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  1. Bruh I have drastically limited my exposure to this place.
  2. Some of these dudes are just ridiculous with their posts.
  3. Bruh common business sense is not comprehended in TATF!!
  4. Trae and JC representing the ATL! The future for the Hawks is very bright!!!
  5. How do projection systems see the Atlanta Hawks at the All-Star break? 49 Let’s see what the analytics say. By Brad Rowland@BTRowland Feb 15, 2019, 11:00am EST SHARE Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Nearly two months have passed since we last checked in with a few prominent projection systems and, in short, the Atlanta Hawks are now seen in a more positive light. Of course, that makes sense given the team’s clear improvement on the court but the NBA All-Star break is here and it is a good time to catch up on how these analytical projections view the Hawks for the rest of the season. Be gentle. FiveThirtyEight: 27-55 Even with the disaster on Thursday against New York, the Hawks have quite a projected cushion over the league’s bottom tier. In fact, Atlanta is basically in a tier of their own, with a six-game lead on the dregs and a seven-game deficit (in terms of projections) behind the Grizzlies. That is probably larger than it should be given the trajectory of Memphis but, at any rate, that’s where the numbers fall here. TeamRankings: 25.9-56.1 We’re officially in the zone where the Hawks are now projected (by most of these systems) to have a 0.0 percent chance to make the playoffs. That isn’t technically true, of course, but it does provide a dose of reality for the optimists among us. NumberFire: 27.6-54.4 NumberFire has been the most optimistic system all season long and that continues this time around. It isn’t crazy to think that the Hawks could get to 28 victories (that would require only a 9-15 record after the break) but only one system projects that. Basketball-Reference: 26.4-55.6 B-Ref is a fantastic resource and they should be lauded for their work. With that out of the way, they also project a “best” and “worst” in terms of realistic scenarios for this season. At present, the best-case projection is 35-47 and the worst-case is 19-63. Both of those seem implausible but there’s a reason they are on the edges in the first places. ESPN Basketball Power Index: 25-57 Remember how the FiveThirtyEight projections place the Hawks in their own tier? Well, ESPN does it even more. Atlanta is projected to finish with the fifth-worst record and that is the general consensus. Here, the Hawks are eight games behind Memphis as the closest team to “threaten” Atlanta’s placement as a top-five team when the lottery arrives in May. All-Star weekend doesn’t delineate the first “half” from the second “half” of the season, as the Hawks have only 24 games remaining out of an 82-game schedule. Still, it is a good time to reset expectations and things get back underway on Friday, Feb. 22 when the Hawks take on the Pistons at State Farm Arena. Stay tuned.
  6. no doubt man it’s truly hilarious reading some of these!
  7. Agreed JC is in his second year and he’s getting better but some people expect perfection already!
  8. No doubt man! Haven’t had a chance to check Fernando out yet!
  9. Early Mock Draft 2019 Mock Lottery Top 100 Big Board | 2019 Mock Draft | Create Mock Updated: 2/9/19 1:27 pm 1 New York Zion Williamson Fr. 2 Phoenix Ja Morant So. 3 *Cleveland RJ Barrett Fr. 4 Chicago Rui Hachimura Jr. 5 Atlanta Cameron Reddish Fr. 6 *Memphis KZ Okpala So. 7 Washington Bruno Fernando So. 8 Orlando Jarrett Culver So. 9 New Orleans Nickeil Alexande... So. 10 Detroit Keldon Johnson Fr. 11 Minnesota Nassir Little Fr. 12 *Atlanta Charles Bassey Fr. 13 LA Lakers Romeo Langford Fr. 14 *Boston Sekou Doumbouya Intl.
  10. That press and zone literally whipped Louisville ***!
  11. That Duke game was bananas! Down 23 and win! Zion and Reddish were killers!
  12. Talking about Trae on sportscenter right now!!
  13. Definitely Sportcenter worthy
  14. Young man is growing before our eyes!!!
  15. Much better showing in tonight’s 3rd qtr for sure.
  16. Just don’t understand why they do!
  17. Really wish we could have moved Bazemore but Bembry at the point to spell Trae is going to be rough!
  18. Free is going to be hungry and I’m sure he’s going to be a smarter runner.
  19. In the event of a formalized buyout on Monday, Lin would clear waivers on Wednesday and his minimum contract amount at that time would be $697,358. If the process is not finalized until Tuesday, Lin would clear on Thursday with a minimum contract of $685,124 if he were to sign with the Raptors (or any team) at that juncture. From a Hawks perspective, parting ways with Lin would leave the team with only 12 players (plus a pair of two-way contracts) and, beyond that, Atlanta would have only Trae Young and Jaylen Adams at the point guard position. From a salary cap standpoint, the impact would be minimal for Atlanta, as Lin’s contract was set to expire at the conclusion of this season. The Hawks would have been able to re-sign him using Bird Rights but, considering his eight-figure salary cap hold, that would not have been a likely avenue for the organization and it makes sense that Lin would pursue a playoff opportunity with a team like the Raptors. Specifics are unclear at this juncture and, as a matter of team policy, the Hawks would not announce financial information pertaining to a buyout. With that said, all signs point to Lin moving on and it will be interesting to see how Atlanta acts in filling out its roster (the team has until Feb. 21 to sign at least two more players and bring the roster to 14) in the coming days.
  20. Enjoy your day bro!!
  21. Well this should be interesting for the rest of the season!
  22. Another disappointing 3rd quarter. This is a real concern. Hawks torpedoed by Magic in third straight loss, 124-108