One month before the 2022 NBA trade deadline, Travis Schlenk had a candid interview about the state of the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks made the decision to largely retain the roster that reached the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals, which Schlenk is now openly questioning. 

“Maybe it wasn’t such a great idea to bring everybody back, that’s on me," said Schlenk. "We have a few weeks here at the trade deadline and that’s what I need to figure’s my responsibility to put a product on the floor that can win. Right now I’m questioning whether or not I have done that.”

The Hawks have struggled on defense this season, while also finding it difficult to generate offense when Trae Young sits. 

“Again, ultimately this all falls on me,” added Schlenk. “So we’ve got to take a long look at this and see if this group is the group we saw last year in the second half of the season of if it’s the group we’re seeing this year. And that’s what we have to determine and we have to make adjustments off those. Obviously, you can tell I’m a little frustrated.”