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  1. You know what's funny is that a week ago we were looking at simple offseason process but with this Bud situation things seem to be very unclear.
  2. I agree but you think they would move TP? Of course I could get the reasoning with Dennis and Baze.
  3. This thread
  4. Knicks coaching rumors: New York is the top choice for Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer By Chris Barnewall | 2018-04-23 16:54:56 Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is one of the most respected tacticians in the NBA. He has the ability to keep his players to a system that works and, can typically win more games than he loses if he has enough talent on the roster. Budenholzer, however, has been actively interviewing for other positions around the league. It appears he could be leaving Atlanta for a new destination this offseason. According to the New York Post's Marc Berman, Budenholzer's preferred destination is the Knicks. He is reportedly unhappy with the direction his current team is heading in. He's , but the two sides weren't able to reach an agreement on a deal. Mike Budenholzer is genuinely interested in the Knicks' job, according to an NBA source who has spoken to the Hawks coach. "New York's his top choice,'' the NBA source said. "If they offered him the job, he'd say yes. He wants to live in New York.'' Moreover, Budenholzer appears so disillusioned with the current Hawks' philosophy, it's difficult to imagine him returning. Atlanta is adopting the blueprint set by the "Trust The Process'' Sixers. Budenholzer still has two years left on his contract with the Hawks, so any agreement he reaches with another team will likely involve negotiations between two teams to get him out of his current deal. The Knicks would be an interesting destination because it sounds like Budenholzer is trying to find a team intent on winning now rather than later. Hiring him would indicate that New York is once again trying to make a run at the playoffs. Budenholzer would be a smart on-court decision for New York, but would it be a good decision in the long term? The Knicks have a bad habit of trying to skip steps in the team-building process in order to reach the postseason as fast as possible. Budenzholzer will get them wins in the short term, but they need to get the proper talent around him to go anywhere beyond a first-round playoff exit. There are no shortcuts for this. As for the Hawks, this report is a pretty good indication that Budenholzer isn't going to stick around much longer. The 2015 Coach of The Year winner has seen his influence in the organization decrease over time. He was formerly the president of basketball operations, but the in the summer of 2017. Now the organization seems intent on a long building process that he doesn't want to be a part of. It will be best for both parties if they split sooner rather than later. © 2004-2018 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
  5. Would really like to see Ayton paired with Collins. Atlanta Hawks 2018 Draft Pick Profile: DeAndre Ayton
  6. Marvin Bagley III compared to current Atlanta Hawks big man in recent mock draft By Brad Rowland@BTRowland Apr 23, 2018, 2:00pm EDT Peachtree Hoops It’s not a new comparison but one that could be interesting moving forward. While the Atlanta Hawks aren’t overly likely to end up with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, every mock draft available pegs the team for that position at the moment given the way the odds break down for the upcoming lottery. To that end, the debate is already raging about what the Hawks should do if and when they land in that spot and there are separate arguments. One such argument comes between the group of talented big men pitted against the higher upside offensive players (Trae Young and Michael Porter Jr., specifically), while another simply compares the young bigs to one another. In a recent mock from Chris Stone of the Sporting News, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III slips to No. 4 overall and that, well, provides a result that a lot of the fan base would appreciate. In fact, the mock endears itself even further in describing Bagley as “a better version of John Collins” and here is the write-up in full: Pairing John Collins with a prospect who might be best described as “a better version of John Collins” may not be the smartest front office decision given some of the potential defensive deficiencies a Bagley-Collins frontcourt would face, but it’s tough to turn down the Duke big man’s talent. Bagley has the potential to be the best player in the class if his skill level catches up with his athleticism and motor. The 19-year-old averaged 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest as a freshman. His second and third jumps make him a dominant force on the offensive glass, and he should be a dangerous pick-and-roll threat. More enticing, though, is his potential short roll play-making. Bagley’s ability to pass a bit on the move gives him a leg up on some of the draft’s other elite bigs. The Bagley-Collins comparison isn’t new and, in many ways, it makes sense. Still, the bigger question (as noted above) is whether the two could co-exist as full-time starters in the same alignment and that is one that Travis Schlenk and company will need to weigh if and when Bagley III is available on draft night. Schlenk has been vocal about simply taking the best player available and that could easily lead him to Bagley III despite any fit concerns with Collins. With that said, Chris Vivlamore of the AJC recently indicated on 92.9 The Game that Schlenk may not be the biggest fan of Bagley at this juncture and that could be instructive. Defensively, there would be challenges in the early going of that potential partnership and, on the other end of the floor, development would required from both young big men when it comes to floor-spacing and playmaking. Still, there is an allure to the terror created by two plus athletes flying around in the frontcourt and that is a dream scenario for a large portion of the fan base. Obviously, there will be plenty of time to discuss scenarios but, at this early juncture, what say you? © 2018 Vox Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved Sports data © STATS 2018
  7. I wonder if they will be active in FA. I can't see them committing to another large salary. Maybe they consider packaging Dennis to get a pick. At this point they seem to be all in on the rebuild. Personally I hope we can draft Ayton to pair with Collins but I'm also a big fan of Young. With what's going on with Bud, the lottery selection approaching and FA. This should be an interesting off season.
  8. Have you heard there locally how the meeting went?
  9. Julio is one of my favorites and appreciate the videos. But I just don't understand the Julio hate around here. The man is a BEAST. Yeah he has been hurt but he's still an elite player. That's why I said in my first post that this thread will get interesting with some of the replies.
  10. This should be interesting
  11. Harrell and McCaw are the only two I like from this list. They should be reasonable. I'm hoping they can resign Dedmon.
  12. 12 Potential Targets in Free Agency for Atlanta Hawks
  13. TP giving back to the community!! NBA's Taurean Prince to hold basketball clinic in San Angelo Paul Harris | San Angelo Standard-TimesUpdated 15 minutes ago Taurean Prince, who plays for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, will hold a basketball clinic in San Angelo this summer. The camp will be held June 9 at Lincoln Middle School, which Prince attended before moving to San Antonio before his freshman year. Not long after, he was a budding star at Earl Warren High School and attended Baylor University before being drafted No. 12 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. Sam Sheridan, the Director of Basketball Operations at Kids Hoops, said his organization is partnering with Prince to hold several low-cost camps. San Angelo was an obvious choice, Sheridan said, because of Prince's connections to the city. Prince's father, Anthony, is a San Angelo Central High School graduate. Early registration for the clinic is $45 by April 30. Regular registration is $55. Ages 5-18 are welcome. © Gannett 2018