53 win season is impressive but getting blown out in the second round in a row shows that the Hawks ain't gonna win a championship with this team. Looking at the roster the Hawks have some nice young pieces.
Rk Player AgG 1 Jeff Teague 21
2 Al Horford 23
3 Marvin Williams 23
4 Othello Hunter 23 5 Josh Smith 24
6 Randolph Morris 24 7 Zaza Pachulia 25
8 Mario West 25
9 Joe Johnson 28
10 Jamal Crawford 29
11 Mike Bibby 31
12 Maurice Evans 31
13 Jason Collins 31
14 Joe Smith 34
A simple plan would be to trade Bibby, JJ (S&T) and Crawford for some draft picks and young talent if possible. Then draft someone like Xavier Henry, Solomon Alabi and Eric Bledsoe.
A new starting line up would look something like this:
PG Jeff Teague
SG Xavier Henry
SF Marvin Williams
PF Josh Smith
C Al Horford
I wouldn't say completey rebuild but I would do a few tweaks.
Personally, I'm tired of Joe Johnson. Every since Jamal Crawford came he's been acting like a hoe.
Plus, I didnt like the comments he made toward the fans Saturday and its not the first time he has took shots at the fans.
I say let Joe walk. Let Jamal Crwaford be the starting SG.
The PG postion needs a upgrade. As much as I like Mike Bibby he should come off the bench. The Hawks should bring in someone like Krik Hinrich to play at the point until Jeff Teague is ready to takeover.
Next the Hawks should try to get a center who can rebound and defend and slide Al Horford and Josh Smith back to their true position at PF and SF.
Lastly, the Hawks shouls use their draft pick on SG to play next to Jeff Teague in the near future. Here are some guys the Hawks should consider with their 1st round pick.
James Anderson- Sniper from 3pt range and can post up
Terrico White- Play both guard spots and really take it to the rim
Elliot Williams- Scorer with big time hops
Dominique Jones-A super Sniper and slasher
Xavier Henry- A decent scorer
Here are some guys that will probably go in the 2nd round of the draft or go undrafted.
JP Prince-A Point Forward
Da'sean Butler-Clutch Shooter and Mr. Do Everything
Mikhail Torrance-Mix between Rodney Stuckey, and Shaun Livingston
Manny Harris-Sniper and can play some PG.