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Grading The Deal: Al Horford Chooses Boston

by Christopher Reina

Jul 2, 2016 8:22 PM

Al Horford quintessentially demonstrates the sum of being pretty good at everything makes you really good in the aggregate. This is also the type of team the Celtics have been over the past two seasons. By landing an All-Star without losing any assets, they've accomplished the first step in becoming great. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Hawks Keep Kent Bazemore On $70M Contract

by Christopher Reina

Jul 2, 2016 1:31 AM

Kent Bazemore parlayed his increased opportunity with the Hawks over the past two seasons to become one of the NBA's better 3&D wings and is now one of the best paid ones. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Dwight Howard Signs With Atlanta On Three-Year Deal

by Christopher Reina

Jul 1, 2016 8:24 PM

For all of the Hawks' attempts at becoming San Antonio East, it has felt like they're making it up as they go in terms of roster construction. Signing Dwight Howard feels like another such move even if it could work out exceptionally well. Read more »

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Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Teague To Pacers, George Hill To Jazz, 12th Overall To Hawks

by Christopher Reina

It is a win for all three teams on the surface as the Pacers slightly upgrade at point guard, the Jazz definitely upgrade at point guard and the Hawks acquire a lottery pick, albeit in a weak draft, for a player that was no longer in their plans. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

With so many players' status up in the air, this summer will go a long way in deciding the future of the Hawks. They've had a great run with this group and you can't blame them if they want to run it back for one more. Read more »
The Hawks' Triumph Of Maxing Out What They Could Accomplish

by Colin McGowan

The default post-mortem on this Hawks' season is an argument about whether they should blow up their roster or keep its core intact and retool. There has been little consideration of what they are and a lot of noise about how they should become different. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Hawks Vs. Celtics

by Brett Koremenos

On the Jeff Teague/Amir Johnson battle on switches, Avery Bradley's offensive production and whether we should be bracing for an ugly, low-scoring series. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
Thankfully Boston Has The Brooklyn Lifeline

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Celtics are trying to make the jump from good to great - the hardest leap to make in the NBA - without any of the pieces on the roster necessary to make that possible. You can't follow the Hawks' blueprint without having the Hawks' big men. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
How The Hawks' Draft Decisions Are Undermining Their Run

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Spurs never forget the importance of the draft and never let competing for championships distract them from the task of building for the future. The same can't be said for the Hawks and that's where the real concern about the long-term success of the franchise comes in. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Brett Koremenos

The Hawks can again win 60 games if Splitter brings an added dimension, Millsap maintains his All-Star caliber form and the combination of Bazemore, Hardaway and Sefolosha fill the hole left by Carroll's departure. Read more »
Why The Hawks Are Betting On Their System To Produce Wings

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Hawks have a great three-man frontcourt, a great three-man guard rotation and a lot of questions on the wings. They have a great coaching staff and a system that has proven it can integrate a lot of formerly marginal players successfully. Read more »
Offseason Review: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

The Hawks basically had to choose between re-signing Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. The difference in the roster from last season is Splitter in and Carroll out, which makes them bigger but less versatile. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Eastern Conference Finals Preview

by Jonathan Tjarks

Both teams want to spread the ball and shoot 3's, but the Hawks want to do it through pick-and-rolls, ball movement and execution in the halfcourt while the Cavs prefer to hold the ball, win 1-on-1 match-ups and draw double teams. Read more »
A Playoff Preview In Team Infographics

by Christopher Reina

Looking at the percentile rankings for every team in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate. Read more »