Ranking the 7 worst Atlanta Hawks starters of the Trae Young era

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2. Solomon Hill (2020-22), started 17 total games

In what may come as a surprise to some, Solomon Hill was a first-round pick by the Indiana Pacers in the 2013 NBA Draft. During his second season with the Pacers, Hill blossomed by averaging nine points and four rebounds per game. That would end up being the best (or most productive) year of his career. Six years and four teams later, Hill found himself on the Hawks during the 2020-21 NBA season in which he started 16 games for the Hawks – including three postseason games.

The Hawks relied on Hill most for his defense and went on to average five points and three rebounds per game on just 36 percent shooting from the field. During the summer of 2021, the Hawks would re-sign Hill but then traded him to the New York Knicks ahead of the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline. Hill never played for the Knicks and has not played in another NBA game since.

While Hill may not have been the stopgap that the Hawks were hoping he could be, Hill is the exact type of professional that every team needs to have in their locker room. Still, at only 32 years old, there’s at least an outside chance that his NBA career isn’t entirely over. It’s safe to say that even if his career is resumed, it’s unlikely it’ll be in Atlanta.