Atlanta Hawks: 3 goals for Kevin Huerter in the 2021-22 season

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Season goals for Atlanta Hawks swingman Kevin Huerter No. 1) Lead the team in steals

As mentioned earlier, Huerter’s defense improved out of sight last season and it helped the Hawks no end. He showed this defensive prowess in the first-round series against the New York Knicks with the job he helped do on their main player, Julius Randle.

Huerter actually led the Hawks in steals per game last season but that was without Cam Reddish and De’Andre Hunter playing the majority of the season. If he was able to beat the numbers put up by these two players then the Hawks defense is going to be one of the best in the league.

It is likely that Huerter is going to come off the bench for the majority of the season but that should not matter. During his playing days, head coach Nate McMillan led the league in steals coming off the bench so it is very possible.

Huerter has the talent to do anything that he wants on the court. His quest to lead the team in steals is actually going to be helped with Hunter and Reddish returning as their pressure is going to lead to more opportunities for the rest of the team.