Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks‘ rebranding as the Golden State Warriors East is Before schedule.

As unfair as those Stephen Curry comparisons could have seemed, Trae Young’s volatile post-All-Star stretch demonstrates why they were created. The 20-year-old sharpshooter has rocketed around 26.1 points and 9.0 assists per game because intermission while hitting 2.9 triples each night at a 41.4 per clip.
Afterward, there is fellow freshman Kevin Huerter doing a good belief of Curry’s sibling-in-splash, Klay Thompson. Since snagging a fulltime starting gig in late November, Huerter has tallied 11.2 points and 2.1 threes per game while shooting 39.6 percent from distance. For comparison, the freshman version of Thompson went for 12.5 points and 1.7 long-range bombs while clearing 41.4 percent out.
John Collins might not fit the Warriors‘ mould, but the second-year major man might be the ideal player about whom no one talks. He is one of only nine contributors averaging at least 19 points and eight rebounds, along with his leap as a three-point shooter (0.9 threes per night on a 37.7 percent clip) reveals there is plenty of helium left his upside.
It is hard to say how a number of other keepers are on the roster, although Taurean Prince and Omari Spellman both offer Golden State-style flexibility at both ends. The fiscal books are mostly clean, save for Kent Bazemore’s $19.3 million player option and Miles Plumlee’s $12.5 million salary for next year. The Hawks could also amass as many as three extra first-rounders from the next several years.

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