Atlanta Hawks: 3 legends for Kevin Huerter to study this offseason

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Legends for Atlanta Hawks swingman Kevin Huerter to study No. 1) Nate McMillan

Who better to study than the player who is in charge of the team. Nate McMillan, the current head coach was another player who gave the team what it needed every night. We have actually discussed before that Heurter is a true McMillan type of player.

McMillan never averaged 10.0 points per game. He also was not a member of the starting lineup regularly after his first few seasons. That did not impact the play of McMillan though. He even led the league in steals in the 1993-94 season despite only starting eight games out of the 73 that he played.

McMillan was also a tremendous playmaker in his own right, despite playing alongside Gary Payton, one of the best point guards of his generation. McMillan ended his career averaging 6.1 assists per game which is impressive given that he had seasons where he averaged less than 20.0 minutes per game.

Huerter has the ability to do this and much more given that he is already a much better offensive player than McMillan ever was. He is also asked to do so much more than McMillan on that end of the floor.