Atlanta Hawks: 3 legends for Jalen Johnson to study during the offseason

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When the Atlanta Hawks selected Jalen Johnson they got themselves one of the steals of the draft. Taken with the 20th pick, Johnson fell from being a consensus top-10 pick due to him withdrawing from college.

While he is going to struggle to get minutes this season, Johnson looks so effortless in everything that he does. It is difficult to say what his ceiling will be because he has shown that he is capable of filling the box score every night in every single category.

He played so well during the summer league that he was named to the All-Summer League 1st team. As a result, Johnson has changed the narrative around him, as well as the perceptions people may have had of him for the better.

The Atlanta Hawks have found a really good player in Jalen Johnson

While Johnson is definitely going to be his own player, he has some pretty good pro comparison players. One of these is Aaron Gordon whose work in transition and above the rim is simply incredible. If Johnson can harness this in his rookie season then he will be doing well.

However, there are few better ways to learn tips and tricks about the game than by watching some of the best who have ever played the game. Johnson has shown that he is happy to watch film and should start watching some of the legends who came before him. Let’s take a look at some of the legends he should study this offseason.