6:19 PM EST, Thu January 27, 2022
4 hours ago

Proposals, pros, and cons for the top John Collins trade rumors

The Atlanta Hawks (22-25) are on a five-game heater with their most recent victory coming convincingly over the Sacramento Kings. They’ve turned up the intensity defensively and are getting lights-play from Trae Young as well as De’Andre Hunter while the bench allowed those two and the rest of the starters to take a breather versus the […] Proposals, pros, and cons for the top John Collins trade rumors - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
8 hours ago

The Lou Williams/Onyeka Okongwu connection is growing for the Atlanta Hawks

When the Atlanta Hawks took Onyeka Okongwu with the sixth pick in the NBA draft they knew they had a good one. He was seen as a defender who excelled in the pick and roll, both areas where the Hawks needed help last season. Ex-head coach Lloyd Pierce missed opportunities to develop Okongwu but this […] The Lou Williams/Onyeka Okongwu connection is growing for the Atlanta Hawks - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
10 hours ago

The Atlanta Hawks got some much needed rest for their starters vs SAC

The Atlanta Hawks (22-25) have now won five games in a row, just two short of their season-best mark for consecutive wins. It came at the expense of the Sacramento Kings who fell 121-104 who were without De’Aaron Fox while the Hawks got Bogdan Bogdanovic back from his five-game absence. It was the third multi-game absence […] The Atlanta Hawks got some much needed rest for their starters vs SAC - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
12 hours ago

Grading Bogdan Bogdanovic’s return for the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks welcomed back Bogdan Bogdanovic to their lineup against the Sacramento Kings which meant that they had no player on the injury list. This has not happened since Janury of 2020, two years ago. When he first hit the court Bogdanovic looked a little rusty. He missed his first free throw attempt before […] Grading Bogdan Bogdanovic’s return for the Atlanta Hawks - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 26, 2022

Jalen Johnson’s game-winner is just the latest encouraging sign

It wasn’t that long ago that some pockets of Atlanta Hawks fandom had an eye towards the future. Even as the team has clawed itself out of the doldrums and back into its typical competitive self, there are questions with regards to the handling of some of the younger talent on this roster. Second-year guard […] Jalen Johnson’s game-winner is just the latest encouraging sign - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 26, 2022

Onyeka Okongwu has taken a leap for the Atlanta Hawks this season

When the Atlanta Hawks drafted Onyeka Okongwu with the sixth pick in the 2020 NBA draft, they knew that they had a good one. He was slow out of the blocks in his rookie season through injury and this cost him a place in the rotations under Lloyd Pierce. The Hawks missed countless opportunities under […] Onyeka Okongwu has taken a leap for the Atlanta Hawks this season - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 26, 2022

De’Andre Hunter should help limit the Kings guards this time around

The worst thing the Atlanta Hawks (21-25) could do right now would be to look ahead. Not that they are, but there is a serious risk when taking a glance at the upcoming schedule. Sure, they have a tilt with the Phoenix Suns on the horizon. But a matchup with the Sacramento Kings offers more pitfalls […] De’Andre Hunter should help limit the Kings guards this time around - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 26, 2022

Delon Wright’s defense is finally helping fuel the Atlanta Hawks offense

The Atlanta Hawks are starting to settle into their roles now that the budding young star Cam Reddish has been traded to the New York Knicks. They are also about to get their starting shooting guard back from his knee injury meaning that the Hawks have no long-term injuries on their squad. This means that […] Delon Wright’s defense is finally helping fuel the Atlanta Hawks offense - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 25, 2022

The Atlanta Hawks upcoming homestand is critical for turnaround

What a wild ride this season has been for the Atlanta Hawks (21-25) already. They have shaken off their slump just as they did earlier in the year, with a winning streak. Once again, a disturbance in the chemistry has been addressed. And a campaign that can be broken into chapters is starting to set up […] The Atlanta Hawks upcoming homestand is critical for turnaround - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 25, 2022

The Atlanta Hawks have a Sharife Cooper problem

The Atlanta Hawks have started to get their season back on track. They are riding a four-game winning streak which is needed given that they were eight games back from a .500 record. Given how competitive the Eastern Conference is this year, the Hawks would only be in the play-in seeding at this record, not […] The Atlanta Hawks have a Sharife Cooper problem - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 25, 2022

Trae Young’s ‘Player of the Week’ Performance has keyed Atlanta Hawks streak

The Atlanta Hawks are surging, and not a moment too soon either. Their 113-91 win over the Charlotte Hornets pushed their winning streak to four games and snapped a mini-skid on the road. More importantly, it allowed them to hold their ground, even if they haven’t been able to make any headway in the Eastern […] Trae Young’s ‘Player of the Week’ Performance has keyed Atlanta Hawks streak - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 25, 2022

Why Bogdan Bogdanovic needs to start over Kevin Huerter for the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have moved their winning streak to four with an impressive takedown of the Charlotte Hornets at their place. It was an impressive performance, led by Trae Young’s 30-piece where he tied a career-high with eight 3-point bombs. During this streak, Kevin Huerter has been a really good foil for Young in the […] Why Bogdan Bogdanovic needs to start over Kevin Huerter for the Atlanta Hawks - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 24, 2022

Impact on the Atlanta Hawks of Ben Simmons being off the table

The hope was that the Atlanta Hawks (21-25) four-game winning streak and improving health would lead to radio silence with regards to all of the trade talk. Especially with Cam Reddish’s trade to the New York Knicks seemingly sparking this run, or at least, simplifying things during it. As we’ve noted, Kevin Knox has acquitted himself […] Impact on the Atlanta Hawks of Ben Simmons being off the table - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 24, 2022

Atlanta Hawks: Cam Reddish sees first action with Knicks since trade

After five games, former Atlanta Hawks forward, and the 10th-overall pick in 2019, Cam Reddish finally got his first bit of playing time with his new team, the New York Knicks. It comes after he was traded for Kevin Knox and a protected first-round pick and was shelved with an ankle injury. Reddish’s debut comes in […] Atlanta Hawks: Cam Reddish sees first action with Knicks since trade - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Jan 24, 2022

Will Kevin Knox keep his place in the Atlanta Hawks rotation when Bogi returns?

The Atlanta Hawks are riding the back of a four-game win streak that stretches back to their home game against the world champion Milwaukee Bucks. They have ridden on the back of Trae Young’s offense and Onyeka Okongwu’s defense. However, there is one other piece of the puzzle that has changed for the Hawks which […] Will Kevin Knox keep his place in the Atlanta Hawks rotation when Bogi returns? - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog