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30Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford, Jeff Teague, Luka Doncic

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You can really see the affect that 10 straight playoff appearances had on the Atlanta Hawks’ core group of draftees, with their trio being represented by first rounders from the 2007, 2009 and 2018 drafts. Fortunately, the age gap between Luka Doncic and veterans Al Horford and Jeff Teague is

lessened by Doncic’s incredibly savvy play in his rookie season (for the Dallas Mavericks, but that’s impartial to this exercise). The actual gap could have been even greater had we decided on 2001 first rounder Pau Gasol for Atlanta, but the big Spaniard is now hobbled and showing his age in San Antonio.

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