The biggest strength of the Hawks right now comes in the area of shooting, as they have players who can space the floor at every level. That isn’t unique to Atlanta among NBA teams but it’s something the team is focused on. From a weakness perspective, defensive talent is lacking in some key areas and Lloyd Pierce will have his hands full.
Pierce and his staff have been pushing the pace since they arrived and, unlike many teams that simply say they want to play fast, the Hawks are going to. That doesn’t always mean that things will go well offensively but they’ve made the conscious decision to push and put the ball in Young’s hands with shooters around him.