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  1. With the team so young and unbalanced, this SHOULD happen. In this yrs draft, we need to get someone solid, the rebuilding phase needs to be done after this yr!! Even the games that we win are suspect. We have to outscore everyone because of the lack of defense. One more good pick and one more from FA and we should be set. I believe in the Centers we have now, Bruno, Capela and Dedmon, our PG's are set Teague and Young, the wings at the 2 and 3 are good with Cam, Deandre, Huerter and Brembry. We have Collins but we still need a hybrid PF and another playmaker.
  2. I'm for him if Huerter is a starter next yr over Reddish. Can't have Trae and Huerter playing next to each other. Collins has been looking better, for now. I like holding everyone accountable, including the coaches.
  3. There's a lot of players injured too. I feel that Vince Carter should have been put in earlier to provide a spark but its hard to judge because we always fall behind and then catch up. Because we are streaky and frequently fall behind, its hard to determine when to make that critical wholesale change. Its a young team and hopefully the team will mature next yr.
  4. I just learned that I can move up to row A from row C for next yr, so I'm in a REALLY good mood(will stay positive)! I'm not against Collins, despite how some feel. I hope he can become a top 3 PF. I'll GLADLY eat my words if he does so. Jeff Teague is a good PG but he depends on having teammates who know's what to do. He's not an aggressive playmaker like Trae. He's ALOT more of a passive-agressive playmaker that when he makes a pass and a player is open, they either make a play or make a 2nd pass for a better shot. However, with so many rooks on the team, they are often in the wrong alignment and he's not effective with rookies. I've been vocal about it, in this draft, there's a player who's an aggressive playmaker that I would love to have. Especially since its not a given that Teague will stay.
  5. Who's hating?
  6. I read it. He's not even in the top 10 and nowhere near the top 5. Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pascal Siakim, Draymond Green, Kristaps Porzingis, Montrezl Harrell, Tobias Harris, Aaron Gordon, Blake Griffin etc. I'm not even including others that I think are better but too new like Jaren Jackson Jr, Zion Williamson and others who STILL arguably better like Sabonis, Julius Randle, Bertans, etc. I DO think he's got upswing and he's in the top half of the league. The MAX contract stuff, lack of defense and PED's kinda pushes back how high he really is. I could be wrong but I doubt it. Right now, this team isn't even in the middle of the pack in the league but next year we will find out with Capella, Hunter, Reddish all being in the regular rotation.
  7. Nothing, its nothing personal but people saying he's the 4th best PF is the league, at this point, is crazy. Look below Top 5 as of today IMHO 1. Jason Tatum (Made Kwahi look old and SLOW) 2. Trae Young (Hopefully will take the top spot if his defense improves) 3. Ja Morant, he put the team on his shoulders and to this point, they are in the playoffs IN THE WEST! 4. Luka Doncic, Pretty good but he hasn't proven anything to me. I'll still take Trae and Reddish for that trade. 5. OPEN, Heck no to Zion, he's ONLY played 12 games, so heck no. Just NO!
  8. Tomorrow he plays against Aaron Gordon. The last time Gordon BULLIED him. Let's see if another PF has a career night against Collins.
  9. He had a good game last night. Huerter was terrible.
  10. I hope we thrash them next yr .. and tonight! 100% agree. Thank you TS!! I'm not harping on him. Its just that TRAE is sooo bad on defense, you can't have so many liabilities on defense. Collins is GREAT on offense. He knows what to do, especially on Pick and Rolls. His 3 pt percentages are great and I've seen him make tough shot after shot. The problem is that I think that Cam Reddish will be the 2nd best player on the team. I think that Hunter will be our 3 and D guy. I think that Capella will shore up our rebounds and a slight low post threat. That leaves the PF position. If Trae has a PF who has defense, that would be more important than a offensive PF. When you have Lebron, you can have a Kuzma, when you have Trae, you need more of a Draymond Green. Lastly, I don't think people are dumping on Collins (and not me either) but you can't just watch and see that much potential wasted because of a lack of defense and PED's. Just saying... I used to get this mad about Josh Smith too, its not like I didn't like him but even the FANs started booing when he kept shooting threes. HE had ALL-STAR potential but he never got aggressive driving the ball to the basket (even Horford said so). So yea, after yrs of disappointment, I'm a "show me the money" FAN. Ben Simmons and many others can't shore up their shortcomings but again, on a team when you have Trae at the point, you have to adapt. I don't have a personal grudge against Collins.
  11. Your talking about the ht of Collins vs Hunter, I've already corrected myself on that, good try for baiting though. Ty, I'm not against him but we've been the club that gets draft picks from other organizations who overpay. It would be stupid to go the same route IMHO. Again, personally, I think that Hunter, Trae and Reddish have more upside (the three will be asking for MAX contracts too) and I'm hoping to get another superstar so we will have a chance to get the trophy. I personally like the trade for Trae and Reddish vs Doncic and I believe it will be a race to see who gets the trophy first. For that to happen, Schlenk will have to make the right moves.
  12. Trae, Reddish, Hunter, PF (Crowder/ Harkless/Wilson Chandler, etc), Capella for starters Teague, Huerter, Brembry, Collins, Dedmon Draft Deni Avdija for future PF. Trade Collins for a future pick if possible. I'm 100% against players asking for MAX before they deserve it and will leave Trae as the undisputed leader of the team.
  13. I personally think this would be a very good destination for him. He hasn't signed an extension so I think he's waiting for the playoffs to make a decision and I don't think he will get a ring from the Bucks. After that, he's leaving for another team and personally again, he will want to go to a talented young team in the East and IMHO, the Hawks are the most talented. Boston would be a good place but they don't have any money and the same with the Heat. Other than those two, who else is there? US the HAWKS!! It would still be a small chance but I hope it happens.
  14. Look at Bam own Collins. A real-time look at the 2019-2020 salary cap totals for each NBA team, including estimated cap space. Cap Maximum: $109,140,000 Luxury Tax Threshold: $132,627,000
  15. https://hoopshype.com/2018/10/11/nba-luxury-tax/ Nope, being over the cap is being over the cap. Its soft but the Atlanta Hawks doesn't generate enough revenue to afford being over IMHO. The Lakers are over by 11 mil but they generate far more revenue.