Atlanta Hawks Ideal Offseason

The Hawks already have a great young team destined for greatness. With some outside additions this offseason, this team will 100% be in the playoff race next season. Here's what the Hawks can do this offseason to become a playoff contender next year.

2019-20 Lineup(PPG)

PG: Trae Young(29.6)

SG: Kevin Huerter(12.2)

SF: DeAndre Hunter(12.3)

PF: John Collins(21.6)

C: Clint Capela(HOU)(13.9)

6th: Cam Reddish(10.5)

NBA Draft

The perfect outcome to the Draft for the Hawks is winning a top-2 draft pick and selecting Georgia SG Anthony Edwards. Edwards played 32 games in the 2019-20 season and averaged 19.1 PPG. If the Hawks can't get Edwards, I definitely see them drafting Dayton F Obi Toppin or trading the pick for a decent rotation player.

Free Agency

The big pickup I see the Hawks picking up in FA is Spurs G/F DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan put up 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists a game during the 2019/20 campaign. This addition would make the Hawks one of two teams to have 3 players averaging 20 PPG during the 19-20 season, joining the Celtics. This would be a great pickup for a team that finished 23rd in PPG last year. In terms of the bench, picking up a backup PG such as Fred VanVleet or Jordan Clarkson to bring some veteran experience to this young team would be awesome.

2020-21 Ideal Lineup(PPG)

PG: Trae Young(29.6)

SG: Anthony Edwards(19.1 in college)

SF: DeMar DeRozan(22.1)

PF: John Collins(21.6)

C: Clint Capela(13.9)

6th: Fred VanVleet(17.6)

There's my Atlanta Hawks ideal offseason. Comment down below how far you think this team would get in a 82 game season. What would you change with this team if you were the GM. Thanks for reading and for more content check out my brand new Instagram page @atlantasportsnetwork where I will start posting soon!

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