• The Atlanta Hawks are currently 17-42 in this season
  • Trae Young and John Collins are the young talents leading the way for the Hawks
  • LaMelo Ball is scouted as an exceptional playmaker that might fit well with the Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are currently near the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 17-42 record. While the team struggles, there have been bright spots for the Hawks. Trae Young is one of them as he has blossomed into the league’s young stars. He notched his first All-Star appearance as a starter and is currently racking up impressive numbers. He’s averaging 30 points a game while dishing out 9.2 assists per contest.

Accompanying Young are other promising players who have the potential to excel longer in the league. John Collins is one of those players as he is also racking up strong figures for the Hawks with 20.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per outing. The athletic big man has the potential to excel in the league for years to come.

Despite their difficulties in picking up wins this season, the Hawks have a lot to look forward to in the future. One prospect that can fit in well with the team is LaMelo Ball. LaMelo is the youngest brother of former number two overall pick Lonzo Ball. The Ball brother’s father LaVar has gained notoriety with his controversial antics and statements. But aside from these, LaMelo maintains to be one of the best talents in the upcoming draft. The attention his family garners doesn’t seem to hamper his performance as he’s projected as a top pick in various mock draft boards.

The youngest Ball brother spent the last season in the National Basketball League Australia as a member of the Illawarra Hawks. He averaged 17 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. While he’s a ball-dominant guard and Young already receives most of the touches in the game, he can take some load off in facilitating the offense. Ball is scouted to be a tremendous passer and with Young on the floor, he can possibly find the sharpshooter from anywhere beyond the arc. His six-foot-seven frame coupled with exceptional playmaking skills is enough for any team to consider him as a valuable asset.

LaMelo Ball at a practice session with Illawarra Hawks Lonzo Wire - USA Today