30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Atlanta Hawks

30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Atlanta Hawks

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

First up, the...

Atlanta Hawks

Stats are mostly from Cleaning the Glass, but also RotoWire, NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.

  1. Atlanta's most frequent lineup – Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, DeAndre Hunter and John Collins – has a +10.7 net rating in 442 (non-garbage-time) possessions.
  2. The Hawks' worst lineup that has played at least 100 possessions together (including only players still on the team) is -11.0. It's the same lineup as above, but replaces Cam Reddish with Bruno Fernando.
  3. Both Trae Young and John Collins are top-12 fantasy players in eight-category formats in terms of per-game value. The Lakers, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James, are the only other team with two top-12 players.
  4. Trae Young draws more non-shooting fouls than any other point guard in the NBA – on 4.5% of team plays.
  5. Atlanta scores 11.8 more points per 100 possessions in the halfcourt with Trae Young on the court – a difference than ranks in the 98th percentile.
  6. Opposing teams shot 5.3 percent better at the rim with Trae Young on the court – a difference that ranks in the seventh percentile.
  7. John Collins scores 132.8 points per 100 shots, which ranks in the 88th percentile for bigs.
  8. John Collins is shooting 41% on non-corner threes.
  9. The Hawks have a net rating of -8.1 with Collins at power forward. That improves to -3.6 when he's at center.
  10. Overall, Atlanta has a -3.9 net rating with Collins on the court – the first time in his three-year career that he hasn't been a positive.
  11. With DeAndre Hunter on the court, opposing teams score 5.3 fewer points off putbacks per 100 misses – a difference the ranks in the 94th percentile.
  12. DeAndre Hunter is in the 77th percentile for forwards in both long-mid-range frequency (13%) and accuracy (43%)
  13. Damian Jones is in the 96th percentile in points per 100 shot attempts (137.3) of players classified as bigs.
  14. Damian Jones commits 6.0 fouls per 36 minutes.
  15. Kevin Huerter has a 0.96 assist-to-usage ratio, which ranks in the 88th percentile for wings.
  16. The Hawks are 6.6 points better per 100 possessions with Kevin Huerter on the court.
  17. Since the All-Star break, Cam Reddish is 20-of-37 on mid-range jumpers, with the 54% conversion rate ranking in the 89th percentile for wings.
  18. Since the All-Star break, Cam Reddish is shooting 44% on non-corner threes.
  19. Vince Carter has only made 11 shots at the rim this season.
  20. For combo guards, DeAndre' Bembry is in the 95th percentile in steal percentage (2.4) and in the 89th percentile for block percentage (1.0).
  21. The Hawks' defense is 7.1 points better per 100 possessions with Dewayne Dedmon on the court – a difference that ranks in the 93rd percentile.
  22. Atlanta has had the worst transition defense in the league for two straight seasons, giving up 133.0 points per 100 transition plays in 2019-20.
  23. The Hawks create the seventh-most transition plays in the NBA (15.9% of team possessions), but convert at the ninth-worst rate (119.3 points per 100 plays).
  24. Atlanta is the worst three-point shooting team in the league (33.6%) but shoots the 12th-most as a percentage of team plays (36.7%)
  25. The Hawks have been favored in only 11 games this season, and never by more than 6.5 points. They posted a 6-5 record in those contests.
  26. The Hawks' point differential in relation to the spread is -2.6, which is the worst in the NBA.
  27. Against top-10 point differential teams, Atlanta has the second-worst point differential in the league on the road (-19.6), plus the third-worse spread differential (-7.1)
  28. Against bottom-10 point differential teams, Atlanta has the worst point differential at home (-6.2), plus the worse spread differential (-6.6).
  29. The Hawks are the worst back-to-back team in the league, at the bottom in terms of net rating (-17.7) and spread differential (-11.4).
  30. With their three rookies sharing the court – DeAndre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Bruno Fernando – Atlanta has a -0.3 net rating in a 279-possession sample size.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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