There will be many similar gut punches related to trading Doncic for Trae/likely late lottery pick. 20 games in and they are already starting.
A measured, not too deep comparison of two players that will likely be linked for a long time.
Trae Young's projection is linked here. You can search for all the Hawks using the search bar. Overall the model is pretty bullish on TY and remains so on John Collins. Dennis? Not so much, same as always.
8. Taurean Prince, sidesteppin' It seems simple, but this is the kind of skill-within-a-skill that player development coaches drill every day -- a learned movement some players don't feel comfortable using in games until it is so ingrained, they can do it without thinking: Prince has that sidestep 3 down. It is always fascinating to watch how wings who come to the Atlanta Hawks with holes in their games fill those holes. Atlanta prides itself on turning one- or two-dimensional wings into Swiss Army knives who can shoot, pass and dribble -- and choose the correct one of those instantly every time they get the ball. Those are the hardest kinds of players to find. Teams that gather the most survive into May and June. Prince is Atlanta's most important current test case, and it has been refreshing to see him perk up over the past three weeks. He has scored at least 15 points in seven of Atlanta's past nine games, a stretch that has included a 25-point game and a 38-point outburst. He's shooting 50 percent from deep in February, and he's up to 39 percent for the season on a high volume. He fell into some troughs in December and January. Mike Budenholzer even benched him for a couple of extended in-game stretches. Prince's defense is hit-or-miss, and his decision-making with the ball can go haywire. But zoom out, and he's getting better. The Hawks have a ton riding on his future.
This is Lamar Peters, Mississippi State's sophomore point guard, at the Adidas Nations tournament this summer. He will be one to watch this year.
Luka Doncic showing his skills.
Cordinier wants to play in the G-League.
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Harvard Sports Analysts compiled a study correlating fan attendance to wins-losses. The data showed which sports franchises had fans that stuck around through thick and thin. Pretty interesting article. Interesting data results as well. Warriors fans, you have been called out!
Unfortunately, the Atlanta Hawks fell out of the Playoffs in Round 1. We look at them, and all other Round 1 exits; what they did right, what they did wrong and what can they do?