May 8, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Joe Johnson (2) and center Al Horford (15) celebrate defeating the Boston Celtics in game five of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 87-86. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
Initial warning: This will be a highly technical team construction explanatory blog post. Serious love of the NBA is required to continue.
The Atlanta Hawks went into the draft with 6 players under contract for next season and left with 7, assuming the John Jenkins contract negotiations go swimmingly. Second round draft pick Mike Scott