Familiarity or novelty?
That is the question for Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer as he selects his starting lineup for 2014-15.
On one hand, Budenholzer possesses an established unit (Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford) that led his team to a 16-13 record before Horford's season-ending pectoral injury.
Despite being done after 29 games, this five-man group still played the most minutes together of any other lineup for the Hawks last season, per 82games.com.
On the other hand, some new Hawks could make Budenholzer's decision difficult. Thabo Sefolosha is a defensive ace and streaky three-point shooter, Kent Bazemore is a do-it-all energizer bunny and 2014 first-round draft pick Adreian Payne has the versatility the Hawks like in their big men.
Will the Hawks go with what has worked in the past, or will they change it up?
Let's look at which players Budenholzer will likely tab as starters to open the 2014-15 season.