Atlanta Hawks: Mid-season grades for all the offseason signings

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Atlanta Hawks offseason signing grade No.2) Tony  Snell.

Another offseason signing who missed a chunk of the season was Tony Snell. He missed the first nine games before coming on for junk time minutes in order to ease back into playing time. Snell only scored 12 points in his first nine games back, but every shot he made was from behind the 3-point line.

This is where Snell has made a career for himself. He is one of the better perimeter defenders in the game and he does not demand the ball a great deal on offense. When he does get it, he is usually in one of his favored spots and is hitting an incredible 56.5 percent from the outside.

The injury bug has helped Snell get some more playing time with the Hawks. With injuries to De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, the Hawks are decided thin at the small forward position. Snell has gone from junk time minutes when he first came back to starters minutes for the last seven games.

He has not wasted his opportunity as a starter, having double-digit scoring nights in five of his seven games. He has only hit less than 40 percent of his 3-point attempts on one occasion since starting. He has also had a negative impact on the box score once since starting. Snell is still only averaging 5.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

Offseason signing grade: B