the Hawks weren't offended. Hawks fans and his mom might have been, but who cares about them.
I haven't read all this before, but you nailed it. He was trying to make noise about this in the Trade forum earlier.
GMJN should expect more from a conference rival they are fighting to get into the playoffs. It's not an insult, and GMJN did the right thing to acquire assets and not help a team that could ultimately keep them from the playoffs (like Chicago did last year).