Atlanta Hawks: Modern Offensive System is Recipe for Future Success

Coach Lloyd Pierce of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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While the team’s offense is looking sprightly and spry, the Atlanta Hawks defense will need some work going forward if the team is to one day make noise in the NBA’s upper echelons.

But hey, who needs defense if you’re just trying to develop the young guys? As long as Pierce is operating as a development-first coach and trying to instill the right values, the defense can come later. For now, let’s just enjoy a thoroughly modern offense that denies the mid-range and embraces triples.

This offensive system is also tailor-made for a dynamic offensive point guard who can shoot off the dribble like Trae Young, so it will be fun to watch this team’s identity develop just as Young, Huerter, Collins, Omari Spellman and Taurean Prince all continue to improve and better themselves every night.

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The Atlanta Hawks play tonight against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, so the Hawks’ modern shot profile and offense will be put to the test against some of the best players in the world.