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

As unfair as those 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 around 26.1 points and 9.0 assists per game because intermission when hitting 2.9 triples per night at a 41.4 per clip.
Then, there’s fellow freshman Kevin Huerter doing a strikingly 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 version of Thompson went for 12.5 points and 1.7 long-range bombs while clearing 41.4 percent out.
John Collins may not match the Warriors’ mold, but the second-year big man might be the best player about whom nobody talks. He’s one of just nine subscribers averaging at least 19 points and nine rebounds, and his leap as a three-point shooter (0.9 threes per night on a 37.7 percent clip) reveals there is plenty of helium left his upside.
It is tough to say how a number of other keepers are on the roster, although Taurean Prince and Omari Spellman equally provide Golden State-style flexibility at both 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 season. The Hawks could also amass as many as three additional first-rounders in the coming years.

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