Atlanta Hawks: 2020-2021 starters: locks, fringe guys, and break ins

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After having arguably the most active offseason in the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks will need to figure out who will take the floor as starters this season.

This year’s NBA offseason has been unlike any other we’ve ever seen with so many uncertainties swirling around the start of the season. With preseason games set to start next week, teams haven’t been able to operate and prepare on their normal offseason schedules. The Atlanta Hawks, however, did a lot to put themselves in the best possible position to win in the very near future. General Manager Travis Schlenk is being praised around the league as the MVP of the offseason. They expedited their rebuilding process with a series of moves that many speculate could land them in the playoffs as soon as this season.

The most glaring problems that the Hawks needed to address this offseason were their lack of defense, shooting, and veteran experience. The moves the Hawks made addressed all three, but adding so much new talent to the roster has led to much speculation. Some fans have been questioning John Collins’ future with the team while others are confused about who the starting five will ultimately be.

Let’s start by taking a look at the guys that we can almost guarantee to be locks as starters for the Hawks this year.