Atlanta Hawks Analysis

Dejounte Murray Puts On The Black Hat

by John Wilmes

Aug 15, 2022 10:57 AM

Overnight, Dejounte Murray has branded himself as one of the most savage showmen within recent memory, necessarily changing the forecast for the vibes, if nothing else, of the 22-23 Hawks campaign. Read more »

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Trae Young Can Exploit A Team's Flaws, Not Quite Ready To Create Them Out Of Thin Air

by Micah Wimmer

Apr 28, 2022 8:01 AM

Some players grow by doubling down on their particularities; others have to sand down the rough edges. It is not yet clear which group Trae Young is a member of. Read more »

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Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

Apr 11, 2022 9:55 PM

The Suns jumped from 30th in the NBA in Net Rating in 17-18 to 29th to 18th in 19-20 to third last season and first in 21-22. Read more »

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The Atlanta Hawks Are Coming Of Age (Again)

by John Wilmes

Everyone in the league watched Atlanta's unlikely run last postseason, and everyone now has more of a working idea of how to deal with them. The problem-solving standard has shifted permanently upwards for Atlanta, because now everyone is much more motivated to be their problem. Read more »
Twelve Characters: John Collins

by Colin McGowan

Maintaining consistency is easier said than done but John Collins has sorted a couple of things: he's sure that Hawks brass has faith in him, and he's properly introduced himself to the rest of us. Read more »
A True Variety Of Styles In This Year's Final Four

by Jack Tien-Dana

Despite all the bellyaching about how the NBA has become a homogenized soup of three-point shooting, this year's playoffs reveal the true variety of the game's best teams. Read more »
These Playoffs Have Been A Bridge To Something New

by Micah Wimmer

The 2021 NBA Playoffs have been a bridge to a new era, one that will not fully blossom for a few more seasons, but one that fans can see a faint outline of now. Read more »
The Sixers, The Hawks, And The Stuff Of A Potential Classic

by John Wilmes

In Game 1, we saw both the extreme benefits of Philadelphia's strategy of kaiju-like paint monster trio of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris, and the ways in which Trae Young can solve its long-limbed riddles. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »
Atlanta's Quest To Play Some Respectable Ball

by Colin McGowan

It's easy to be terrible, and it's easy to be a little bit better than that. It's aspiring to competency that can leave you disappointed, get you fired. Read more »
20-21 NBA Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Heat hope to return to The Finals, the Wizards, Hawks, Hornets and Magic are in the crowded morass of teams from 7-12 hoping for a spot in the play-in tournament. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Atlanta Hawks

by Colin McGowan

The empty stats and the Next Steph chatter isn't Trae Young's fault; it's just stuff that has happened while he's been killing time on bad teams. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Atlanta Hawks

by Keith P Smith

The Hawks have a great young core, rotation spots available off the bench and lots of money. Because of this summer's cap environment, Atlanta could overpay a couple of veterans for one year and still have flexibility moving forward. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Suspended Indefinitely: Josh Smith Pulls Up

by Colin McGowan

Josh Smith was damn good, all things considered, but so frequently and heavily lamented that he became more closely associated with his poor decisions than his broad range of talents. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Atlanta Hawks

by Colin McGowan

The Hawks didn't do poorly during the Steve Belkin and Bruce Levenson era. They put together a few decent seasons. But there was a ricketiness to the entire enterprise and the on-court product was steeped, somehow almost immediately, in sour, doomed competence. Read more »
2019 Eastern Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
The NBA Yeoman's Plight

by Colin McGowan

Playing meaningful minutes in games that matter is a new thing for Kent Bazemore, one he's toiled hard for and inarguably earned. Bazemore has taken an indirect route to this moment, but that is the way it always goes for players like him. Read more »
Atlanta Hawks: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Building through the draft is usually an exercise in compiling as much talent as possible and letting things sort themselves out over time. For the Hawks, they have been doing this while also assemblings players who complement each other. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »