Atlanta Hawks: 3 Ways the Rookies Can Help the Team in 2019-20

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ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 25: Bruno Fernando #24, De’Andre Hunter #12 and Cam Reddish #22 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

A dissection of ways that the three rookies the Atlanta Hawks brought into the fold this offseason will impact the team in the 2019-20 season.

After a long and involved offseason that saw a mammoth roster overhaul, leaving behind only five holdovers from the 2018-19 season, the Atlanta Hawks will return to action in just over a month in the team’s first preseason contest.

Of course, there’s a chance that John Collins and Trae Young will be featured in Team USA for the FIBA World Cup in China, but for now, they are left on the select team – not the actual team proper.

Three of the biggest new additions to the team came in the form of the rookies that were drafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, which was easily one of the most impactful in recent memory. The 2019 draft marks the second draft in a row in which the Atlanta Hawks brought in three interesting and talented rookies.

This year’s crop of youngsters included UVA standout De’Andre Hunter, vaunted recruit from Duke Cam Reddish and hulking sophomore center Bruno Fernando out of Maryland.

Each of them brings varied skill sets to the table that should aid the Atlanta Hawks in their quest for an elusive playoff berth in the 2019-20 season, but in what ways will the rookies impact the team exactly?

Read on as we explore that question in detail, starting with…

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