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Atlanta Hawks unlikely to make deal at trade deadline

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Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer says that he doesn't anticipate the team making a move before Thursday's trade deadline.

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Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that while they are still listening, they don't anticipate making a deal before Thursday's trade deadline.

Its unlikely that the Hawks would do anything significant to alter a team that went 43-11 during the first half of the season. Reports indicate that the Hawks have made guard John Jenkins available for trade and are reportedly asking for a second-round pick in return. The team dealt 2014 first-round pick Adreian Payne to Minnesota for a future first round pick to open up a roster spot.

Atlanta is much more likely to add a player through free agency rather than via trade. It was previously reported that they have had talks with Ray Allen and are reportedly keeping an eye on Gary Neal's situation in Minnesota. Another name could enter that discussion as team's continue buyout discussions with a number of players.

It may be a quiet trade deadline for the Hawks but that doesn't mean that there won't be an addition to the roster.