Which Atlanta Hawks lineups have worked best so far this season?

Nov 1, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams (6) and forward Cam Reddish (22) help up guard Trae Young (11) against the Washington Wizards in the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams (6) and forward Cam Reddish (22) help up guard Trae Young (11) against the Washington Wizards in the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Atlanta Hawks are probably split between enjoying the longest break they’ve had since the season with two days off and chomping at the bit for another chance to end the skid. For a team that made a run to the Eastern Conference Finals, albeit as somewhat of a Cinderella story, this has to be a challenging stretch.

Fortunately, their four-game road adventure comes to an end after their game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Unfortunately, it won’t be the last such stretch they endure this season.

They also have a six-game tour from the end of December into the beginning of January.

Before any of that, though, they have to take care of business against the Nuggets. That has proven to be a bigger challenge than even the biggest skeptics could have predicted.

Taking a look a what lineup combinations have worked best for the Atlanta Hawks this season

The question is how can they right the ship or, to be even more specific, what has been working? We have talked about how they are once again heavy in their use of the pick-and-roll, their bread-and-butter action. But we also noted that they haven’t yet been as effective with it as they were last season.

This could be due to many reasons including Clint Capela still getting himself into midseason shape. As Nate McMillan mentioned, many of the players didn’t get a full camp experience due to rehabbing.

We can be even more specific, then, and question which groupings have done the best so far. Looking at those that have spent at least 10 minutes together, we do see some trends.