The Atlanta Hawks are absolutely stacked with depth entering the 2021-22 season.
Led by Trae Young, they have a strong rotation full of versatile options on each end of the floor.
Head coach Nate McMillan will lead Atlanta in his first full season in charge.
|PG||Trae Young||Delon Wright||Lou Williams|
|SG||Bogdan Bogdanovic||Kevin Huerter||Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot|
|SF||De'Andre Hunter||Cam Reddish||Solomon Hill|
|PF||John Collins||Danilo Gallinari||Onyeka Okongwu||Jalen Johnson|
|C||Clint Capela||Gorgui Dieng||Jahlil Okafor|
Key additions and subtractions
The Hawks didn't really make any major splashes in the offseason, and why would they?
Tony Snell moved on to the Portland Trail Blazers in free agency, while Kris Dunn was shipped out in a trade.
The Hawks selected Duke product Jalen Johnson with the No. 20 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, but on this roster it's going to be hard to crack the rotation. Gorgui Dieng and Jahlil Okafor add big man depth.
The battle for minutes on the wing should be fierce in Atlanta.
I have De'Andre Hunter as the projected starter if healthy, but reports suggest he might make a slow start to training camp as he continues to recover from a knee injury. If Hunter is unavailable for opening night they may slot Kevin Huerter back into the starting lineup after he had some big moments in the playoffs.
Cam Reddish will also be in the mix if he can stay healthy. Sidelined with an Achilles injury, Reddish returned for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals and scored double digits in three of the four games he saw the floor. Game 6 was the highlight, when he tallied 21 points on 6-for-7 shooting from 3-point land.
Another minor battle will be for the majority of the back up point guard minutes between Lou Williams and Delon Wright. Williams had some moments in the postseason but the grind of an 82-game season might be a lot to ask in a nightly role. For this reason the signing of Wright made a lot of sense.
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