A look at the biggest needs for the Atlanta Hawks in free agency and twelve players that might fit that bill.
The Atlanta Hawks improved by five wins in the 2018-19 regular season from 24 to 29 wins. However, perusing Cleaning the Glass’s stats for the whole league shows that the Hawks actually outperformed their point differential by 4.6 – meaning they got lucky or relied on Trae Young’s clutch gene – to produce more wins for a team that was on pace to stay right at 24 wins this season as well.
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Still though, improvement is improvement, and if the team is winning more in the first season of Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman playing together with John Collins under first-year head coach Lloyd Pierce, then that’s progress, baby.
Still though, the 2019 offseason will be a critical one for the Atlanta Hawks, as the team will have two Top 10 draft picks (#8 & #10) as well as a glut of cap space (upwards of $40 million) with which to augment the team’s young core.
We have previously explored myriad options for the team in free agency, but for this list, we are going to rank a list of twelve players that the Atlanta Hawks could reasonably target in free agency from worst to best fit.
Note: All of these players would fit quite well on the Atlanta Hawks, though some would certainly fit better than others. Also, let it be noted that Kevin Durant does not make an appearance on this list, though he would be greeted as a conquering king if he decided he wants to play in Atlanta.
Let’s start the list!