New Atlanta Hawks wing Maurice Harkless shows he is a man of the people

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The Atlanta Hawks like to have a certain type of player on their roster. They have to play hard and fit the team’s chemistry as well as team needs. However, they also need to be community-minded. Superstar Trae Young has his charity which supports the mental health of children and adults in all walks of life. He never forgets where he came from.

John Collins, the Hawks’ longest-tenured player, also announced a program that assisted military personnel to get to games in a season-long salute in the 2021 season. This is the type of player, no, the type of human being, that the Hawks are looking for.

Cam Reddish, despite his on-court struggles for the team, had a community spirit that has been missed since his trade. However, Maurice Harkless has shown that he is also a community-minded star who is happy to give back to his community, it is just not the Atlanta community … yet.

Atlanta Hawks wing Maurice Harkless gives back to his home community.

Harkless was born in Queens and teamed up with Malik Roberts with the help of Project Backboard to unveil a new court in his hometown. He then stayed to continue to give back to his community to hand out school supplies.

This is such a good thing for an NBA player to do. He is using his platform to show that even when you make it to the top of your game, it is good for everyone when you give back. This shows that Harkless is a player who is grounded and should be a positive influence on the Hawks’ locker room.

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Harkless is in the final season of his deal after being traded to the Hawks from the Sacramento Kings. He is expected to be in direct competition with Justin Holiday for reserve wing minutes. However, he is showing that he has tremendous character as well as