The Atlanta Hawks, while only winning 29 games last year, are an exciting team with young stars Trae Young (19ppg/8apg) and John Collins (19ppg/9rpg). In the draft they loaded up with even more young talent with De’Andre Hunter (Virginia) and Cam Reddish (Duke). This team probably isn’t going to make the playoffs this year but this is all about developing the young players and being a contender for what hopefully will be a long time.
Depth will also be an issue with this team as there isn’t much of a bench. I wish they had been able to keep Dewayne Dedmon who had developed into a good stretch center but he signed as a free agent with the Kings. Less veterans will mean more playing time for the new guys but it will also lead to growing pains if they struggle. I like coach Lloyd Pierce and I hope he can develop these guys into that core the fans have been waiting for. It should be a fun season albeit not with a ton of wins. If they can get to 35 wins I think it is a good season.