The Atlanta Hawks season is coming to a close, a season full of exciting signs for a team that will be on the rise in 2020. Trae Young was the biggest reason Hawks fans can feel encouraged for the season to come, though they are still at least three moves away from contending.
Trae Young was a bright spot for the Atlanta Hawks this season, after his early struggles Trae has been the NBA’s best rookie over the past three months. Young’s has an elite passing ability that sets up his teammates constantly for easy buckets.
Young and John Collins are a part of Atlanta’s long term plans. That much is easy to see, beyond those two it appears the roster will be in flux this off-season.
With two first-round draft picks and tons of cap space, Atlanta has an exciting ability this off-season to flip from the doormat of the East to a contender.
Even if only one of their top draft picks contributes Atlanta would be much improved. Giving Trae Young another target who can help take some of the offensive load off of the young point man.
Young is aggressive to a fault at times, adding in a draft pick and a top free agent would allow him to distribute without having to carry the load of being the Hawk’s main scorer.
Even with their draft picks Atlanta still must land at least one of the top ten free agents this off-season to transition from the rebuild to contending.
With Collins and Young unexpectedly accelerating the rebuild time Atlanta is expected to pursue this off-season’s top free agents. While it seems a long shot to land a lone star in the age of super teams Atlanta is an attractive landing spot that has one of the best young cores in basketball.
If they do manage to land an All-Star caliber player this off-season paired with two first round picks Atlanta will go from the bottom of the Eastern Conference to a true contender. More to come as the off-season continues to grow closer.