Tagged Atlanta Hawks

How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 1

In today’s NBA, most lottery teams draft the best player available in the available pool and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. That’s been the thinking for years, seeing as teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. That is typically the…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

NBA Players Who Remade Themselves This Season

Progress isn’t always linear. Some players opt for refinement, turning their good skills into great ones. For example, Dwyane Wade never bothered to develop a three-ball. Instead, he focused on becoming an elite 20-feet-and-in scorer. He seemingly added something new to that bag of tricks each season. His craft in the mid-range area is a…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Marcus Eriksson Could Be Atlanta Hawks’ Next Shooter

Atlanta Hawks stashed wing Marcus Eriksson led Gran Canaria to quite possibly the biggest triumph in the team’s maiden EuroLeague campaign. More importantly, his shooting virtues were on full display. It took just 17:24 minutes for Eriksson to score 24 points in what was a blowout win against Olympiacos Piraeus. The Swedish swingman shot six-out-of-ten…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Trae Young’s Not the Only Atlanta Hawks Rookie Turning Heads

The 2018 draft class is turning out to be a doozy. Luka Doncic and Trae Young are setting the world on fire, while DeAndre Ayton, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Bagley III have quietly turned in strong performances. Lottery picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, Mikal Bridges and Wendell Carter Jr. all showed enough upside to…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

The Lessons Every NBA Volume Scorer Must Learn

Last week, a few games I watched left me simultaneously impressed by young talent and worried about their development. I shouldn’t be surprised. Teenagers with immense skill don’t get enough credit for their maturity, growth and the difficulty of their tasks. These are guys a few years removed from high school social studies that are already…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Trae Young Puts Atlanta Hawks Back on Map

Seven seconds is all it takes. We’re late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Tankathon match-up between the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns. The Hawks are down three, slightly reeling after another bucket from Tyler Johnson. Trae Young decides to stop the bleeding. He receives the inbound pass from John Collins. As he crosses…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Week 20 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: The NBA’s Tank Race and You

Now that we’re past the trade deadline and All-Star break, NBA teams are positioning into one of two camps: If they’re playing for the postseason, they’re tightening rotations, increasing minutes and going all out. If they aren’t gunning for a playoff spot, they’ll likely begin some chicanery to increase chances of landing more ping pong…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Keep Watching Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins

Anyone who hasn’t been watching the Atlanta Hawks this season took notice of their sophomore power forward Friday night during the NBA Rising Stars Challenge when John Collins announced himself with a fast-break, self-assisted, one-handed alley-oop slam. It was merely a preview. Collins will compete tonight in the NBA Dunk Contest. Dominique Wilkins—Hawks legend, Hall…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today
Trae Young is ahead of schedule in some aspects, but behind in others.

Trae Young is Gonna Be Just Fine

Despite the fluctuations and depressions in the market, now is not the time to sell your Trae Young stock. If someone told you before the year that Trae would be shooting only 28 percent from 3 and still scoring more than 15 per game, you would think they were lying. Yet here we are, bumping through…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today