The Atlanta Hawks haven't been considered an elite team in years, but that's not to say the roster doesn't possess any talented lineups. In fact, this franchise could do some major damage this season, despite the absence of perennial All-Star Joe Johnson.
While shipping their franchise cornerstone to the Brooklyn Nets for essentially future cap space will almost surely hurt next year's overall record, there is no denying this franchise has the tools to upset some elite opponents, maybe finding enough success to experience postseason action.
Losing Johnson is a big blow, albeit necessary, but that doesn't mean the team doesn't possess depth on the roster. In fact, this team may have one of the deepest benches in the Eastern Conference, which has been becoming stronger the past few years.