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    jayu70 got a reaction from Beef in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    We are not 'OK' at backup PG.  Since we drafted Trae there has been a revolving door of backup PGs that just has not been able to run the offense adequately.  We get it in spurts.  Time to get that fixed. The teams on off numbers with and without Trae is nasty.  
    A lot of rebounding is about having our perimeter players boxing out - they were horrible at it.
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    jayu70 got a reaction from Beef in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
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    jayu70 got a reaction from Mr.11 in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    Sometimes guys are just that good.  Giannis and Embiid are MVP type players.
    Lopez scoring was from guard penetration with easy dump offs because our bigs are rotating to help on the dribble penetration.  Having Hunter and Cam back should limit the dibble drive.
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    jayu70 reacted to TheTrue7 in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    Got to play smarter help defense. Youth was ever so prevalent in that aspect. Good news is they're young. They'll learn.
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    jayu70 got a reaction from JDFIII in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    I won't call it soft, those guys are just bigger and skilled - legit 7 footers with weight.  Imagine having to battle Embiid for 7 games, then turn around and matchup vs Lopez.  It takes a toll - I remember JC saying 'Embiid is HUGE!'  
    Hawks don't have a 7 footer on the roster. 
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    jayu70 got a reaction from blkbigdog35 in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
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    jayu70 got a reaction from blkbigdog35 in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    We are not 'OK' at backup PG.  Since we drafted Trae there has been a revolving door of backup PGs that just has not been able to run the offense adequately.  We get it in spurts.  Time to get that fixed. The teams on off numbers with and without Trae is nasty.  
    A lot of rebounding is about having our perimeter players boxing out - they were horrible at it.
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    jayu70 reacted to wuskillzz in Suns vs Bucks   
    I am happy its not one of the super teams.  I am kind hoping Suns for CP3, but won"t be upset if either team wins.  
    I am primarily excited about the growth of the Hawks
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    jayu70 reacted to NashvilleFalcon01 in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    Did a little more digging. My biggest concern is that he only averages 6 rebounds a game. I think I'd want someone who could give a bit more in that department. His 3P% has also dipped each of the last two seasons. I don't know what all is at play there, but we should understand before we acquire him. Still liked what I saw.
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    jayu70 reacted to Beef in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    The falloff of not having a field general and shot creator when Trae was off the floor seems more significant to me than simply having another big on the floor in place of Capella, JC, OO, or Gallo.
    Its not like some rookie or available FA is going to replace one of those guys. And, it’s not like those guys can’t rebound or hold their own against Bigs.
    The problem was we apparently got in this philosophy that everyone needs to immediately sprint to the other end of the court once anyone on either team shoots.
    Now this works if you’re shooting at a decent clip and the other team is not, especially with Trae on the floor because the fast break/open shot for us goes up significantly.
    But when we’re shooting bad and the other team is shooting good, we have to learn to quickly change out of that scheme and go into hustle mode to win 2nd chances, take away their 2nd chances, and then simply beat them running the floor.
    And this really only happens when you have a bench that doesn’t fall off a cliff while the starters are resting.
    I just think if we get another really good facilitator, our shooting rate goes up and it fixes both problems.
     
    Think of it this way… If Trae could play at 100% effort for all 48 mins and never come off the floor and never tire, and then add a healthy Hunter, Reddish, and Bogi for every game….. who’s beating us?
    Nobody.
    We have a winning recipe, we just need to find a Trae lite and then stay healthy.
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    jayu70 reacted to Beef in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    Capela lead the league in rebounding and the Hawks were 5th overall in rebounds per game as a team.
    Rebounding wasn’t a problem until we got to the playoffs and faced almost exclusively 7-footers and bigger Bigs in general.
    We went from regular season (out of 30 teams): 5th in rebounding, 3rd in 2nd chance opportunities, 4th in fast breaks
    to playoffs (out of 16 teams): 9th in rebounding, 10th in 2nd chance opportunities, 10th in fast breaks
    Not to mention our shooting percentages dropped significantly everywhere, especially in the paint.
    That said, we also really struggle when Trae is off the floor. I bet our metrics plummet when he’s not in.
    So yeah, it’s clear we need a backup PG that will reduce the falloff when Trae is spelled, but we also need something to make us more competitive in the paint once we reach these big playoff teams.
    I’d still say backup PG is the bigger priority.
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    jayu70 reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    By the way… I expect us to be a member of the BIG THREE in the East next year, as I expect Philly and NY to take back steps this off season. 
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    jayu70 reacted to BamaBirdLady in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    I had a blast this post season. My son really got me into basketball when he was in high school. He wanted to go to games with me, and as a mom, I would go anywhere with my son. I grew to love basketball.
    He is home for the summer and we had a blast watching the playoffs, when he wasn't out with his friends or at the game with them. This playoff run is just what this city needed! The excitement the Hawks brought us was, for some of us so unexpected, we all just jumped on the wave and rode it as long as we could. Yea, I'm was disappointed when we lost, but I was also so proud of this team and so thankful for how much fun they gave me and my family for those weeks of the playoffs.
    Thank you and I am looking forward to great things next season!
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    jayu70 got a reaction from CTann in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    He has had a career transformation in Phoenix. He was once labeled the worst NBA player during his Bulls days. He was best known for his sideline dancing with Russell Westbrook.
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    jayu70 reacted to Ezekiel 25:17 in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    And let him lead the way!!! 
    Show him all the beauty he has inside!  
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    jayu70 got a reaction from 2smooth4u in Suns vs Bucks   
    Neither, I'm still salty it's not us 😤
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    jayu70 got a reaction from thofin21 in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    What a helluva ride!! 
    This was such a fun and unexpected season with much to be excited about going forward.
    Go Hawks!!!
     
     
     
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    jayu70 got a reaction from BamaBirdLady in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    What a helluva ride!! 
    This was such a fun and unexpected season with much to be excited about going forward.
    Go Hawks!!!
     
     
     
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    jayu70 got a reaction from blkbigdog35 in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    He has had a career transformation in Phoenix. He was once labeled the worst NBA player during his Bulls days. He was best known for his sideline dancing with Russell Westbrook.
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    jayu70 got a reaction from Mr.11 in Hawks 2020-21 Appreciation Thread   
    What a helluva ride!! 
    This was such a fun and unexpected season with much to be excited about going forward.
    Go Hawks!!!
     
     
     
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    jayu70 got a reaction from DonOfThemBirds in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    He has had a career transformation in Phoenix. He was once labeled the worst NBA player during his Bulls days. He was best known for his sideline dancing with Russell Westbrook.
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    jayu70 reacted to DonOfThemBirds in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    Cameron Payne has been pretty nice lately in the postseason.
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    jayu70 reacted to blkbigdog35 in 2021 Hawks Offseason thread.   
    Well I hope we can win a chip or two with this group for a few years!!
     
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