Vegas Over/Under: 25.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 24-58 The Bet: Beneath with confidence that is marginal Try to name the Atlanta Hawks’ five greatest players following the offseason departures of Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap. It is not the simplest of tasks. That would be fine in the event the franchise that has made the playoffs each of the previous 10 seasons were overflowing with talent, instead of the current situation that’s quite conducive to the dreaded»t» word.
Dennis Schroder is part of the mix, as well as newly acquired big man Dewayne Dedmon. However, who else? Kent Bazemore, Taurean Prince and Ersan Ilyasova? Can Marco Belinelli or Luke Babbitt maintain the mix if they could keep shooting as they did with the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, respectively? Are we prepared to throw John Collins?
This Atlanta roster might have some upside down, but it’s almost entirely devoid of established talent. The top pieces have question marks, since Schroder has not functioned as the unquestioned leader of a group, Dedmon has to play with over 17.5 minutes per game and Bazemore is coming off a disappointing campaign.
Talent wins out from the NBA, and the Hawks don’t have enough of itor enough motivation to avert the base of the Eastern Conference–to shove toward the 26 wins necessary for the over bet.