Atlanta Hawks: Predicting the statistical leaders for the coming season

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Who will be the best shooters for the Atlanta Hawks?

Last season Onyeka Okogwu had the best field goal percentage on the Hawks roster. His 64.4 percent was better than Capela’s 59.4 percent. However, he only took 3.0 shots per game. As his role with the offense expands Okongwu’s percentage should go down. This means that Capela will most probably lead the team in field goal percentage.

Tony Snell was the best Hawks player from beyond the 3-point line last season. However, like Okongwu, this was done on a minimal number of attempts. Snell took the right shots meaning that he had percentages of over 50/40/90. Lou Williams also did not take enough shots to qualify for leading the category.

As such it was Bogdan Bogdanovic who led the team in 3-point field goal percentage. He was 11th in the league, shooting the ball at 43.8 percent from distance on 7.6 attempts per game. There is no reason why he should not lead the team again in this metric.

From the line, Snell did not miss a free throw for the season, but he only took 11 so his number does not count. Danilo Gallinari and Bogdanovic shot the ball from the line at over 90 percent. It is likely that Gallinari will again lead the Hawks in this metric.