4 burning questions for Atlanta Hawks entering 2020-21 NBA season

The last two years have been tough for head coach Lloyd Pierce, as the Atlanta Hawks have gone 49-100 in his first two NBA seasons as the head coach. Very little of the blame can go on Pierce himself though as the Hawks have been acquiring young talent and rebuilding ever since they tore their team apart in 2016. 

Now, after a fantastic offseason, the Atlanta Hawks may be finally on the verge of making it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2017. Atlanta added Danilo Gallinari and Bogdan Bogdanovic, two of the top free agents on the market this offseason and they also signed Rajon Rondo, Kris Dunn, and Solomon Hill. 

Both Danilo Gallinari and Bogdan Bogdanovic were two of the best offensive players on their teams last year and this year, Gallinari and Bogdanovic should expect to see a lot of scoring opportunities coming their way. Just these two players combined bring about 34 points per game with them based on their stats from last season and for a Hawks team that ranked 17th in scoring last year, their scoring abilities combined with those of Trae Young and John Collins make the Hawks a very interesting team to watch this year. 

Speaking of Trae Young, he took a massive leap in his second season in the league— averaging 29.6 points, 9.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and shooting 36.1% from three-point range. Young has established himself as not just one of the best point guards in the NBA at such a young age, but one of the best overall scorers the league has to offer.

Everything for the Hawks is trending in the right direction and if they can put everything together this season, they will undoubtedly be a playoff team in the Eastern Conference. But, there are still a few questions to be answered about this team. 

Here are 4 burning questions about the Atlanta Hawks entering the 2020-21 NBA season.

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