Team analysis: Atlanta Hawks

Larry Drew, Jeff Teague

Yes, coach Drew will eventually hand the keys to the starting PG gig to Teague. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Depth chart:

PG: Mike Bibby, Jeff Teague

SG: Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford, Jordan Crawford, Pape Sy

SF: Marvin Williams, Maurice Evans

PF: Josh Smith, Josh Powell

C: Al Horford, Zaza Pachulia, Etan Thomas, Jason Collins

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Josh Smith – PF (Rd. 2): 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 3.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 2 Blk

Al Horford – F/C (Rd. 2-3): 15 Pts, 10.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk

Joe Johnson – G/F (Rd. 2-3): 20 Pts, 2 threes, 4.5 Reb, 4.5 Ast, 1 Stl

Jamal Crawford – G (Rd. 6-7): 17.5 Pts, 2 threes, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Marvin Williams – F (Rd. 11+): 10 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 1 Stl

Mike Bibby – PG (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 1 three, 3 Ast

Jeff Teague – PG (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Sleeper:

Teague

Most likely to surprise:

Horford

Most likely to disappoint:

Johnson

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Crawford

Things to watch:

  • if the coach Larry Drew’s faster motion offense does, indeed, weigh down Johnson‘s numbers
  • if Horford ends up starting at PF, which would move Williams to the bench and open up minutes for the three-headed monster at C
  • when, not if, Teague usurps Bibby at PG

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: T12th
  • FGM: T6th
  • FGA: 12th
  • FG%: 11th
  • FT%: 15th
  • 3PTM: 14th
  • Reb: T17th
  • Ast: T11th
  • TO: 1st
  • Stl: 15th
  • Blk: 14th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B+