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Bogdan Bogdanovic doesn’t see Atlanta Hawks staying together: “It�s going to be challenging for this group because there are so many talents and great players.”

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 4: Bogdan Bogdanovic #13 hi-fives Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks during the game against the Golden State Warriors on APRIL 4, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Atlanta Hawks unexpectedly made the Eastern Conference semi-finals this season. Despite their strong turnaround to the season, many had the Hawks losing to New York in the first round. However, Trae Young’s magical performances in Madison Square Garden quickly changed the narrative. In addition to Young’s brilliance, the rest of Atlanta’s roster stepped up when it mattered most. Atlanta Hawks star Bogdan Bogdanovic, unfortunately, knows the ride can’t last forever. Speaking to The Athletic, Bogdanovic stated the following.

�It�s going to be so hard to keep all of these guys here.��I remember being back in Europe reading about what�Draymond Green�said about Golden State with how it�s going to be hard to keep this group together. I feel like something like that here. It�s going to be challenging for this group because there are so many talents and great players. The challenge is to enjoy it while we can.�

Bogdan Bogdanovic speaking to The Athletic

Chiefly, Bogdan Bogdanovic had his coming-out party during the 2021 NBA playoffs. Firmly establishing himself as the Hawks’ secondary scorer and playmaker and a running mate to Trae Young. His timely three-point shooting and individual shot creation gave Atlanta a weapon many teams dream of having.

Atlanta Hawks offseason decisions

During the fabled 2021 NBA offseason, the Atlanta Hawks face critical decisions to make about their squad. Firstly, the big man John Collins enters restricted free agency. Collins’ stellar play during the 2021 NBA playoffs will undoubtedly lead to significant offers. Secondly, Atlanta’s franchise player Trae Young is extension eligible this offseason, further constraining Atlanta’s cap. In addition to Young, forward DeAndre Hunter will shortly need a new contract. Alongside Hunter, Cam Reddish will also be extension eligible soon. Finally, veterans Danilo Gallinari and Clint Capela’s deals expire in 2023, with Bogdanovic following suit in 2024.

However, Atlanta has committed to coach Nate McMillan for the foreseeable future. Both parties agreed to continue the relationship until 2024.

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