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Peachtree Hoops Aug 19, 2016

Video: Dwight Howard putting in work on jumpshot

Dwight Howard attempted 13 shots that were outside of 10 feet during the 2016 season, but it appears that he is putting in the work this offseason to make his jump shot a more regular part of his game. Building muscle memory for Dwight Howard (Atlanta Hawks). Art of Shooting. Repetition, Repetition, Repetition. #NBA pic.twitter.com/KKaNf1fEbB— Lethal Shooter (@LethalShooter__) August 20, 2016 Knocking shots down in practice is one thing and making them in a game is another. However, it is encouraging to see Howard working on his shot so much this offseason especially given his...
Peachtree Hoops Aug 9, 2016

Hawks Roundtable: Which offseason acquisition will have the biggest impact

Which offseason acquisition will have the biggest impact on the Atlanta Hawks? Easy question right? The Peachtree Hoops staff is passing the dog days of August away by discussing the main storylines surrounding the Atlanta Hawks heading into next season. If you missed Part 1 in this series check it out here. Which off-season acquisition will have the biggest impact? (Kris Willis): The answer has to be Dwight Howard but we will have to wait and see whether that is a positive or a negative impact. Credit Howard for saying all of the right things since signing in Atlanta and for embarking on...
Rufus on Fire Aug 8, 2016

Atlanta Hawks 2016 Offseason Review

The Hawks lost key starters in Al Hortford and Jeff Teague, but will remain competitive in the Southeast Division with the signing of Dwight Howard, and promotion of Dennis Schroder as the starting point guard. 2015-16 Record: 48-34 (T-1st in the Southeast Division; T-3rd in the Eastern Conference) Key Additions: Dwight Howard, Jarrett Jack, Taurean Prince, Malcom Delaney Key Departures: Al Hortford, Jeff Teague, Kurt Hinrich Two seasons ago, the Atlanta Hawks won a franchise best 60 games and made the Eastern Conference finals. Much has changed since that season, yet the team remains...
Peachtree Hoops Aug 7, 2016

Can Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard coexist?

Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard looks good on paper, but can they function together? How will they stack up against the rest of the frontcourts in the league? Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard looks like an excellent front court duo on paper. The two looks to be on par with the upper echelon frontcourt pairings of the league. However, what looks good on paper doesn't always translate to reality. So how might these two function together and will it be able to work? Defensively, this pairing has the potential to wreak absolute havoc on the rest of the league. Dwight Howard is one of the best rim...
Peachtree Hoops Aug 4, 2016

Locked on Hawks Podcast: Lineup rankings, Millsap/Howard, etc.

Episode 14 is here. Episode 14 of the Locked on Hawks podcast is here and it is a solo show. Topics include the following: CBS Sports ranked all 30 NBA starting lineups and all 30 NBA benches. The Hawks ranked too high on one list and not high enough on the other. Remember when Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard got into it over stickum? What we can take away from Dennis Schröder and Tiago Splitter playing so well together Should you be worried about Dwight Howard's post-ups? If you haven't yet, today would be a fantastic day to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and, if you enjoy the...

Orlando Magic release 2016 preseason schedule

The Orlando Magic’s 2016 preseason schedule includes an Oct. 5 road exhibition against the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, an Oct. 12 home opener versus the San Antonio Spurs and an Oct. 16 visit from Dwight Howard’s new team, the Atlanta Hawks. The Magic will play a total of seven preseason...

Starting job is Nikola Vucevic's to lose

Regardless of what is written on the wall, Nikola Vucevic prepares to fight for his starting spot. The Orlando Magic are facing a unique situation following a draft day trade and an offseason filled with signings reflecting the new inflated NBA salary cap. Nikola Vucevic, Orlando’s primary starting center since the departure of Dwight Howard, who was the Magic's highest paid player following the mid-season trade of Tobias Harris, suddenly finds himself the fifth highest paid player on the team and the team’s second highest paid center. The Magic pushed many of their chips to the center...