Atlanta Hawks

Roster (13)

Chandler Parsons SF
Allen Crabbe SG
Evan Tuner SG
De’Andre Hunter SF
Jabari Parker PF
Trae Young PG
Cam Reddish SF
Alex Len C
John Collins PF
Kevin Huerter SG
DeAndre’ Bembry SF
Damian Jones C
Bruno Fernando C

Two Way

Charlie Brown Jr F

Starting 5

Trae Young PG
Evan Turner SG
Chandler Parsons SF
John Collins PF
Alex Len C

Players Lost (10)

Taurean Prince SF (Trade, NETS)
Kent Bazemore (Trade, POR)
Dewayne Dedmon C (FA, SAC)
Miles Plumlee C (Trade, MEM)
Justin Anderson SG (FA)
Omari Spellman PF (Trade, GSW)
Vince Carter SF (FA)
Jaylen Adams PG (FA)
Isaac Humphries C (FA)
Deyonta Davis C (FA, HOU)

Players Added (8)

Chandler Parsons SF (Trade, MEM)
Allen Crabbe SG (Trade, BRK)
Evan Turner SG (Trade, POR)
Jabari Parker PF (FA, WAS)
De’Andre Hunter SF (4th pick, 2019 NBA Draft, Trade, LAL via NOP)
Cam Reddish SF (10th pick, 2019 NBA Draft)
Damian Jones C (FA, GSW)
Bruno Fernando C (34th pick, 2019 NBA Draft, Trade PHI)

2018-19 Final Regular Season Standing: 12th Eastern Conference (29-53)

2019-20 Projected Regular Season Standing: 10th Eastern Conference (35-47)

The Great Atlanta Hawks Charlie Brown! Sorry, Couldn’t help myself. The Atlantic Hawks offer another head scratcher after trading for oft injured Chandler Parsons from the Grizzlies, Allen Crabbe from the Nets, and Evan Turner from Portland. All over paid players who haven’t produced. Perhaps, a rebuilding Atlanta is willing to see if they can squeeze some lemons and make lemonade.

That said, the Hawks, building around point guard Trae Young have added De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, and Jabari Parker to the mix. In the process they said goodbye to Kent Bazemore, Taruean Prince, and Dewayne Dedmon, but the writing was on the wall for change. They have upgraded a bit in spots and have set up a bright future for themselves in the east.

If Hunter and Reddish can pay off next to Young, the Hawks could be fighting for a playoff spot this season. I could see them potentially battling Detroit and Orlando for the 8th seed. As it is, they may be a little short still, fishing a seed or two out. In a season or two though, look for Atlanta to be back in the thick of it. They could very well win more than 35 I have projected for them, but with the NBA getting better pretty much all around, it will be tough. Expect that number to be pretty close to right plus 5 games or so…maybe.

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