Position Battles to Monitor: Eastern Conference
Position Battles to Monitor: Eastern Conference

This article is part of our NBA Draft Strategy series.

NBA training camps don't open for another month, but with Fantasy draft season just around the corner, here's a look at nine position battles to monitor leading up to the start of the regular season on October 22:

Atlanta Hawks: Wing rotation

De'Andre Hunter, DeAndre' Bembry, Cam Reddish, Evan Turner, Allen Crabbe, Chandler Parsons

The Hawks have two franchise cornerstones in place in Trae Young and John Collins, while Kevin Huerter projects to hold down the two-guard spot for the foreseeable future. With Dewayne Dedmon out of the picture, Alex Len is the obvious option at center, but the Hawks still have some sorting out to do on the wing. 

Both Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince, who combined to start 82 games last season, have moved on, leaving behind an intriguing-yet-unproven array of younger options. Atlanta's pair of 2019 lottery picks, De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, figure to get first crack at the starting small forward spot, but veterans Evan Turner, Allen Crabbe and DeAndre' Bembry will also be in the mix.

Hunter is more of a true forward, so he'll also spend time at the four, while Reddish can slide down and play the two behind Huerter. If one of the two rookies ultimately claims the lion's share of minutes at the three, there's a chance they'll be relevant in deeper Fantasy formats. But as things stand in early September, both Hunter and Reddish are prospects to keep an eye

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