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  1. Young: “Good game, big fella. Looking forward to playing alongside you next year.” Bamba: “Sounds good, Trae. See you in The A.”
  2. Right there with ya! Not just because I want Trae to The A, but I really believe he’s highly coveted based on the rumors and like you said, who has been a constant. JJJ I believe is a smokescreen. I believe that if Bud were still here, then JJJ would possibly be the top target. A stretch big to space the floor with his shooting and who is a solid switch defender which was a lot of Bud’s philosophy on the court. Schlenk, in a radio interview, put some good emphasis on Doncic which I’m gonna say is intended to add to the “lying season” theme (though I believe the Hawks brass likes Doncic too).
  3. Yes, yes, yes! If the Lakers were to include their 25th pick too, then that’s just bonus.
  4. Young-Bamba Young-Carter Sexton-Bamba I’d love any of these. Young is instant offense as a shooter, but it’s his handles, court vision, and passing skills that I like the most bout him. He makes Prince and Collins better. Young’s name alone would be huge for business purposes too. Carter, talk about a big who is a “do-it-all” type of player. Defense, pick ‘n roll, pick ‘n pop, rebounds, midrange shooting, and even the ability to knock down some 3’s. He has a good feel for the game too, and actually almost went to Harvard which points to his intelligence. Moving back up for Carter in the 8-12 range very well could be likely.
  5. Apparently Memphis is wanting to win sooner than later and willing to trade #4 in order to shed Parsons’ contract, like you said. I’m thinking #19 and #34 won’t be enough (but what do I know?). Hawks might have to take on Faried’s contract for #14 to include in the trade as well. Who knows though. I’ve heard, as of today, that Toronto has nobody on their roster who is off-limits, and that they are heavily interested in the #4 pick. If true, idk that the Hawks would be able to give Memphis what Toronto can.
  6. Reading rumors around the league and I doubt the Hawks would be able to nab Memphis’ 4 or Orlando’s 6. Realistically, the farthest the Hawks might be able to get back up to is 8-12 if I had to guess. Bagley/Bamba/JJJ at 3 and move back up for Sexton? Young/Doncic at 3 and move back up for Wendell Carter? Also, rumors speculate that the Lakers want to form a superteam revolving around LBJ and Paul George (maybe Kawhi too). For this to happen, the Lakers would need to unload Luol Deng’s contract ($18 and 18.8 mil over the next 2 seasons). If the Lakers would be willing to trade Ingram to a team for taking on Deng’s contract, then the Hawks should seriously take a look at this. This, Ingram’s name being mentioned, is just me speculating (nothing I’ve seen as “proof”).
  7. Reading rumors around the league and I doubt the Hawks would be able to nab Memphis’ 4 or Orlando’s 6. Realistically, the farthest the Hawks might be able to get back up to is 8-12 if I had to guess. Bagley/Bamba/JJJ at 3 and move back up for Sexton? Young/Doncic at 3 and move back up for Wendell Carter? Also, rumors speculate that the Lakers want to form a superteam revolving around LBJ and Paul George (maybe Kawhi too). For this to happen, the Lakers would need to unload Luol Deng’s contract ($18 and 18.8 mil over the next 2 seasons). If the Lakers would be willing to trade Ingram to a team for taking on Deng’s contract, then the Hawks should seriously take a look at this. This, Ingram’s name being mentioned, is just me speculating (nothing I’ve seen as “proof”). ***CRAP. I thought I was posting in the other thread about the draft picks. My bad!***
  8. I’m not disagreeing with you, but um.......would you care to elaborate any?
  9. I’m not disagreeing with you, but um.......would you care to elaborate any?
  10. Yeah, as fans, we never really know how much harder or easier it really is to be able to move around in the draft. It very well could be too difficult to get another top 10 pick even with possibly acquiring Denver’s #14 Obviously I don’t know for certain, but I have a hunch that the Hawks are at least interested and doing what they can to have the likelihood of making some moves. Whatever happens, I just hope everything works out very well for the long term.
  11. I’m so glad the Braves are doing well and the NBA Draft is this week for the Hawks who have the 3rd overall pick. Helps keep away from spending much time with this NFL offseason stuff on the boards.
  12. Haha yes, yes you did. Took me a while to type my post as I was multitasking, and I missed seeing yours. Interesting that someone else is also of the same mindset. And you’re right, the Magic at 6 would likely be the farthest Young slides. I don’t see them passing on him. With the whole Denver/Faried/14th pick situation as well as the Parsons/4th pick situation in Memphis combined with our the Hawks situation of multiple picks, Schroder, and ability to take on salary dumps...this could get very interesting.
  13. LONG POST INCOMING! I’m greedy. I want TWO top 10 picks. I’ve narrowed down my top 4 (not really in any order and not including Ayton cause I don’t expect him to last to #3) to Doncic, Bagley, Young, and Bamba. I expect either Doncic or Bagley to be gone by #3, so 2 of Doncic/Bagley, Young, Bamba would be awesome IMO. Last week I really thought about the idea of both Young and Bamba becoming Hawks. Let me first say that I wasn’t a big fan of the Trae Young hype during the season. I thought it was ridiculous that some pundits ASSUMED Young would automatically become as good as Curry just because they have very similar styles. I didn’t like Young’s decision making or his too-often struggles with not finishing at the rim. I must say that my opinion of Young in Atlanta is a 180 compared to my dislike of him/the hype around him during the season. Here’s what I’ve come to realize. In recent years, when making my March Madness bracket, I’ve learned that “offense wins” in March. These defensive juggernaut teams who lack offensive firepower to play at a fast pace and also fail to score efficiently tend to fizzle out in March, and all it takes is one opposing team to get hot offensively & force a defensive juggernaut who lacks the offensive firepower to keep pace and match point-for-point. I’m starting to realize that, “offense wins,” also applies to the NBA today. It’s almost as if the best defense in today’s NBA is a high scoring offense who can play at a fast pace, effectively score points, and force the other team to match point-for-point is ultimately the best defense. What Young does is score points. His shooting should translate to the next level even against longer/bigger opponents because of how skilled he is putting the ball on the floor to gain separation. I understand he doesn’t have the biggest or longest body, but he is highly skilled. The dude creates his own offense and also gets other guys involved because his court vision and passing skills are some of his biggest strengths. I’m not saying he’ll be the type of caliber player that Curry and Harden are, so I’m not comparing Young’s ceiling to those guys, but I will say that both Curry and Harden can rack up buckets and neither are known for playing notably good defense. In fact, say if we ended up with Young, I wouldn’t necessarily want him to be a Curry/Harden score-first guy. I’d want him to be more Steve Nash/Chris Paul who distributes the ball around with such craftiness. In a perfect world, we end up with one of the Duke wings (Barrett or Reddish) next year who would be more of our true #1 scoring option. Young could provide instant offense with his scoring abilities when needed to support/take pressure off of our eventual true #1 scoring option (in my hopeful world lol). This isn’t just a 1 or 2 year rebuild. “Trae to The A. The Trae-T-L.” The NBA is a business, and Young’s name/brand would be the type of marketing, buzz, and hype to help put butts in seats at Philips Arena, and increase interest in the Atlanta market (sadly, a lot of NBA fans follow the big name players rather than the team itself). IMO, Young will be a very good NBA starter/cornerstone who is actually worth the hype. I never bought into the marketing/brand hype of the Braves trying to push Jason Heyward as the next big MLB superstar and the next face of the Braves like a lot of people bought into. Never believed it to begin with. I’m buying the Trae Young buzz. Find a way to get Mo Bamba or Bagley with Young/Doncic. Bamba’s more of an old-school big compared to JJJ whose lateral mobility and quick feet are awesome for today’s NBA, but man I’d love to have Bamba’s insane length, rim protection, and physicality down low for an old-school low post style game. Bamba’s down-low presence to protect the rim and contest driving lanes would allow other guys like Taurean and Collins to focus more on perimeter defense. Bamba’s physicality to fight for rebounds and putback buckets would also help mask some off-shooting nights (I realize this could also be said about Bagley and JJJ). That’s the floor you’re getting with Bamba, and his ceiling depends on how his offensive game develops. Trigga Trae paired with BOMB-A really helps each other’s game I believe. Again, I’d also love Bagley and/or Doncic too. Bagley’s insane athletic profile, motor, low post offense and rebound ability paired with Coach Pierce’s pedigree to improve players’ defense? Wooooo-wee! Doncic is an insane floor general/facilitator who I’d love to have as well.
  14. As of right now, I’m really feeling Bamba. I think he’s a high floor guy who will fight for rebounds and use his length/quick feet to affect shots at the very least. I think we all know that it’s about how well his offensive game develops or not is what will really set him apart down the road. His offensive development is what his “ceiling” will depend on. He might not become a team’s true number one scoring option (ala Durant, Curry, Harden, LBron, etc) but my gosh he should at least be the defensive leader and #2 scoring option. Speaking of leader, I’m thoroughly impressed with how poised and well-spoken Bamba is in his interviews. You can tell that he’s a smart person, has a high BBall IQ, isn’t okay with settling but instead wants more, is coachable and moldable, carries himself with a leader mentality, and is a great teammate. He oozes with confidence and desire to improve upon what he already has. Lickin’ mah chops over here. And while we’re at it, how bout those Braves?!