The Atlanta Hawks’ rebranding as the Golden State Warriors East is Before schedule.

As unfair as these Stephen Curry comparisons could have appeared, Trae Young’s explosive post-All-Star stretch demonstrates why they were made. The 20-year-old sharpshooter has rocketed up to 26.1 points and 9.0 assists per game since intermission while hitting 2.9 triples each night at a 41.4 per clip.
Then, there is fellow freshman Kevin Huerter performing a good belief of Curry’s sibling-in-splash, Klay Thompson. Since snagging a fulltime beginning gig in late November, Huerter has tallied 11.2 points and 2.1 threes per game while shooting 39.6 percent from space. For contrast, the freshman edition of Thompson went for 12.5 points and 1.7 long-range bombs while clearing 41.4 percent out.
John Collins might not match the Warriors’ mold, however, the second-year big man might be the best player about whom no one speaks. He’s one of only nine contributors averaging at least 19 points and nine rebounds, along with his leap since a three-point shooter (0.9 threes per night on a 37.7 percent clip) reveals there’s plenty of helium left in his upside.
It is hard to say how a number of different keepers are on the roster, though Taurean Prince and Omari Spellman equally provide Golden State-style flexibility at either ends. The fiscal books are mostly clean, save for Kent Bazemore’s $19.3 million player option and Miles Plumlee’s $12.5 million salary for next year. The Hawks could also collect as many as three additional first-rounders from the coming years.

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