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Atlanta Hawks All-Star break mailbag

Photo by Alex Menendez/ The Atlanta Hawks entered the All Star break with a modest two-game winning streak after making the move to dismiss Lloyd Pierce as head coach and naming Nate McMillan to the interim position. The proverbial first half for Atlanta was dominated by unfortunate injuries, blown fourth quarter leads and the voices of frustrated fans. What better time to take your questions in mailbag form? I think a key word for this Hawks team is inconsistent. What can the team do to turn the corner and be more consistent, live up to the roster they have? Injuries...

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Atlanta Hawks: What impact does Blake Griffin signing with the Brooklyn Nets have?

The Atlanta Hawks wisely did not try and sign Blake Griffin. He does not fit with their timeline and, due to his knee injuries, is not able to defend when asked to move laterally. His lack of defense does not appear to worry the Brooklyn Nets, who are expected to sign Griffin once he clears […] Atlanta Hawks: What impact does Blake Griffin signing with the Brooklyn Nets have? - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Atlanta Hawks: Grading Kevin Huerter’s season to the All-Star break

The Atlanta Hawks have had an injury-riddled season. One player who has been able to play all games is Kevin Huerter. The third-year pro out of Maryland has played 36 games, averaging 12.1 points, 3.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 32.1 minutes per game. His shooting efficiency has plateaued this season, going at […] Atlanta Hawks: Grading Kevin Huerter’s season to the All-Star break - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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How De’Andre Hunter nearing a return impacts the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are slowly getting their players back from injury. Bogdan Bogdanovic played in the final two games before the All-Star break which was a welcome relief for the Hawks given the injuries to their other potential wing pieces Kris Dunn, Cam Reddish, and De’Andre Hunter. Well, they received the next piece of good news […] How De’Andre Hunter nearing a return impacts the Atlanta Hawks - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Atlanta Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic has been a gift for Nate McMillan

The injury issues of the Atlanta Hawks have been well-documented all season. One of the strangest was Bogdan Bogdanovic who went down mid-court in a strange manner against the Charlotte Hornets in early January. He appeared to trip over himself and fell to the ground. When the news was released that he was going to […] Atlanta Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic has been a gift for Nate McMillan - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Just how badly have the Hawks missed De’Andre Hunter?

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Since losing De’Andre Hunter to a meniscus injury in the beginning of February, the Atlanta Hawks have gone 6-11 and have seemingly been unable to replace Hunter’s improved production earlier this year. Going into the 2020-21 season, most fans of the Atlanta Hawks were itching to see if Cam Reddish would take that next big step forward on the path to realizing his tantalizing potential. Few could have predicted that it would be De’Andre Hunter who would burst onto the scene, demonstrating why the Hawks took a chance on him by...

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Game Thread 3/3/21: Hawks at Magic

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks visit the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins TBD Injury report Clint Capela (right foot pain) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

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Game Thread 3/2/21: Hawks at Heat

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks visit the Miami Heat on Tuesday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is available to play. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

ClutchPoints

Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic back from lengthy injury absence right after Lloyd Pierce firing

The Atlanta Hawks may have lost a head coach but they are getting a capable reinforcement back at the helm in swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic. The Serbian national is expected to make his return to the court after missing significant time due to a nagging knee injury. He will reportedly suit up for the Hawks in […] The post Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic back from lengthy injury absence right after Lloyd Pierce firing appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Hawks fire Pierce following high hopes, disappointing start

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce was fired less than halfway into a season that began with heightened expectations but was beset by injuries.

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Keep ‘Em or Sell ‘Em: Is Trae Young failing to live up to his massive NBA cards hype?

The Atlanta Hawks can’t seem to catch a break these days. Their roster has been ravaged all season by a slew of injuries and their defense remains one of the worst in the entire league. Just this week, Lloyd Pierce was sacked after leading the team to an abysmal 14-20 record, the 11th in the […] The post Keep ‘Em or Sell ‘Em: Is Trae Young failing to live up to his massive NBA cards hype? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Hawks fire Pierce as coach following disappointing start

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce was fired on Monday, less than halfway into a season which carried heightened expectations before being hampered by injuries.

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Game Thread 2/28/21: Hawks at Heat

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks visit the Miami Heat on Sunday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Trae Young (right adductor soreness) is available to play. Danilo Gallinari (right forearm spasm) is available to play Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

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Game Thread 2/26/21: Hawks at Thunder

Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

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Thunder vs Hawks: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

Photo by Shane Bevel/ Gallinari returns to Oklahoma City Broadcast Details: Start time: 7 p.m. (CT) Broadcasters: Fox Sports Oklahoma and NBA League Pass On Wednesday night, the Thunder picked up a win against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs. Luguentz Dort received the ball in the corner and calmly drained a three to win the game as the clock expired. It is a ‘feel good’ win for the Thunder and it is the sort of result that builds the team’s collective spirit. The Hawks have been quite inconsistent this season but they come in tonight’s game on the back of...

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Danilo Gallinari’s record night leads Hawks to 127-112 win over Celtics

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Following a highly disappointing one-point loss in Cleveland on Tuesday, the Atlanta Hawks returned to State Farm Arena for the third matchup against the Boston Celtics in the span of eight days. After splitting the first two meetings, the Hawks exploded in a 127-112 home victory, with Danilo Gallinari putting together a night for the ages. Though there was some doubt about whether he would play after missing the second half on Tuesday with a concussion evaluation, John Collins wasted no time making an impact. He scored seven quick points and, in...

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Wyc Grousbeck Pinpoints Potential Problem Celtics Face During Rut

There’s no way around it, the Boston Celtics are not good right now. Boston continued to stay in its brutal rut Wednesday with a 127-112 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, to capping off a winless three-game road trip. It’s been rough. Yes, the team is dealing with injuries and has been rattled by COVID-19, but […] The post Wyc Grousbeck Pinpoints Potential Problem Celtics Face During Rut appeared first on NESN.com.

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Game Thread 2/24/21: Hawks vs. Celtics

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Atlanta Hawks host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday at State Farm Arena. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins Clint Capela Injury report John Collins (concussion evaluation) is available to play. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

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McCollum, Nurkic Set To Be Evaluated In Early March

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The two are working on coming back from injuries. Portland Trail Blazers fans have another date to look forward to: March 2nd, the day when CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic are supposed to be evaluated after their respective injuries, according to Jason Quick of the Athletic. McCollum broke his foot during a match-up against the Atlanta Hawks in mid-January, while Jusuf Nurkic broke his wrist in the game prior to that versus the Indiana Pacers. Asked about Nurkic’s rehabilitation, Coach Terry Stotts was optimistic. “He’s not doing much,”...

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Game Thread 2/23/21: Hawks at Cavaliers

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter TBD John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Rajon Rondo (low back pain) is available to play. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

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NBA power rankings roundup: Week 10

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Taking a look at this week’s power rankings from around the web. Another week has ended in this up and down season for the Atlanta Hawks. The team continues to fight for a playoff spot and find its baseline, even while navigating a ton of injuries. The Hawks managed to break a losing streak last week and, despite a disappointing loss on Friday, Atlanta bounced back with a home on Sunday over Denver. Here is a look at how power rankings feel about the Hawks through Monday. NBA.com — No. 20 In time for All-Star reserve voting, Trae Young...

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Hawks use Trae Young third quarter burst to bury Nuggets, 123-115

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks (12-17) came into this matchup with the Denver Nuggets looking to change course and head towards the halfway point in the season on an upswing, having lost five of their last six games and eight of their last ten games. The Nuggets similarly sought consistent results to vault them among the elite in the Western Conference, sitting at 16-13 and winners of four of their last six. The Hawks continued to be without the services of De’Andre Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Rajon Rondo and Kris Dunn due to long term injuries....

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Game Thread 2/21/21: Hawks vs. Nuggets

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks host the Denver Nuggets at State Farm Arena on Sunday evening. Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce will miss the game due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Cam Reddish John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Rajon Rondo (low back pain) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: Keys to victory vs the Denver Nuggets

The Atlanta Hawks host the Denver Nuggets in what appears to be a very interesting matchup. The Nuggets have a longer injury list than the Hawks but only one starter, Paul Millsap is on it. They have a shortened rotation and this could hurt the team which is playing the last of a four-game road […] Atlanta Hawks: Keys to victory vs the Denver Nuggets - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Atlanta Hawks: Could Lloyd Pierce pay the price for early struggles?

The Atlanta Hawks have been in free fall for the last couple of weeks. They have lost players through injury but with their depth, they should be able to cover this. They have been comprehensively outplayed in some games and lost leads in the fourth in others. This has the hallmarks of a team who […] Atlanta Hawks: Could Lloyd Pierce pay the price for early struggles? - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Game Thread 2/19/21: Hawks at Celtics

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via The Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics face off again on Friday night. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Cam Reddish John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Rajon Rondo (low back pain) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

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Hawks land at No. 2 in NBA team prospect rankings

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks are 12-16 through 28 games and, while that record falls short of disaster territory, it also trails behind preseason expectations for the team. While there are myriad reasons for the team’s struggles, ranging from injuries to shooting variance, the future remains bright for the organization. In fact, Sam Vecenie of The Athletic released his team prospect rankings this week, and the Hawks landed at No. 2 in the NBA. For the sake of context, this project evaluates “any player on a first-round rookie-scale deal, and...

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NBA Writer Suggests Celtics Should Consider Bringing Back This Big Man

The Boston Celtics need to change something up if they want to get out of their current slump. The team dipped back to .500 on Wednesday night thanks to a 122-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden. Injuries have been a major issue, but the team’s consistency as a whole has been the […] The post NBA Writer Suggests Celtics Should Consider Bringing Back This Big Man appeared first on NESN.com.

Dwight Howard to the Lakers is not likely to happen - Brian Windhorst | SportsCenter

Brian Windhorst joins SportsCenter to discuss the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers signing Dwight Howard in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' ACL injury. They also discuss 2019 NBA rookies predicting that Cam Reddish of the Atlanta Hawks will have a bett