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Previewing the Atlanta Hawks heading into the 2020-21 NBA season

We go over the Hawks’ depth chart, odds to win a championship and provide fantasy basketball analysis for the 2020-21 NBA season.

De’Andre Hunter #12 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during the game against the New York Knicks on March 11, 2020 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is a few weeks away and training camp is underway and few teams retooled like the Atlanta Hawks. The ended the 2019-20 season as one fo the worst teams in the NBA but have acquired enough talent to help them compete for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Trae Young blossomed into an All-Star during his sophomore campaign and could take another step forward with the wealth of offensive talent around him. Here we’re going to take a look at the Hawks’ offseason, plus look ahead to the 2020-21 season.

2020 offseason

Key additions

Danilo Gallinari, PF (free agency)
Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF (free agency)
Rajon Rondo, PG (free agency)
Kris Dunn, PG/SF (free agency)
Onyeka Okongwu, C (draft)

Key losses

DeAndre Bembry, SG, (free agency)
Jeff Teague, PG (free agency)

2020-21 odds

Title odds: +10000
Win percentage: O/U 48.5
Trae Young MVP odds: +6000
Clint Capela DPOTY odds: +10000

2020-21 roster

Depth Chart

PG: Trae Young, Rajon Rondo, Kris Dunn, Brandon Goodwin
SG: Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Tony Snell, Kris Dunn
SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic, De’Andre Hunter, Kris Dunn, Cam Reddish, Danilo Gallinari
PF: John Collins, Danilo Gallinari, De’Andre Hunter, Solomon Hill, Onyeka Okongwu
C: Clint Capela, Onyeka Okongwu, John Collins, Bruno Fernando, Nathan Knight

Roster battles

Backup PG: Rajon Rondo vs. Kris Dunn
6th man: De’Andre Hunter vs. Danilo Gallinari

Fantasy basketball

Best Sleeper

Danilo Gallinari — Gallinari is Atlanta’s highest-paid player but will likely start off the year backing up Collins, who averaged 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. There have been rumblings that a Collins trade could be in the works though, as the fourth-year forward is in the final year of his rookie contract and could be due for a major extension soon. If Collins is moved, Gallinari’s fantasy value could get a huge bump.

Likely Bust

Kevin Huerter — Huerter was a secondary playmaker and efficient three-point shooter last year but could have his role reduced drastically with the arrival of Bogdan Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic is an improvement across the board so Huerter should take a step back in year three.