They Won 60 Games and Failed. Where Are They Now?

Three years ago, the Atlanta Hawks did something that had never been done in franchise history. They won 60 games. They accomplished this rare feat without one player scoring more than 16 points. It was the most wins in franchise history and the Hawks sent three players to the All-Star game (Al Horford, Jeff, Teague,…

Hawks Don’t Have To Explain: They’ll Be Tanking by December

Hawks New Faces: Jaylen Adams (R), Justin Anderson, Vince Carter, Jeremy Lin, Trae Young, Omari Spellman (R), Thomas Robinson, Alex Poythress, Alex Len, Kevin Huerter (R), Daniel Hamilton, 2017-18 Hawks Weaknesses:  28th: 3-Point (Defense). 27th: Turnovers. 26th: Offensive Rating. 25th: Field Goal Percentage, Total Rebounding, Points Scored. 24th: Field Goal Percentage (Defense). 23rd:Free Throw Attempts, Defensive Rebounding, Blocks, Opponent Points. 22nd: Offensive Rebounding. 21st: Defensive Rating.…

Comparing the Lawsuits: ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks

Both ESPN and the Atlanta Hawks are being sued by ex-employees, both of whom are women. Both lawsuits either claim sexual harrassment or racial discrimination. Both lawsuits allege behavior, that for the most part, originates with men. Both women expect damages to soothe their suffering. But can they prove it? As a famous laywer once…

Dwight Howard Not Making Friends Shocks No One

Luck has never been on Dwight Howard’s side particularly when Howard picks up stakes and moves to another team and city hoping for redemption.  In 2012, Howard was traded from the Magic to the Lakers. His first season in L.A. the Lakers were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Spurs and…

The Long and Hot Hawks Summer

The Hawks new GM, Travis Schlenk, has a full plate and a lot to consume. The first item on the agenda is Paul Millsap. Millsap has opted out his contract and will be on the wish list just for his toughness alone. But his 2016-17 season, Millsap’s first playing with Dwight Howard, was a mixed…

Paul Millsap Wants Atlanta But Do They Want Him?

On Sunday, the Atlanta Hawks went out of their way to make it public that Paul Millsap was on the trading block and they were taking offers. The Hawks justified this by saying they didn’t think they could sign their toughest player and emotional team leader once he opts-outs of his $21 million dollar deal…

Schröder, Take the Wheel and $70 Million Too

The confusing point guard situation for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2015-16 season led to a definite, cemented answer in 2016-17 and beyond: Dennis Schröder. Schröder has inked a $70 million extension. The product of Braunschweig, Germany, Schröder is coming into his own, three years after being drafted, and the Hawks hope he will blossom as…

Joe Johnson is Fading

It is the science of the NBA. Facts explain truth. Truth tells the story. The story is always the same. For veterans who made their name in the league by being specific in their intent and extraordinary in their accomplishments, they arrive here. At a place they never thought they would get to. As recently…