The Atlanta Hawks are sitting at 2-0 on the young season thanks to early heroics from point guard Trae Young. While Atlanta’s early start is encouraging it isn’t sustainable if Young doesn’t get more help.
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-0 and there is a lot of optimism around this team after a road win over the Pistons and a close win over the Magic. Both games were highlighted by Trae Young completely torching the opposing defense.
However, Trae Young cannot carrry this team for a full season. He is going to have to have more consistency from the rest of the Hawk’s starters.
Trae has averaged 38.5-points with 9-assists and 7-rebounds through the Hawks first two games. These unreal numbers have covered up the fact that the rest of the Hawks starters have struggled.
If the Hawks want to continue to succeed and become surprise contenders they are going to have to give Trae Young more help. Cam Reddish and John Collins in particular must step up their efforts to help.
Cam brings value to the lineup with his defense, however, offensively he has struggled to get his shot to fall. Finding some consistency and at the very least establishing himself as a possible scorer is going to make it a lot easier for the Hawks to spread the floor.
John Collins is averaging 13.5 points through the first two games this season. Atlanta needs Collins to continue to be explosive around the rim and do a better job of moving without the ball.
When Collins moves without the ball it gives Trae Young a lane or a passing option. When Collins doesn’t move it seems the offense is often standing still and watching Trae Young work.
If Atlanta is going to continue their success Young needs more help. If the rest of the lineup can show any consistency this is a playoff team that is going to surprise a lot of people in the East.