill was pushing it. Not yet, at least.

At the same time, it’s not like the Hawks stood pat this offseason either. They needed to trade John Collins and extend Dejounte Murray, at the least. They accomplished both of those things. They also drafted an intriguing project in Kobe Bufkin and find themselves in the thick of the Pascal Siakam trade rumors, perhaps as somewhat of a favorite to land him if he is moved via trade.

Overall, you have to give the Hawks credit. Even though Atlanta didn’t make the huge changes that many expected them to make, they have already begun retooling their roster. And if they pull off a move for Siakam, it would be a huge cherry on top for an extremely underrated offseason. But without knowing what happens with Siakam, I think a high 80 is in order.

Grade: B+