Diogu said "about 10 teams" have shown interest in him, including Atlanta, New Orleans, Boston, Dallas, Charlotte, Toronto, Denver and Washington. Depending on what transpires in the summer months on the free agency front or in terms of trades, the Kings – who have approximately $6 million in salary-cap room and are shopping for a frontcourt addition – could still be an option for Diogu. Diogu's agent, however, said he has no reason to believe his client is in the Kings' plans.Diogu could be a very nice addition for the Hawks, and, depending on the cost, could be a better alternative than David Andersen. Digou lacks Andersen's range but possesses both a useful face-up jumper and post game and should be a far better offensive rebounder than Andersen. Andersen is likely to be the better defensive rebounder and might be the better defender if only by default.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Hawks Interested In Ike Diogu?
Sam Amick of The Sacramento Bee checks in with unrestricted free agent Ike Diogu (HT: CelticsBlog):