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    jayu70 got a reaction from blkbigdog35 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Defense is our problem Embiid is a load and he's going to get his, but we have not been able to stop anyone else, Namely Tobias Harris. (We are really missing Hunter here).
    Nate stubbornness to not start Huerter is glaring. Solo amd Snell combined for 1 point/2rebounds - we cannot win with this kind of non production from the starting SF position, especially since they aren't even giving us anything defensively on Tobias Harris.
    I'd like to see the Hawks go big for stretches:
    Gallo guarding Embiid, Clint vs Simmons, he can be the doubler on Embiid and play more centerfield defense and rim protection since Ben won't shoot from distance, Collins vs Harris, if Collins wants that pay day gotta show us something. 
    I don't like the pace we are playing with, it's too slow, we especially need to get Trae going downhill and forcing the action- we are playing too much halfcourt against Philly's set defense. Pick up the pace.
     
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    jayu70 got a reaction from VTCrunkler in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Defense is our problem Embiid is a load and he's going to get his, but we have not been able to stop anyone else, Namely Tobias Harris. (We are really missing Hunter here).
    Nate stubbornness to not start Huerter is glaring. Solo amd Snell combined for 1 point/2rebounds - we cannot win with this kind of non production from the starting SF position, especially since they aren't even giving us anything defensively on Tobias Harris.
    I'd like to see the Hawks go big for stretches:
    Gallo guarding Embiid, Clint vs Simmons, he can be the doubler on Embiid and play more centerfield defense and rim protection since Ben won't shoot from distance, Collins vs Harris, if Collins wants that pay day gotta show us something. 
    I don't like the pace we are playing with, it's too slow, we especially need to get Trae going downhill and forcing the action- we are playing too much halfcourt against Philly's set defense. Pick up the pace.
     
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    jayu70 reacted to Beef in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Huerter had a cold game (just like all of our guys) because everytime he breathed on a Philly player they called a foul on him. Already had 3 fouls with 10 mins to go in the 2nd period, and 5 fouls when the 4th started.
    We can’t play with any confidence under these conditions.
    Embiid averaged 10 free throws a game during regular season, and he’s averaging 16 a game vs us.  During the Wizards series he averaged 7.  SEVEN! But 16 vs us. That’s BS.
    Meanwhile, Trae averaged nearly 9 free throws a game during regular season but is averaging 7 vs Philly. And repeatedly they refuse to give him shot continuation free throws while Philly consistently gets shot continuation 2-3 seconds after whistles are blown.
    Philly gets to hack us to death with reach-ins, arm slaps, elbows to the face (Snell got stitches, Bogi almost knocked out, JC with a fat lip - no fouls called on any of them), ridiculously hard body-checks (way more aggressive than normal or what we’re allowed to do), constant moving screens, insane amounts of over-the-back on rebounds, and their boxing outs are obnoxiously aggressive with shoving and throwing elbows (and then we get called for the foul), constant charging no-calls, constant traveling no-calls… the list is so freaking long.
    And we simply are not being allowed the same leniency or style of play. So much so that even when we are all-ball with our hands on defense we are being called for fouls. We jump straight up with hands and arms not even touching them (especially Embiid) and they still blow the whistle against us.  The term “ticky-tack foul” is a monumental understatement with what we’re constantly getting called for.
    The TV networks won’t even show most of the foul replays anymore because they consistently show us not even touching the player, and they know it’s happening.
    We help our guys off the floor as they purposely walk into us and we get called for a technical foul.
    The ball goes off them out of bounds, as clearly seen on replay, but they overturn the original call without even doing a replay review and give the ball to Philly (this has happened several times now).
    Embiid can stand in the paint for 10 seconds waiting for shots, but we get called for 3-second violation when Embiid is standing just outside the paint dribbling for 5 seconds.
     
    I can understand why our guys look defeated already.  The deck is so clearly stacked against them and the refs are dealing from the bottom. The league doesn’t want Atlanta in the ECF or beyond.  They’re pissed we beat the Knicks and cost them a ton of revenue.  Ratings are in the tank big time and they are partly blaming us.
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    jayu70 reacted to Expert Poster in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Still don't get Nate's aversion to sending Ben to the line. We cut it to 13 and could have extended the game by fouling him, but not only did we not foul, but we didn't even go into a full court press. 
    I credit Nate for completely revitalizing the Hawks' season, but I've been a little underwhelmed with his game management in the playoffs. 
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    jayu70 got a reaction from rcky_mtn_falcon in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
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    jayu70 reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in De’Andre Hunter’s absence is glaring for Hawks against Sixers - The Athletic   
    We STILL can win this series, but it just got a whole Lot harder WITHOUT him.
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    jayu70 got a reaction from thofin21 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
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    jayu70 got a reaction from tl;dr in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
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    jayu70 got a reaction from blkbigdog35 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
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    jayu70 got a reaction from Mr.11 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
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    jayu70 got a reaction from therawest in Trae Young   
    Remember also when Trae wasn't selected as part of Team USA and LP said publicly that Trae wasn't ready, seems he might have had a hand in that too since he was one of the coaches.  Trae was not happy about it at all.
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    jayu70 reacted to blkbigdog35 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Man I’m ready and I know our boys are going to be ready!  
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    jayu70 reacted to TheTrue7 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    I’m just loving seeing all these quality posters back. Been a bit fellas
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    jayu70 reacted to Willy Mo in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    One of the funniest things about reading Knick fan reactions to their loss is about how them getting to the playoffs with a scrappy team was similar to what the Nets and Clippers did to attract stars and like....lol
    Their two best players don't even have right hands. And they could barely score over 90 points (in the 2021 NBA! where the average PPG for a team is around 110!) because they played guys like Reggie Bullock and Noel/Gibson who don't really provide any offense whatsoever, and the Hawks just swarmed their decent scorers.
    That team is gonna suck major *** next year when Barret and Randle aren't shooting 40% from 3. The playoffs, I think, showed that was a mirage, possibly due to the lack of crowds. 
     
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    jayu70 reacted to Beef in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    I’m with Willy Mo. We absolutely need a play creator who can play some D backing up Trae. Another true PG, instead of these converted SG’s.
    Think of what our second unit is. Gallo, Huerter, Reddish, Hill, Snell, and OO.
    And yet Lou comes in and has minimal capacity to truly activate these guy’s capabilities.  Lou is an undersized off-ball 2 that we are literally forcing to play the point. And the only reason it’s moderately working is because he can score at a nice clip and our second unit is an above average rebounding/second chance group.
    And Dunn is nearly the same thing except he plays D but can’t score as well as Lou.
    But just imagine if we had a backup PG who could delve out 7-8 assists in 15-18 mins every night, while also playing some lockdown D.
    This is possible with our second unit that’s full of incredible shooters. And as athletic as OO has proven to be, he’s a Capela 2.0 in the making.
    Goodwin showed flashes at times, but you can just tell he’s at his ceiling, which is barely average and inconsistent.
    Our next draft needs to be a first round PG and then start trying to find a decent 7-footer.
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    jayu70 got a reaction from blkbigdog35 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    I don't trust that Dunn can be our backup PG going into next season. 
    I'd be ok getting a guy like TJ  McConnell as backup PG. 
    Or depending on how things play out in Denver in the playoffs and the salary cap implicatioms for them they maybe ok moving a guy like Monte Morris for pick #20. I'm hoping we can get a Capela like player at PG for our pick #20....a young player on a decent long term contract.
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    jayu70 reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    I have a feeling that Philly is going to adjust themselves right out of tonight’s game. 
    Oh and we still don’t know what Embiid going to bring to the table tonight. That’s assuming he’s able to come to the table or course.
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    jayu70 reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Coach Bud looks on the sideline are worth the price alone!
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    jayu70 reacted to blkbigdog35 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Keeping JC is extremely important and I still think we need a solid backup pg if Dunn doesn’t pan out!  I really like how our current roster is built!
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    jayu70 reacted to tl;dr in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Some of our key players by age and years of experience in parenthesis: 
    Bogi: 28 (3)
    Capella: 27 (6)
    Collins: 23 (3)
    Gallo: 32 (11)
    Solo: 30 (7)
    Huerter: 22 (2)
    Hunter: 23 (1)
    Onyeka: 20 (R)
    Reddish: 21 (1)
    Snell: 29 (7)
    Lou Will: 34 (15)
    Trae: 22(2)
    A lot of these guys are under contract for several years too. If we keep Collins, we would just need a few bench players via resigning or whatnot 
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    jayu70 reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in 2021 Playoffs Round 2 - Hawks#5 vs Sixers#1   
    Or is Milwaukee just laying down and taking up the poop shoot and liking it??? 
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    jayu70 reacted to tl;dr in NBA Playoffs Thread   
    ain’t that the truth. The Julio deal turned out pretty well for us, the Braves took 2/3 from the Dodgers, and the Hawks are looking like they are going to give the Sixers some trouble 
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    jayu70 reacted to VTCrunkler in NBA Playoffs Thread   
    You know what I love?  That Atlanta sports are Finally getting some positive national run. They are actually talking about teams I care about on the radio! 
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    jayu70 reacted to Willy Mo in NBA Playoffs Thread   
    What I hate about the Luka convo, is that before this playoffs, when every pundit was on the Trae hate train, they would constantly and consistently **** on his defense.
    But he's 6'1 185 in a league were the average height/weight is around 6'5 220. He physically, cannot guard most players lol 
    Luka, on the other, is JUST as bad as a defender as Trae. Even the defensive metrics/analytics will point this out to you. He has no lateral quickness whatsoever, no defensive fundamentals or hand discipline, and honestly, doesn't look like he bothers to try on defense. It's why the Clippers kept seeking him out on mismatches all series.
    And he's 6'8 235! What the **** is his excuse? They don't even bring up his poor defense. It's horrible. 
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    jayu70 got a reaction from Beef in NBA Playoffs Thread   
    That's not a thing.   They are trying to hard. 😆
     
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