Atlanta Hawks Shooting Guard Depth Chart Ahead of 2019-20 Season

Atlanta Hawks Guard Kevin Huerter (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks Guard Kevin Huerter (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Starting Shooting Guard: Kevin Huerter

As previously expressed, there is no reason to ruin a good thing after one season. Kevin Huerter started the second-most games on the team last season at 59 overall, behind only Trae Young’s 81 and tied with John Collins at that number.

Though Huerter was slow out of the gate, it became apparent quite quickly that he knew how to play the game and had an interesting blend of skills as well as plenty of upside as a young player.

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With the ability to handle the ball with aplomb and make quick passes leading to easy buckets, Huerter’s quick decision-making was reminiscent of a veteran – not a 20-year-old rookie. Of course, Red Pepper’s main skill is his silky smooth three-point jumper, which is already one of the best-looking in the NBA.

Huerter shot 38.5 percent from deep on 4.7 attempts per contest along with a 53.7 percent three-point attempt rate, which was behind only Vince Carter on last year’s squad. Huerter’s ability to pull up or spot up from deep provided the Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young ample space to operate on offense, leading to easy buckets as well as multiple splashdown triples from Huerter – who projects to easily be the team’s best shooter next season – with Allen Crabbe a close second (more on him later).

Like Young, Huerter played all of last season at age 20, and the youthful redhead still won’t turn 21 until later this month. Expect plenty more growth and development from Huerter, as he continues to learn the NBA game and flex his shooting muscles more and more next season as the Atlanta Hawks entrenched starting shooting guard.