Danny Ferry took over a team that had appeared to met its ceiling competitively and strapped down flexibility wise. Atlanta was built as a team. they never really depended on one player. Their problem has been no team chemistry. a group of talented individuals that could not play consistent ,disciplined team ball. Que in Ferry who immediately took steps change all that. July 11, 2012 Traded Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris. Traded Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro, DeShawn Stevenson, Jordan Williams, a 2013 1st round draft pick and a 2017 2nd round draft pick. July 12, 2012 Signed Lorenzo Williams as a free agent. Signed Louis Williams as a free agent. July 16, 2012 Waived Jordan Farmar. Traded cash to the Chicago Bulls for Kyle Korver. Atlanta also received a trade exception from Chicago. July 30, 2012 Traded Willie Green to the Los Angeles Clippers for Sofoklis Schortsanitis. Atlanta also received a trade exception from Los Angeles. September 17, 2012 Waived Jordan Williams. September 27, 2012 Signed James Anderson as a free agent. Signed Carldell Johnson as a free agent. Signed Keith Benson as a free agent. Signed Damion James as a free agent. Signed Anthony Tolliver as a free agent. October 11, 2012 Waived Keith Benson. October 17, 2012 Waived Carldell Johnson. October 27, 2012 Waived James Anderson. Waived Damion James. While people focused on what the Hawks Loss. peopl are ignoring what they have to build around Al Horford (26) , Jeff Teague (24), Louis Williams (26), Josh Smith (27), Ivan Johnson (28) Now Atlanta goes into the Off season with 19 million in committed Salary and 4 players with multi year contracts. presto instant flexibility. If Danny loses smith he still has horford and louis Williams who has played at such a high level for 4 years people cant dismiss as readily as they did in philly. Danny is set to revamp the roster as he did in Cleveland twice around James. only now he knows what works and most importantly what not to do.