Atlanta Hawks: Predicting the statistical leaders for the coming season

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Who will lead the Atlanta Hawks in their offensive numbers this season?

If you think this slide is going to be one that is just about Trae Young, you are totally correct. To put it simply the Hawks offense is based around the talents of the three-year veteran and given how well he performed last season, that is not about to change.

Young was second in the league in assists for the second straight season. Remember, Young has only completed three seasons in the league and has finished behind only one player twice in a row. On top of that, he finished fourth in the league in his rookie season. There is no reason to believe, except for injury, that this will not be the case again.

It is a similar story in points per game. Young averaged only 25.3 per game last season which was down from 29.6 from the season before. Given the amount of talent that the Hawks added over the previous offseason, this was to be expected.

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Next season it is possible that Young’s numbers may go down slightly again, however, he is still going to be the leading scorer on this team. The offense is still going to revolve around Young who will have one of the highest usage rates in the league.