The Atlanta Hawks were a lot of things last season. Scrappy, resilient, surprising. Their run to the Eastern Conference Finals surely wasn’t expected. Since then they’ve moved to retain their core of Trae Young, John Collins, and Clint Capela. In total, the trio could receive up to $378 million in new money as the roster gets expensive.
One thing the Hawks weren’t, though, was good off of the bench. But there were a few reasons for this.
Injuries caused a lot of shuffling of players in and out of the starting lineup. That, in turn, saw some younger guys like Skylar Mays and the since-departed Brandon Goodwin into more action than anticipated.