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

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Atlanta Hawks lineup to get excited about No 4: The object of the game is to score the most points

If we could sum up this lineup succinctly, shooters shoot. This lineup features the Hawks five three-points marksmen, based on postseason three-point shooting percentage. On average, the grouping of Huerter, Bogdanovic, Hunter, Gallinari, and Collins canned their triples at a 35 percent clip.

You’ll notice two names conspicuously not listed if you’re familiar with the Hawks players stats from last season. Neither Williams or Reddish made the cut despite technically being first and second in three-point percentage on the team.

Williams only attempted 1.7 threes per game in the playoffs. Reddish only made four appearances so his sample size is too small. But it is beyond believable that he could also step into this lineup and be effective. To be honest, the best part of this roster is its versatility.

We could obviously put Young at point guard. His deep shot threes submarine his efficiency, belying the impact he has on defenses.

There is also the added bonus of Huerter, Bogdanovic, and Gallinari’s sneaky defense. Like the vets lineup, this group would be better on the offensive end than the defense. But their ability to stretch the floor consistently would be unmatched by any other Hawks lineup.

Wright was a 37 percent three-point shooter so he too has a claim to a spot. Dieng suffers from low volume but shot 42.9 percent from outside. And the size of the 6-foot-7 Huerter at the point is a nice twist for an offense-oriented lineup that we never saw last season though a similar bunch did get obliterated (minus-32 points per 100 possessions) in limited time together.