Atlanta Hawks Depth Chart 2019 Hawks Depth Chart

19-39, 12th in East Southeast

vs DET

12:30 am GMT, 2/23

The Atlanta Hawks have adopted the full rebuild mode in favor of rostering large contract players. Key departures include Dennis Schroder, Tim Hardaway, Ersan Ilyasova, Mike Muscala, and Marco Belinelli. The team only retained one, true starter in Kent Bazemore. Dewayne Dedmon, Taurean Prince, and John Collins represent the other 3 players that return to the squad. The off-season was a busy one for the Hawks, amassing their roster with formidable talents and building through the draft. The team traded up to gain the rights to Trae Young, who will immediately transition into the starting point guard role. Jeremy Lin, Justin Anderson, and Vince Carter round-out the squad's notable free agent signings. The Hawks have struggled to find a talent to lead the team, leaving Kent Bazemore with some big shoes to fill as the team's returning leader. While the court time is existent in the starting lineup, there is little to lean on in terms of star player powers. The John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon combination down low has shown levels of chemistry, which is something the team hopes to build around in the 2018-19 season. The response of Trae Young is key to the team's success. Young had his fair share of struggles in summer league, which is something the team hopes to clean and buffer ahead of the regular season.

Offense Depth Chart

Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Center C
Small Forward SF
Center C
Power Forward PF
Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG

Top 3 HawksDepth Chart Questions

Q: Who will step to the plate to lead this squad?

A: The team is built around the creation of contribution talents. There is an equilibrium amongst starters, but the stand-out talent remains a position to be claimed. Bazemore will contribute, but can his presence help hold this team together? The departure of a majority of the bench contributors limits the chemistry contributions this team can put on the floor at any point of the game. Trae Young could easily leave his woes in the past and mold into one of the league's top point guards, but limited experience and some raw talent consistencies leave this team in dire need of a leader.

Q: What level of impact will Vince Carter bring?

A: The signing of Vince Carter in the off-season was easily this team's biggest headline. Carter returns to action in what is likely to be his final years of play. He is 41-years-old, so how much gas does he have left in the tank? This signing was more of a character contribution than a usage leader, which was a grey area for the team the past few seasons. If he can string and expand his minutes to the 20-range, this team could mature at an impressive clip.

Q: Can the point guards reach an assist-minded mindset?

A: Trae Young and Jeremy Lin are both pure scorers. Their assist contributions are not up to par in terms of league averages for the point guard position. Young shows the most promise for refinement, which is something the team has harped on in the pre-season. He has to stir the straw for this team and create opportunities for the starters and role players. His relief option in Lin is something the team likes in their second unit. Both of these players will have to format their skill set to adopt a passing over scoring mentality.