Passion, Pain & Pleasure ft. Trae, Lloyd & Just Baze. 2018-19 ATL Hawks Season Thread #Set

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What is the most important thing for the Hawks to accomplish this season?

This poll will close on Mar 29, 2019 at 9:35 PM.
  1. Making the playoffs

    10.2%
  2. Getting the young guys some PT

    46.9%
  3. Coach Pierce developing as a coach

    14.3%
  4. Trae Young being the ROY

    10.2%
  5. State Farm Arena being dope as fukk

    18.4%
  1. AVXL

    AVXL Now what y'all really know about the Westside?

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    It's one thing to win meaningless games and be one of the worst teams in the league. It's an entirely different thing to go into games expecting to win and having the consistency to win at a level to make the playoffs. The Hawks aren't there yet, this group as constructed is missing pieces at SF & C, we need legit scorers off he bench not to mention how trash our defense is.

    And who said anything about the Suns model? The Hawks need an elite wing who can create and defend for this to be a roster that can compete for a title someday. Hopefully we draft that guy this year. As constructed this roster is probably a 35-36 win team next year (I'm judging a playoff team of at least being .500)

    As for game changers in the top 5 the last 4 years,

    Luka and Trae last yr
    Tatum and Fox in 2017 :yeshrug:
    Ben Simmons in 2016 (even tho he didn't play that yr)
    Towns, D-Lo, Porzingis in 2015
     
  2. O.iatlhawksfan

    O.iatlhawksfan CLEEEVELAND!!! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

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    There’s only 2 for sure game changers in this years draft, and that’s Zion and Ja Morant everyone else is iffy, don’t mean you can’t find a star but you are goin to have to do ur research
     
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  3. O.iatlhawksfan

    O.iatlhawksfan CLEEEVELAND!!! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

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    I don’t get how some of y’all watch Duke games and come to the conclusion Reddish is a top 5 pick
     
  4. Sly Cookin

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    I disagree. We leading the league in scoring since the all star break, so scoring aint gonna be an issue. There will be prince plus a free agent vets we can target for bench scoring if there is a void

    And none of those players U named are superstars. I'd take our 2 guys over all of them besides maybe Tatum. But he only has 1 30 pt game this season.

    If u consider them superstars, we got 2 of them.

    And the best players from the 2017 draft outside of Tatum are Laurie Marianne, Donovan Mitchell, and john collins. All of which chosen at 7 or later
     
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    #1 pick Just got paid! Supporter

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    I clearly think we can use an high impact center who can defend in space and be a playmaker on offense. I want to bring back Al Horford.

    That said, I clearly think if we make no changes, we should be fighting for the 8th seed and maybe even the top 5 seed in the east.
     
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  6. AVXL

    AVXL Now what y'all really know about the Westside?

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    The article @FreshFromATL posted has a good quote in it from Coach Pierce that all growth isn't linear. There will be struggles and stops and starts. You don't lose 50-55 games and just figure it out the next year...we've got to be patient with their growth and understand that going from a lottery team to a playoff team takes more than one offseason

    Y'all are setting yourselves up to be disappointed when we win 30-35 games next yr
     
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  7. AVXL

    AVXL Now what y'all really know about the Westside?

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    We can agree to disagree :manny:
     
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    I am not disappointed either way. I am okay with the results either way as long as we see improvement but I doubt we will only win 30-35 games next year. I clearly see a 36-42 win team next year if we are healthy if we do nothing. Not even draft or sign anyone. Just the same team. I think a winning record is a STRONG possibility
     
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    That much is clear. I think the improvement of John, Trae, and Kevin will be too vast. We will be a playoff team no matter what.
     
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    Hawks need to tank for a few more seasons

    No need to rush back to being a treadmill team cause trae and John not changing that

    I rather lose for a couple more years and stockpile more talent.
     
  11. O.iatlhawksfan

    O.iatlhawksfan CLEEEVELAND!!! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

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    Nothing wrong with being optimistic even if we do just win 35 games next year it’s still a step in the right direction.
     
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    O.iatlhawksfan CLEEEVELAND!!! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

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    The difference between those treadmill team and the current regime is that I really believe Collins and Trae are legit stars, like real cornerstones to a franchise. Josh Smith, Horford, and Joe were great and all but I don’t think they were at that level,
     
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    Horford was great. Smoove was always ass and I always hated his game. Iso Joe was the GOAT #1 option on a team where he has to be a #1 option.
     
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    If this team had a young Joe Johnson on the wings :wow:
     
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    Captain_Crunch My SF gone :to:

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    In my Association mode, the Hawks got Zion and they’re a top team in the East :wow:
     
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