In memory of our brother Charmander, RIP: The OFFICIAL 2019-2020 Atlanta Hawks season thread #Set

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How many games will the Hawks win this season

Poll closed Apr 18, 2020.
  1. 29 or less

    22 vote(s)
    44.0%
  2. 30-35

    12 vote(s)
    24.0%
  3. 36-41

    10 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. 42+ wins

    6 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. AVXL

    AVXL I’m from Atlanta b*tch, scandalous

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    THE HAWKS’ BREAKOUT PLAYER WILL BE…
    Atlanta’s breakout player will be Kevin Huerter. To be clear, Huerter will only be the third-best player on the team this season but, with John Collins and Trae Young effectively breaking out last season, it is Huerter’s time. He is already a dynamic three-point shooter but, in his second NBA campaign, he’ll combine that with steady defense and intriguing play-making to become a fully entrenched, high-level starter. There isn’t All-Star upside for Huerter this season (while there is for Collins and Young) but he projects for the biggest leap among the Hawks’ core pieces.

    IT ALL GOES WRONG IF…
    It all goes wrong if there’s an injury to Trae Young. In some ways, that goes without saying but, even if Young misses a relatively short chunk of time (10 or 15 games), the Hawks will be in significant trouble. On the bright side, Young was very durable during his rookie season, appearing in 81 games, but the Hawks just don’t have the roster to score consistently with the dynamic point guard on the bench. He’s the sun, moon and stars for Atlanta’s offense.

    WHAT WE’LL BE SAYING ABOUT THE HAWKS AT THE END OF THE SEASON…
    What we’ll be saying about the Hawks at the end of the season is that Atlanta is fun, competitive and ready to take the next step. There was already some of that buzz after the 2018-19 campaign but the decision-makers were clear that the franchise wouldn’t “skip steps” along the way. That meant that the Hawks decided to run back a (very) young roster with some holes in it for this season. With the nucleus of Trae Young, John Collins, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, there will be signs of playoff-level competitiveness by March and April, all leading toward a pivotal summer.

    FINAL PREDICTION
    Expectations are all over the place for this Hawks team, with optimists seeing the potential for playoff contention and skeptics wondering if the squad will improve at all from last year’s 29-win benchmark. It is probably safest to split the difference, with the widespread belief that Young, Collins and Huerter will make real strides to off-set the potential downgrades in the supporting cast after the loss of Dewayne Dedmon and others. Ultimately, let’s go with a slight lean to the “over” on the Vegas win total of 33.5, knowing full well that there is more upside if things come together.

    FINAL PREDICTION: 34-48

    From Peachtree Hoops
     
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  2. AVXL

    AVXL I’m from Atlanta b*tch, scandalous

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  3. Rickdogg44

    Rickdogg44 RIP Charmander RIP Kobe

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    :blessed:

    I'm going to miss home opener and Halloween game :mjcry:
     
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  4. AVXL

    AVXL I’m from Atlanta b*tch, scandalous

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    Huerter is still hurt :francis:

    I have no idea when he rejoins the team
     
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    daemonova hit it, & I didn't go Erykah Badu crazy, #yallmad

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    :francis:
     
  6. AVXL

    AVXL I’m from Atlanta b*tch, scandalous

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    :dwillhuh: you’re not hype for this season?
     
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  7. daemonova

    daemonova hit it, & I didn't go Erykah Badu crazy, #yallmad

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    I see a first round pick In our future, hope we still got one
     
  8. FreshFromATL

    FreshFromATL Self Made

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    Bookmarked :blessed:
     
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  9. AVXL

    AVXL I’m from Atlanta b*tch, scandalous

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    If Brooklyn makes the playoffs we get there first round pick in 2020 so we should have 2 first round picks at minimum after this season

    Ive been on record as saying this isn’t a playoff team but should still be a lot of fun to watch Trae, Collins, Huerter and Cam and D-Hunter get better as a group

    Overall we lost key veteran depth (WOAT, Dedmon, Prince) and replaced them with just guys (Allen Crabbe, Chandler Parsons, Jabari Parker). I don’t see how us getting younger, losing depth and still playing no defense equals a playoff run but we’ll see. I’m happy with 30-35 wins and fun basketball. 2020-2021 is when I expect legit playoff talk
     
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    Btw...I got the Hawks winning 40-42 games
     
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    I say we finish 9th or 10th in the East.

    Still a big and bench depth away from being real contenders
     
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  12. AVXL

    AVXL I’m from Atlanta b*tch, scandalous

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    Yea I see this. Folks gotta remember this was a 29 win team last year, I’m just excited for basketball to be back but I’m not coming into this season expecting anything more than entertaining basketball. We’ve got way too many holes to be thinking playoffs or a winning record
     
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  13. AVXL

    AVXL I’m from Atlanta b*tch, scandalous

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    BTW if you brehs have a wittier title, please let me know. I chose this title because this season is gonna be a soap opera and the ceiling for this team really comes down to the jump Trae makes in year 2. If he can cut down the turnovers and improve the efficiency then I could see us maybe challenging for the playoffs but I expect there to be some up and downs as he adjusts to different looks on defenses and learns the new guys on the team

    bench scoring is also a concern IMO
     
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    I think Cam has a higher ceiling than Kevin Hunter :yeshrug:

    I'd rather see him get developed
     
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    Kaedus Sitting with a blind man tryna describe yellow

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    Where is the 50+ wins option? :banderas:
     
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