08:11 AM ET 06.28 | With uncertainty on the labor horizon, Atlanta is acting fast. The Hawks are squeezing in a three-day minicamp for draft pick Keith Benson plus 17 free agents who weren't under NBA contract at the end of last season. There's a real sense of something at stake for the players, too, since the this team has up to eight open roster spots next season. "They are just showcasing their talents and trying to make a ball club," Hawks coach Larry Drew said after the morning session on Monday. "I told them this is a great opportunity." The sessions could be the only chance for Atlanta to evaluate players in a group setting before training camp. The collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday and there's been little reported progress on a new agreement.