Atlanta Hawks: 5 lineup combinations to get excited about next season

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The Atlanta Hawks have officially entered the quietest part of the offseason as Summer League is over and training camp is still six weeks out. We did get some news yesterday in the form of the announcement of the NBA opening week and Christmas Day schedules. Jalen Johnson was also named to the All-Summer League First Team.

But, in many ways, the Hawks were one of the more boring teams to monitor this offseason. Once they locked John Collins in, most of their questions were answered and free agency solved most of the other issues.

As such, their depth chart isn’t much of a mystery. The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner went over what the Hawks depth chart looks like as it stands.

Atlanta Hawks lineup to get excited about No 1: We only saw the projected starters for one playoff series

Atlanta’s projected starting five didn’t see the floor together last season until the playoffs. Even then, it lasted just one series as De’Andre Hunter went down, eventually having a second surgery on his knee. Still, it’s a group that has tons of potential.

"“What I like about this five is that they all fit seamlessly. There isn’t one player who’s like a puzzle piece you’re trying to jam in because you’re convinced it’s in the right spot. That’s not the case here. They have one of the best point guards in Young, excellent secondary creators in Bogdanovic and Hunter, a modern stretch four who happens to be one of the best rim runners in Collins and a good roller in Capela. The other side of the floor still needs work, but a lot of the issues we saw from them could improve dramatically if Hunter can stay healthy and Collins continues improving in perimeter defense. Young is what he is defensively, but a little more friskiness could go a long way.”"

He also went over the bench but the overall exercise got us thinking about the different combinations we could see next season and which lineups could be the most fun to watch.