Ranking the last 10 Atlanta Hawks first-round picks

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5. De’Andre Hunter

I personally have De’Andre Hunter just a hair ahead of Reddish right now but that could easily change. He was selected 4th overall in the 2019 NBA draft and averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season. Hunter had a super impressive rookie season on both ends of the floor and proved how valuable he will in the future for this Hawks team.

Related Story. A look at De'Andre Hunters rookie season. light

As mentioned, De’Andre Hunter proved to be a crucial part of this Hawks teams future and as he continues to grow and get better, so should the Atlanta Hawks. There is no telling what Hunters ceiling is, but if he along with Cam Reddish, Trae Young and John Collins are all able to flourish into multiple time All-Stars, this team will be a force to be reckoned with.

I suggested in the above story that Hunter could end up having a career similar to Luol Deng. This is exactly the type of player the Hawks will need if they want to be a contender in the not-so-distant future. Especially considering the offensive firepower already provided by Young, Collins and hopefully, Reddish, a 3-and-D wing like Luol Deng in the form of De’Andre Hunter will be incredibly valuable.