Atlanta Hawks: Predicting the statistical leaders for the coming season

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The Atlanta Hawks have developed into one of the best teams in the NBA. As such they have several league leaders or potential league leaders in many statistical categories. Last season Clint Capela was at the top of the NBA in rebounds and blocks per game.

Trae Young was second in the league in assists, while several Hawks players were top shooters in the league. It is not a coincidence that the Hawks finished the season with one of the best records in the league after the All-Star break and then went as deep in the playoffs as they did.

This season the Hawks have made some crucial additions that will hopefully help them get over the hump and make it to the NBA Finals. This is something the franchise has not achieved since it moved to Atlanta.

Who will lead the Atlanta Hawks in the negative statistics?

Every statistical category has to have a leader and turnovers per game is one of them. Last season Trae Young led the Atlanta Hawks in this category with 4.1 per game. Lou Williams was second on the Hawks squad with 1.8 turnovers per game. There is no reason to think that Young will not lead the Hawks in this category again.

There were nine Hawks players who had more than 2.0 fouls per game. John Collins was the leader for the Hawks with 3.1 per game. This season he is probably the favorite to average the most fouls per game but if Onyeka Okongwu gets more minutes per game then he could average the most when he returns from injury.