NBA: One x-factor for every team heading into 2022-23

Dejounte Murray (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
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Dejounte Murray
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Atlanta Hawks – Dejounte Murray

For the most part, the Atlanta Hawks know what they have in Trae Young and John Collins. However, heading into the 2022-23 NBA season, if Dejounte Murray can be the missing piece for the Hawks it will completely change the outlook on their season.

If Murray is the player the Hawks believe he can be, he could absolutely be the missing piece to take Atlanta to the next level.

Boston Celtics – Malcolm Brogdon

After finishing two wins short of winning the 2022 NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics went into the offseason with the hopes of closing the gap between them and the Golden State Warriors. The hope is that they accomplished that with the acquisition of Malcolm Brogdon.

Brogdon fills voids that the Celtics had at the point guard position and could change everything for Boston this season.