Atlanta Hawks: The potential impact of Sharife Cooper making the roster

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Atlanta Hawks roster impact No. 1) Who do they re-sign – Forward edition

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Such is the depth and versatility of the Hawks squad, the signing of a point guard can impact the forward rotation. The Hawks need to decide if they pass or pursue on both Tony Snell and Solomon Hill. It seems more likely that they will pursue Hill over Snell.

The Hawks have a plethora of talent who can play multiple positions. When De’Andre Hunter comes back into the lineup he will start within a few games. He is such a key piece for the Hawks at both ends of the floor.

This will free up Kevin Huerter to play a key role in the second unit again as he stood in for Hunter for most of the time he was injured. He will be playing either the point role or either of the wing positions, such is his ability to be a glue guy on this team.

Assuming that Cam Reddish is not traded this offseason he could play the backup role off the bench for both wing positions. At a pinch, he could play the power forward role on the second unit. However, with Cooper playing quality bench minutes at the point, Reddish may find himself on another team by the trade deadline.

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However, it is Nathan Knight who is in the most danger of not being re-signed next season. With the addition of Jalen Johnson and the established younger Hawks players returning to their roles, Knight could be pushed back to the G-League to show his potential.