Atlanta Hawks: Tony Snell is available for the first time this season

Atlanta Hawks Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Hawks Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports /

The Atlanta Hawks traded with the Detroit Pistons for Tony Snell during the offseason. He is available for his first game for the club tonight.

The Atlanta Hawks made so many moves over the offseason that the trade for Tony Snell has often gone unnoticed. This is especially so as he has not been able to take the court all season due to injury.

According to the Hawks injury report, Snell is available for his first game tonight against the Charlotte Hornets. This is crucial for the 4-4 Hawks as they are playing the same team from the last game that jumped to an early lead before the Hawks came back from 24 points down to almost take the win.

While the Hawks are looking to learn their lessons from the last game. This is going to be in a similar way to the way they beat the Brooklyn Nets in their second concurrent game, Snell is really going to help.

Atlanta Hawks can really benefit from Tony Snell’s skillset.

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Last game it was Gordon Hayward who was the main player who took it to the Hawks. He torched the Hawks for a career-high 44 points which set up the victory. Snell, has worked his way into being a starter in this league despite only averaging 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.

He has done this by honing two of his skills, shooting the 3-ball at 38.5 percent for his career, and defending opposition wings at a high level. Both of these skills were sorely missed in the last game against the Hornets.

Being his first game of the season, there is a chance that Snell may not be at the peak of his performance straight away. He is, however, another body to throw at Hayward, Rozier, or Ball, depending on who is hurting the Hawks at the time. At the very least, he is another option for coach Lloyd Pierce to put on the court should he need one.

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