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Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young is Already One of the NBA’s Best Passers

A quick summation of the season so far from Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks – looked at specifically through the lens of his incredible passing ability. When the Atlanta Hawks drafted Trae Young 5th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, many believed it was something of a reach – even though he was the […] Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young is Already One of the NBA’s Best Passers - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Soaring Down South Feb 20, 2019

Atlanta Hawks: Comparisons for Trae Young, John Collins and Taurean Prince

Comparisons thus far for three of the Atlanta Hawks most important players: Trae Young, John Collins and Taurean Prince. Alright so as I was doing my legal homework I got bored out of my mind and wanted to see the most favorable (and slightly absurd) season comparisons I could find on Basketball Reference using their season […] Atlanta Hawks: Comparisons for Trae Young, John Collins and Taurean Prince - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
ClutchPoints Feb 19, 2019
Hawks’ Trae Young says he’s grown ‘tremendously’ during rookie season

Hawks’ Trae Young says he’s grown ‘tremendously’ during rookie season

Atlanta Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young got off to a slow start this season, and the critics were ready to call him a bust. As he’s done his entire life, though, Young blocked out all the outside noise and just worked on his craft day in and day out. He didn’t care that Dallas […] The post Hawks’ Trae Young says he’s grown ‘tremendously’ during rookie season appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 19, 2019
Hawks’ Taurean Prince hopes to make critics ‘choke on their words later’

Hawks’ Taurean Prince hopes to make critics ‘choke on their words later’

The Atlanta Hawks are no doubt one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference. However, it can be argued that they have the most upside compared to other bottom-of-the-barrel teams. With rookie point guard Trae Young and up-and-coming big man John Collins slowly becoming the new faces of the Hawks franchise, veteran forward Taurean […] The post Hawks’ Taurean Prince hopes to make critics ‘choke on their words later’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
SportsDay Feb 19, 2019
Atlanta GM explains why Hawks traded Luka Doncic for Trae Young, one thing fans don't know about the deal

Atlanta GM explains why Hawks traded Luka Doncic for Trae Young, one thing fans don't know about the deal

The numbers say Dallas Mavericks sensation Luka Doncic is the NBA's Rookie of the Year (and it's not even close). Numbers aren't the only thing hyping up Dallas' rookie this year.LeBron James has spoken very highly of Doncic. Kevin Durant has as well. Steve Kerr, too. The list seemingly goes on and on.So why did the Atlanta Hawks pass on adding Doncic during the 2018 NBA draft? Their GM -- Travis Schlenk -- answered that question recently on "The Woj Pod" hosted by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Before getting into the why, here's the full draft-night deal:-- Dallas sent the fifth overall pick...
Peachtree Hoops Feb 19, 2019
Locked on Hawks: Cole Zwicker on Atlanta’s core (Part 1)

Locked on Hawks: Cole Zwicker on Atlanta’s core (Part 1)

Part one of a two-part show focuses on Atlanta’s young core. Good morning! The Locked on Hawks podcast is back and, this week, we have a two-part episode featuring the great Cole Zwicker of The Stepien. Part one (Episode 532 for our purposes) features the following topics: Trae Young’s been impressive this season on the offensive end How much should fans worry about his defensive limitations? Checking in on Kevin Huerter, DeAndre’ Bembry, Taurean Prince and Omari Spellman from a development standpoint John Collins has some defensive questions that make it hard to build around...
ClutchPoints Feb 18, 2019
Hawks’ Trae Young reacts to not being invited to NBA TV’s discussion about top rookies

Hawks’ Trae Young reacts to not being invited to NBA TV’s discussion about top rookies

NBA TV held a discussion with some of the top rookies of this season, but Atlanta Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young wasn’t invited. Phoenix Suns big man Deandre Ayton, Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, Dallas Mavericks point-forward Luka Doncic and Memphis Grizzlies center Jaren Jackson Jr. were invited to talk about their rookie […] The post Hawks’ Trae Young reacts to not being invited to NBA TV’s discussion about top rookies appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 17, 2019
Hawks GM Travis Schlenk explains why Atlanta made Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade

Hawks GM Travis Schlenk explains why Atlanta made Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade

The Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks made sure that rookie point guards Trae Young and Luka Doncic would be linked together forever upon swapping the tandem of up-and-comers at the 2018 NBA Draft. After originally selected Doncic at No. 3 overall, the Hawks promptly shipped the Slovenian point guard to Dallas in exchange for the aforementioned […] The post Hawks GM Travis Schlenk explains why Atlanta made Trae Young-Luka Doncic trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Peachtree Hoops Feb 16, 2019
John Collins exits in first round of Slam Dunk Contest

John Collins exits in first round of Slam Dunk Contest

An early night for the second-year big man. Coming off of a highlight driven performance on Friday night in the Rising Stars game (and an impressive Skills Challenge showing from teammate Trae Young), second-year Atlanta Hawks standout John Collins took the grand stage of NBA All-Star Saturday night in the Slam Dunk contest. Competing alongside Collins were Miles Bridges from the hometown Charlotte Hornets, Dennis Smith Jr. of the New York Knicks and Hamidou Diallo of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Collins led off the contest, and his first jam of the night was a beauty, but the jam only...
SportsDay Feb 16, 2019
'We still won the trade': Trae Young beats Mavs' Luka Doncic in second round of NBA All-Star skills challenge

'We still won the trade': Trae Young beats Mavs' Luka Doncic in second round of NBA All-Star skills challenge

Coming off the Rising Stars game on Friday where Luka Doncic appeared more interesting in soaking in the NBA All-Star venue rather than competing, he showed a little flair in the skills challenge on Saturday. He drew the Lakers' Kyle Kuzma in the first round of the skills challenge. Despite falling behind, Doncic's halfcourt 3-point attempt appeared to disrupt Kuzma while the 19-year-old rookie caught up and drained the 3-pointer to advance to the next round. That set up a second-round matchup against the Hawks' Trae Young, who the Mavs selected with the fifth pick in the 2018 NBA draft and...
Peachtree Hoops Feb 16, 2019
Trae Young falls victim to halfcourt shot in Skills Challenge final

Trae Young falls victim to halfcourt shot in Skills Challenge final

So close. After a stellar 25-point, ten-assist, seven-rebound performance in a win for Team USA in the Rising Stars game on Friday, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young looked to build on what was an outstanding debut at All-Star Weekend in Saturday night’s NBA Skills Challenge. Luka Doncic (DAL), De’Aaron Fox (SAC), Jayson Tatum (BOS), Mike Conley (MEM), Nikola Jokic (DEN), Nikola Vucevic (ORL) and Kyle Kuzma (LAL) participated in the competition as well. Through a rather strange televised selection process involving Karl Anthony-Towns and Ludacris, it was determined that Young and...
Peachtree Hoops Feb 16, 2019
NBA All-Star Saturday Thread

NBA All-Star Saturday Thread

Hop on board! NBA All-Star Weekend is in full swing in Charlotte and Saturday night is always a gathering to remember. This year, the Atlanta Hawks have two representatives in action, with John Collins headlining the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest and Trae Young taking part in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. As always, feel free to use the comments below to discuss the action and be cordial to one another in the process. Event Info Event Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 16, 8:00 pm ET Location: Spectrum Center TV: TNT Streaming: TNT Overtime Skills Challenge Participants Mike Conley, Grizzlies Luka...
ClutchPoints Feb 15, 2019
Video: Hawks’ Trae Young nutmegs Deandre Ayton in All-Star Rising Stars Challenge

Video: Hawks’ Trae Young nutmegs Deandre Ayton in All-Star Rising Stars Challenge

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young has shown off his ballhandling skills during his rookie season and they were on display again during the NBA Rising Stars Challenge as part of the All-Star Weekend’s festivities. Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was the unlucky recipient of an up-close look of Young’s dribbling savvy. The 7’1″ Ayton […] The post Video: Hawks’ Trae Young nutmegs Deandre Ayton in All-Star Rising Stars Challenge appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 15, 2019
Video: Hawks’ Trae Young crosses over Josh Okogie in All-Star Rising Stars Game

Video: Hawks’ Trae Young crosses over Josh Okogie in All-Star Rising Stars Game

Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young schooled Minnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie with this fancy move during the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend. Trae Young completely broke down Josh Okogie, HANDLES
Peachtree Hoops Feb 15, 2019
Young, Collins help Team USA down Team World in Rising Stars Challenge

Young, Collins help Team USA down Team World in Rising Stars Challenge

Highlights galore on Friday night. The Atlanta Hawks are a fun young team that have selected a handful of intriguing pieces in the last two drafts. On Friday night, that was put on full display in the NBA Rising Stars competition as part of All-Star Weekend. Two young members of the Hawks, Trae Young and John Collins, were selected to play for underdog Team USA as teammates against Team World in something of a “tune-up” for the rest of the festivities. Young is having an awesome first NBA season at the ripe old age of 20, averaging 17 points, over 7.5 assists and almost 3.5 rebounds...

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