Atlanta Hawks: Predicting the statistical leaders for the coming season

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Who will lead the Atlanta Hawks in the dirty work numbers?

Capela was the Hawks leading rebounder last season. In fact, he led the league in this category with 14.3 per game. He led the Hawks in both offensive and defensive rebounds. His 9.6 defensive rebounds per game was greater than John Collins’ 7.4 total rebounds per game.

His 4.7 offensive rebounds per game was by far the Hawks’ best. In fact, De’Andre Hunter was the Hawks’ third-best rebounder with 4.8 total per game. This shows that no one will even come close to Capela’s numbers this season. This is one of his roles on the team and he performs it well.

As far as rim protection goes, Capela is also in a league of his own on the Hawks squad. He averaged 2.0 per game which is double the number that Collins, the next best rim protector on the team was able to average. Again, no one will come close to Capela this season.

However, there is some doubt about steals per game. Cam Reddish had the best average last season with 1.3 per game but again did not qualify to lead the team due to a lack of games. Kevin Huerter officially led the team with 1.2 per game with Bogdanovic snaring 1.1 per contest. However, if Reddish is healthy, he should lead the team.