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Hawks Ongoing Season Comments Thread
Can't start much better than 1-0, right?
Trae Young looks spectacular. If Reddish develops into his potential, that draft-day trade to send Luka to Dallas will look better and better.
What happened to Jabari Parker? He looked like a man possessed out there last night. He averaged 20 ppg back in 2016; if the Hawks system can unlock his game, he could be a scary threat off the bench. His game is so weird; it seems like he plays a half-beat off of everybody else on the floor, but if it works it works.
John Collins might be the best value of the 2017 NBA Draft. If you had to re-rank right now, I think you would put Donovan Mitchell at #1 (taken #13), then Collins (#17) or Tatum (#3). Collins nearly averaged 20-10 last year in just 30 minutes per game, and it looks like he’s got room to grow.
De’Andre Hunter looked very good. 14 points in his debut, plus solid defense. He’s that 3-and-D wing that the Hawks were sorely missing. Bruno looked smooth. Vince Carter is immortal.
It’s one game, and there’s nothing I love more than overreacting to a small sample size, but I felt going into the season we could contend for a playoff spot. That would be a great accomplishment for this young team and regime. Can’t wait to see how it plays out!