By Sam Meredith
In advance of the 2018-2019 NBA season, the Peachtree Hoops crew will preview each player on the current roster. The eleventh breakdown takes a glance at rookie wing Kevin Huerter.
Kevin Huerter is one of the names from the 2018 NBA Draft that has flown under the radar up to this point. It’s also fair to guess that much of the Atlanta Hawks fan base also doesn’t have a great grasp on just how Huerter fits in with the team, since he hasn’t played at all publicly since his final season at Maryland. The comparisons to Klay Thompson, Kyle Korver and other elite catch-and-shoot artists are understood, but seemingly don’t do Huerter justice since his game is more unique than just the label of a “good shooter.”
First off, the expectations for Huerter will probably be unreasonably high since he was a top 20 pick, but the thing everyone must remember is that the jump from college to the NBA is hard enough when healthy. Huerter has not been entirely healthy (although the Hawks expect him to be ready for camp) and was unable to compete in the Summer League along with being unable to use his shooting hand for a while post-surgery....