3 Atlanta Hawks Who Would Value Chicago Bubble the Most

Which Atlanta Hawks need the Chicago bubble most?

Reports came out last weekend that the NBA was close to approving a second bubble in Chicago for the eight teams not invited to Orlando. That includes the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and Chicago Bulls, some of the youngest teams in the league.

Those teams had to be excited with the news, as it would be devastating for those teams to go from March to at least December without playing meaningful minutes. Now, teams and the players themselves get a good chance to get back out on the court, wich some players will value more than others.

Here we’ll be identifying the three Atlanta Hawks who will value the return to play the most:

#3 – Clint Capela

Clint Capela is an exciting addition to a young team, and while the fit on paper is good, the team will likely want to see how he meshes with their established talent. Capela hasn’t played since late January with a foot injury, an injury he was close to returning from when the NBA’s hiatus hit.

He should be itching for a chance to play at all, let alone with his new teammates. Capela should be a focal point on both ends of the court for Atlanta, something that should begin showing itself in Chicago if the bubble happens.

#2 – Brandon Goodwin

While Trae Young has already expressed his interest in paying, it’s unlikely the Hawks are going to play him too much and risk injury in what will likely be exhibition games. That opens up the door for Brandon Goodwin to steal the show.

The Hawks need to find a long-term backup to Trae, and while Goodwin didn’t consistently show the talent to be that guy during the regular season, a good showing in Chicago could change the team’s mind.

#3 – Bruno Fernando

While fellow rooks De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish will certainly value some more court time, Bruno Fernando is most in most need of a proper conclusion to his rookie season. His first year in the NBA was very up-and-down, with Fernando looking improved one night and worse the next.

With Dwayne Dedmon and Clint Capela on the team as well, the former second-round pick is going to have to fight for his minutes next season, and he can gain steam in that race with a solid performance in the bubble.

Which Atlanta Hawks do you think would value the return most?