The Atlanta Hawks have put together a versatile, diverse team. The one element the team is short on, is veteran leadership. Here are seven free agents, who could provide the guidance that Atlanta needs.
The Atlanta Hawks roster stands at 13 players and one player on a two-way contract. General Manager Travis Schlenk has said he will possibly carry one open roster spot into the season, according to Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.
The Hawks are stacked full of versatile players, who play multiple positions. In fact point guard Trae Young, along with centers Alex Len and Damian Jones, are the only Atlanta Hawks players who are limited to one position.
The Hawks have put together a talented roster, that is certainly capable of competing for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. However the team is very inexperienced.
Only Evan Turner who was recently acquired from the Portland Trailblazers and Chandler Parsons who was obtained via trade from the Memphis Grizzlies, have more than six years of NBA experience. Turner has nine years in the league and Parsons has been around for eight seasons.
The next two most veteran Atlanta Hawks, are wing Allen Crabbe and center Alex Len. Crabbe came over from the Brooklyn Nets in the Taurean Prince deal. Alex Len was signed as a free agent from the Phoenix Suns.
DeAndre’ Bembry is the longest tenured Atlanta Hawks player. That’s amazing being that he’s only been on the squad for three seasons, since being selected number 21 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft.
With the lack of experience on the Atlanta Hawks roster, signing a seasoned veteran with one of the remaining roster spots, makes perfect sense. With that said, here are seven candidates to fill the leadership role for Atlanta.