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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Atlanta Hawks

by on Sep.07, 2012, under Team analysis

Josh Smith

It’s Josh Smith’s time to shine for Atlanta this season, so long as he can keep himself from jacking up terrible shots. (Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Jeff Teague Devin Harris
SG: Anthony Morrow Lou Williams John Jenkins
SF: Josh Smith Kyle Korver DeShawn Stevenson
PF: Al Horford Ivan Johnson Mike Scott
C: Zaza Pachulia Jordan Williams Johan Petro

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft round (PDR) and per-game stats:

Name: Position: PDR: FG%: FT%: 3PTM: Pts: Reb: Ast: Stl: Blk: TO:
Josh Smith SF/PF 2 44% 65% 0.5 21.0 9.0 3.7 1.5 1.7 2.8
Al Horford C/PF 2 55% 75% - 15.0 9.5 2.3 0.8 1.5 1.5
Jeff Teague PG 5 46% 80% 1.0 14.0 2.5 5.5 1.7 0.5 2.5
Lou Williams PG/SG 8 40% 80% 1.5 17.0 2.0 3.0 0.7 0.2 1.7
Devin Harris PG 10 42% 80% 0.8 8.5 1.5 3.5 0.6 0.1 1.5
Anthony Morrow SG/SF 11+ 45% 90% 1.5 9.0 1.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 1.0

Sleeper:
Morrow

Most likely to surprise:
Horford

Most likely to disappoint:
Teague

Category specialists:
- Steals: Teague, Smith
- Blocks: Smith, Horford

Storylines:
- how much, if at all, Harris weighs down Teague’s minutes/potential
- if Smith will force shots as the team’s new No. 1 option
- how Horford fares in his true return
- how minutes at SG are split between Williams and Morrow

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2011-12:
- Pts: 17th
- FGM: T-14th
- FGA: 19th
- FG%: 11th
- FT%: 23rd
- 3PTM: T-7th
- Reb: 23rd
- Ast: 8th
- TO: T-5th
- Stl: 10th
- Blk: 23rd
- Pace: 23rd
- Offensive Efficiency: T-14th
- Defensive Efficiency: 6th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2012-13: B

Bonus:
Zaza Pachulia, everyone:

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