The start of the 2023–24 NBA regular season is almost here, and teams are beginning to round into form. With training camp now complete and the preseason underway, many teams are still trying to figure out who will be in their rotation, let alone their starting five.
For some, that will be an easy choice, while for others, they will need preseason to figure out who gives them the best chance to win. With that in mind, let’s take a look at all 30 NBA teams’ projected starting lineups for the 2023–24 season.
NBA Projected starting lineup: Atlanta Hawks
Point Guard: Trae Young
Shooting Guard: Dejounte Murray
Small Forward: Bogdan Bogdanovic
Power Forward: Saddiq Bey
Center: Clint Capela
After finally trading John Collins this summer, the Hawks will have a new power forward, and it is likely to be Saddiq Bey. Bey may actually be a better fit considering he is a superior shooter to Collins, giving Atlanta better spacing and more perimeter threats around stars Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.
Otherwise, Atlanta will likely have the same starting lineup as last season, and while they only went 41-41, they did push the Boston Celtics to six games in the first round of the playoffs. With less drama and head coach Quinn Snyder having a training camp and preseason to instill his system after being hired mid-season, they should be better over a full season. That difference could add a few wins and give them a better seed after the Hawks finished seventh in the Eastern Conference last season.
Even then, with the Milwaukee Bucks, Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, and Miami Heat, the Hawks have a ceiling as is. That is unless they manage to pull off a rumored trade for a third star. But, at the moment, their starting lineup appears to be set for this season.