With a transformed arena and an athletic young roster, 2018-19 will be an exciting year for the Atlanta Hawks. The newly renovated and renamed State Farm Arena is a fan first arena with brand new suite levels. On the court the Hawks will be led by fifth overall pick Trae Young, giving fans plenty of reasons to get excited about the Hawks this year.
Trae Young was the best player in college basketball last year at Oklahoma, leading the nation in points (27.4) and assists (8.7) per game. His unreal range from deep has inevitably drawn comparisons to Steph Curry, which is why expectations are high for Trae Young in Atlanta. Young’s flashy style of play will electrify the court night in and night out at State Farm Arena.
Joining Trae Young on the perimeter will be Jeremy Lin, Kent Bazemore, and Taurean Prince. Lin was acquired in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets, where he enjoyed a similar role in leading a group of young players. Jeremy Lin is always a fan favorite who will bring a team first attitude to Atlanta. Taurean Prince took a huge leap last season, which he will look to build off this year in his third professional season. Trae Young and Taurean Prince will be two important young players to keep an eye on in Atlanta this season.
Another young player the Hawks have high expectations for is John Collins, the second year forward out of Wake Forest. Collins showed tremendous potential as a rookie, averaging over 10 points and 7 rebounds per game while shooting 57% from the field.
With all the young talent on the roster, 41-year old Vince Carter might be the best story on the Hawks this year. Carter enters his 20th season in the NBA, continuing to build on his Hall of Fame career. In what will likely be Vince Carter’s last season, the Hawks will rely on his veteran presence to lead their talented young roster.
The atmosphere at the newly renovated State Farm Arena will be electric this season. Private luxury suites at State Farm Arena offer fans the ultimate sporting experience. Suites for Hawks games include 16 tickets, 3 VIP parking and premium in-suite catering options. An Atlanta Hawks suite will feature HDTVs, a wet bar, spacious floor plans, interior/exterior seating, and exclusive access to brand new VIP clubs and lounges inside State Farm Arena.