Spts1

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  1. Tight ends are a dime a dozen now. They don't block anymore. Letting hooper walk was one of the better moves by the Falcons... Then the Browns. Overpaying hooper is something the Browns would do...
  2. " A significant chunk of Hooper's production over that two-year stretch has been a product of garbage time..." he wasn't the only falcon padding his stats in garbage time...
  3. Falsefant was overrated...
  4. Which rookie will have the best career? 1. Cam Reddish, Atlanta -- 19% 2. Ja Morant, Memphis -- 16% 3. De'Andre Hunter, Atlanta -- 11% 4. R.J. Barrett, New York -- 5% Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans -- 5% Coby White, Chicago -- 5% Zion Williamson, New Orleans -- 5% https://www.nba.com/2019-20-nba-rookie-survey
  5. Reddish is gonna be the BEST player on the team before he is finished. People don't like Skip Bayless but he predicted this type of success for Reddish. Cam needs to leave the 3 point game alone and concentrate on his mid range. THATS what will make him hard to stop. Its OK to take the 3's once he makes them respect his mid range game...
  6. As long as Trae gets his 30 points and there is a good rap act at halftime, Hawks fans are cool, I meant ICE Trae... Atlanta sports. Rebuilding since the 1960s...
  7. I saw a switch right before the half where trae got posted up. It's a dominoe effect. The wings are trying to cover for the guards and the interior defense goes to crap...
  8. Automatic switch to get the mismatch against trae, easy layup. It's not hard to figure out the Hawks problem...
  9. Trae...
  10. My response to tldr is the same to this...
  11. I agree with you. I don't expect a team with that kind of age average to win this season. My problem is my OPINION that its gonna be the norm with Trae Young running the team. At OKC, Durant eventually left because he got frustrated with playing with a point guard like Westbrook/Young. At least with OKC they could play SOME defense but it wasn't enough to counter Westbrook's wild forays. KD left and went to a team that had the necessary pieces to surround Curry AND Curry plays a little defense. He is not the defensive liability that Trae is. Trae compounds his small frame with no desire to play defense. I've seen enough to see what his game is about. His lack of defense causes a ripple effect on the Hawks. They are essentially playing 3 guys against 5 on defense when Trae is in the game because you have to cover HIS MAN and lose YOUR MAN in the switching process. The Hawks jump from last in defense to 6th with Trae on the bench. That means that they CAN PLAY DEFENSE WITHOUT TRAE. Reddish and Hunter come from big time fundamentally sound college programs and have been thrust into a situation thats anti team basketball. They obviously don't have the clout to say anything about it but Trae's game wouldn't fly on a veteran team. I liked Trae's game at one point because I was caught up in the showmanship. He has the best handles of any guard I've seen in the league and can make some nice jumpers from deep, but thats it. His game limits what a TEAM can do. They may eventually become a playoff team but winning a championship is not gonna happen. In the playoffs, DEFENSE, DEFENSE, is emphasized...
  12. Dennis running OKC offense with Paul and the other guy. Westbrook was shipped to hotdog central...
  13. 20-46 record...
  14. Hawks built around the wrong player... The record proves it...
  15. @Mr.11 You are correct about Young being a MAJOR problem for the Hawks on defense. You are building a young team around a guy who dominates the ball and don't play defense. The WORST defender in the league. I don't agree much with Skip Bayless but I agree with him about Young. He said that Young's points are EMPTY, that he doesn't raise the level of play of those around him. The Hawks have TALENT but the guy running the ship doesn't run a fundamentally sound offense and zero defense. Reddish, Hunter, etc play defense but its negated by Young. Young also is a turnover machine. What you have is a team that scores in bunches with Young, but gives it RIGHT BACK with Young. You combine that with the rules changes the NBA put in to increase scoring and thats how you have a horrible Hawks team. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28822418/the-problems-trae-young-signature-plays " Building a playoff team around Young is both an alluring and confounding architectural challenge. On one hand, you have to surround him with off-ball offensive threats that open the floor. Then you also need a fleet of defensive talent to compensate for his tremendous limitations. The Hawks' defense is their biggest problem, and Young is a major component of that issue. Looking at the data, the best two offenses in the NBA are the Dallas Mavericks and whichever team is playing against Young and the Hawks. Doncic and the Mavs lead the NBA by scoring 116.1 points per 100 possessions. When Young is on the court, Hawks opponents are also pouring in 116.1 per 100. Oof. And just as Atlanta's offensive on/off numbers reveal how important Young is on that end of the floor, the team's defensive numbers have an opposite plotline. With Young on the bench, the Hawks' defensive rating is 106.8, which would rank just below the Clippers for sixth best in the NBA. But while those deep-space triples may be his signature play, it's unclear if they are actually helping the Hawks win games. Here's where it gets interesting: When Young misses a 3-point shot, opponents should start licking their chops. Other teams turn Young's missed 3s into points at freakishly high rates. Young misses 64% of his 3s, and opponents grab defensive boards on about 75% of those misses. On the ensuing possessions, as those defenses turn into offenses, they rack up a wild 127 points per 100 possessions, according to Second Spectrum tracking data. Folks, the league average offensive efficiency following a missed 3 is 112. In other words, the Hawks play historically bad defense after their best player misses his signature shot. Here's a prime example from a January game against the Raptors. Young has just missed a deep 3, only to turn around and quickly get burnt on a baseline cut on the other end. So what exactly is going on here? The Hawks struggle with every phase of the game, but their defensive awakening has to start with Young. Individual defense remains a difficult skill to quantify, but members of two separate teams told ESPN that their in-house models have pegged Young as one of the worst defenders in the league. Other publicly facing metrics like defensive real plus-minus concur, with Young ranking 493rd out of 495 players. Part of this is effort. Defense requires equal parts athleticism, smarts and effort, and Young isn't bringing all three of those to the table right now. At this point it's fair to question whether he can ever play satisfactory defense in the NBA. Young is 6-1 and 180 pounds -- one of the slightest rotation players in the league -- and it's that primitive limitation that hurts him the most on defense. He has no room for error, yet his effort doesn't reflect that reality. When he misses one of those go-to deep 3s, too often he takes it easy on the other end. Other times he's forced to act as the last line of defense because he's the last man back, and there's nothing he can do given his size. That's an issue. He's arguably one of the worst pick-and-roll defenders in the NBA. That's not good news for a front office charged with building a playoff team around him. He's not long enough to contest shots or clog up passing lanes. He's not bulky enough to rebound. He lacks the body to contain larger NBA guards. But there are plenty of small NBA guards who still manage to play better defense than Young. Just look at the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose three main guards are all relatively small. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Paul (6-foot-1) and Dennis Schroder (6-1) all weigh 180 pounds or less, and when that trio is on the floor, OKC outscores opponents by 29.6 points per 100 possessions. " Critics who have a grasp of how the game is played are pin point on what the Hawks problem is. Folks in Atlanta will not want to hear it but it is what it is. Pierce and the Hawks coaching staff is aware of the problem but what can they do? This is Young's team and if they ruffle his feathers, they are gone...
  16. I've said over and over that winning teams don't change their uniforms and have a clean basic look, i.e. Alabama in college football, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, etc pro football. In baseball, when the Braves had them powder blue uniforms and that other one in the 80s, they sucked. When they went back to the Boston/Milwaukee Braves basic uniform, they became winners... When they were losing... WINNERS!!!
  17. yes. you were the only one that liked those uniforms...
  18. Blowed out AGAIN by the Grizzlies after saying this was a payback game...
  19. Maybe its coaching...
  20. What made MNF special was the fact that back in the day, the NFL as a WHOLE didn't have the exposure it does now. In fact, the halftime highlights on MNF was a chance for most folks to see other teams in action across the league. If YOUR team made it to the halftime highlights, it was a BIG DEAL. This ended when ESPN and the other networks started over exposing the league. Sunday night football and Thursday night football play a very minor role in that. MNF stopped being relevant sometime during the late 90s...
  21. Thats not gonna save MNF. MNF isn't special anymore because of the over exposure of the league due to the ESPN programming, Fox programming, NFL network, NFL Sunday ticket, Thursday and Sunday night football...
  22. the hawks got about 50 uniform combinations. looks like thats where the falcons are headed with their uniforms...