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  1. Hawks select Wake Forest big man John Collins with No. 19 pick Zach Dillard @Zach_Dillard FOX Sports South FOX Sports College basketball found few answers for John Collins. The Atlanta Hawks are banking on the Wake Forest star’s productivity translating to the next level, tabbing the 6-foot-10 forward with the No. 19 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. “He’s a guy that we had pegged higher up on the draft boards than the 19th spot,” new president of basketball operations and general manager Travis Schlenk said. “We love his athleticism, we love his ability to score, his rebounding. We’re looking forward to getting him down here.” Collins, 19, ranked No. 1 in player efficiency rating among all Division I players during his sophomore season while being groomed by Demon Deacons coach and former NBA standout Danny Manning. In terms of per-minute production, he averaged 28.8 points and 14.8 rebounds per 40 last season while leading his program to the NCAA tournament. “Obviously the organization has a winning culture of being able to make the playoffs consistently for a number of years now,” Collins said. “With the front office changes, something is going in the right direction. They’re a team that constantly wants to improve and going forward, so as a young guy I want to come in there and learn that winning culture and just bring that to the team.” There are concerns on the defensive end on practically every scouting report on Collins and the fact that the vast majority of his offensive touches came in post-up situations makes him a curious fit for head coach Mike Budenholzer’s system, but there’s no questioning his rapid improvement in his two college seasons. The No. 19 pick is the second major decision made by Atlanta’s Schlenk-led front office this week following the surprising blockbuster trade of Dwight Howard on Tuesday night. In that deal, the Hawks moved their second pick back 10 spots in the draft to No. 41 along with adding veteran guard Marco Belinelli and (expensive) rotation big man Miles Plumlee. Collins, in turn, represents another step in the organization’s apparent shift toward the future. “Last year you saw his athleticism and then the big jump that he’s made from his freshman to his sophomore year, obviously being the Most Improved Player in the ACC,” Schlenk said. “You see the growth he’s made and, you know, he’s still a 19-year-old kid so there’s still a lot of room to grow.” The Hawks followed up the Collins pick by selecting Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey with the 41st overall pick in the second round. Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, averaged 14.6 points per game for the Ducks’ Final Four team last season. Collins and Dorsey are expected to compete in Summer League for Atlanta. Atlanta also owned the final pick of the night: It tabbed French center Alpha Kaba, whose main selling point is his 7-foot-5 wingspan. © 2017 Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
  2. Dude had some good games at Wake. He needs to bulk up a little.
  3. Dude is a straight attention WHORE.
  4. Nice pick watched him some this past season.
  5. No problem. When my dad served i had to follow suit.
  6. Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Survey Says Julio Jones Is NFL's Best Receiver Matt Miller Bleacher Report | June 22, 2017 In this era of "embrace debate," it's hard to find any consensus in sports. Ask analysts or fans who the best quarterback in the league is and you won't get 100 percent of the crowd saying Tom Brady. The same goes for running back, shared in last week's article, where the NFL scouts and executives polled almost all voted for Le'Veon Bell as the league's best back. This week I polled 30 NFL scouts, coaches, executives and players with one simple question: "Who is the best receiver in the game?" 98 percent said the same name: Julio Jones. The Atlanta Falcons wideout was described by one scout as "Big, strong, fast, physical [and has the] catch radius, leaping ability and body control everyone wants." Said one player, "He's just a monster. Freak of nature." After turning in 83 catches for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns last year, you'd expect more opinions leaning toward Antonio Brown or Odell Beckham Jr., but both receivers were afterthoughts when the experts weighed in. Jones has rare physical traits that make him not only the best receiver in the league but also made him a rare find coming out of Alabama in the 2011 NFL draft. If you could create a No. 1 receiver, Julio is a pretty good model to follow.
  7. My dad has gone to heaven but he overcame while he was living.
  8. @mashburn*Fibonacci thanks for sharing brother as a vet this makes me very proud of my falcons to do this.
  9. Yep my dad was a medic in that war. He witnessed some terrible things.
  10. Dwight Howard’s Sister GOES OFF on City of Atlanta and Hawks After His Trade totalprosports.com | by: Penn Collins On Thursday, June 22, 2017 Days before the draft, Charlotte and Atlanta worked out a surprise trade for former All-Star Dwight Howard, seemingly from out of nowhere. Clearly, Dwight’s sister Tashanda didn’t see this coming. She voiced her outrage over the deal while speaking to 92.9 The Game in Atlanta in the days after the news. “I hear how people talk and the things they say, and I just don’t think that Atlanta is a loyal city. I really don’t,” she said. She continued, “He was one of the first big free agents to come here, and I think a lot of the free agents are going to look at that and see how they do their free agency, and they are not going to want to come to this city.” The move was part of a salary dump primarily, something that is not that uncommon in the NBA. While Atlanta has made some questionable decisions in the past, Howard’s giant financial burden on the team made this a fairly understandable move for both sides from an outsider’s perspective.
  11. LOL true but I hope they can get a good deal for sap and maybe bring in some one else.