Hawks DEPTH CHART
43-39 • 8th in EASTERN CONFERENCE
At the start of the season, Kevin Huerter was the Hawks’ 6th man. The 22-year-old was a great option for the Hawks coming off the bench, providing much-needed firepower for the second unit. Huerter also stands out as a passer and he is more than capable of taking on some playmaking duties with the second-stringers.
However, Huerter took over the starting gig in wake of De'Andre Hunter's knee injury. Huerter has looked good with the starting group, and it will be interesting to see if interim head coach Nate McMillan shifts Huerter back to the bench once Hunter returns. In that scenario, the two could switch roles, with Hunter serving as the team's Sixth Man off the bench.
Danilo Gallinari has primarily come off the bench for the Hawks, averaging 22.2 minutes and 12 points per game prior to the All-Star break.
The Hawks have a great collection of young and promising talent on their roster. The centerpiece is Trae Young, who occupies the starting point guard spot. He is joined by Cam Reddish to form Atlanta's starting backcourt. De'Andre Hunter, John Collins, and Clint Capela make up the frontcourt. With Hunter injured, Kevin Huerter has primarily started in his place.
At 26, Capela is the old man of the group. The average age of the Hawks' starting five is 23, making them one of the youngest starting units in the entire league. These kids are no pushovers, though.