Atlanta Hawks 2018-19 Season In Review: Kevin Huerter

Kevin Huerter #3 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin Huerter #3 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Atlanta Hawks Kevin Huerter
Atlanta Hawks Kevin Huerter (3) (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images) /

Best Moments

Despite sometimes falling into the shadow of rookie of the year candidate and teammate, Trae Young, Kevin had some great and memorable moments of his own.

One of the best parts to his game is his ability to stop off the dribble and pull up for a three. He did this many times throughout the year, but it’s especially beautiful on the fast break:

He also was able to pull off some pretty dunks, mostly on the break and in the clear but he was able to throw down on some people. First here, which easily could be his best play on the season, he gets a steal and throws it down on of the better defenders in the league, Jimmy Butler:

This next one, he had even less space to operate and still made it while drawing the contact for an and-1:

Outside of individual plays, he had some great games along the way. On January 11th, Kev put up a career-high 29 points on the Sixers, making 5 threes and being a huge part of the Hawks’ win that night.

On March 10th, Huerter had a night to remember, scoring 27 with 17 of those coming in the 2nd quarter. That game and specifically the 2nd quarter showed the potential that he has as a legit #1 scoring option.

On the final day of the 2018 calendar year, Huerter went crazy from downtown, draining 6 threes on just 9 attempts. A bit later, on January 9th, he recorded his only double-double on the year, notching 10 boards to go with 14 points and 3 assists.

Arguably the best moment of his rookie season was one that took place after a game however. After the Hawks’ narrow loss to the Miami Heat in early March, recently retired star Dwayne Wade reached out to the rook for a jersey swap.

Very cool of Wade to do this for Huerter, who wears the number 3 because of Wade, and is a moment he’ll likely remember far better than any dunk, three or steal he got this season.