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

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Legend for Atlanta Hawks rookie Jalen Johnson to study No. 2) Chris Mullins

One of the main things that Johnson needs to study in Chris Mullins‘ game is his ability to run and fit into the offense. Mullins was part of the Run TMC days where he played alongside the speed of Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond.

Johnson has the ability to get out in transition and hurt a team with his running, but he also has tremendous handles for a big man and can create for others. This is going to be crucial if the Hawks can use this, in conjunction with the speed of Young, to score more transition points.

Mullins was also one of the hardest workers in the entire league. He led the league in minutes played for two consecutive seasons and he was always doing something on every single possession. This is one of the many reasons that he was named to the Hall of Fame, he made the most of his time on the court.

The other reason is that Mullins was one of the best scorers of his generation. He was so efficient, going 50.8 percent from the floor, 38.4 percent from beyond the arc, and 86.5 percent from the line. Mullins even led the league in effective field goal percentage one season with 60.5 percent. If Johnson can come close to these numbers, he will have an incredible career.