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The Athletic's NBA Power Rankings: Lay of the land for the… Welcome to The Athletic's NBA Power Rankings. Every week, we ask all of our NBA writers to rank the teams from 1-30. Here are the collective results after the first 18 weeks of the 2018-19 season. While the All-Star break isn't the halfway point of the regular season, it signals the stretch run as we approach the playoffs.
Rookie Report: February 11th-17th With NBA All-Star Weekend looming to start the week, NBA was cut short this week with the weeks' action ending on Thursday night. This week we'll be checking in on Cleveland's "young bull" Collin Sexton. Next, we'll be checking in on Trae Young and his career night against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers.
The inside story on John Collins' dunk contest night and his… John Collins took part in the NBA dunk contest for the first time Saturday, but things didn't go exactly as planned.
An NBA Draft viewing guide to the All-Star break However, the Hawks are in rebuilding mode and that means there will be plenty of attention paid to the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. During this hiatus from NBA action, fans might want to catch up on draft evaluation and, with that in mind, we've created a viewing guide to help you find basketball to watch this week.
Fellow NBA Players Reflect On Dirk Nowitzki's Trailblazing For International Athletes He's one of the guys who's set the path for us young players." Nowitzki made a similar impression on Dennis Schröder, a German player for the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I think every player, every German player, looks up to him," Schröder said in a video posted by the Atlanta Hawks in 2013.
The Blake, Buddy & Trae Update: All-Star Weekend Edition When the Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars tipped off the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, Atlanta Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young began the game on the bench. The former Oklahoma Sooners star didn't take long to make a splash and steal the show upon entering the game, on his way to finishing with 25 points, 10 assists and 7 boards in the Team USA win.
Hawks GM: Team would have drafted Luka Doncic at No. 3 The Hawks participated in the biggest draft-day trade of 2018, agreeing to move down two spots from No. 3 to No. 5 in a deal with the Mavericks. The trade will have a significant impact on both franchises going forward, with third overall pick Luka Doncic looking like a franchise player in Dallas while No.
GTR: Episode 23, Kaep Gets Paid, Superman Dunks, and All the Stars Greetings friends, the Gametime crew of were back again to broadcast episode 23 of the Gametime Radio Show. As usual the fellas chopped it up about the top headlines in sports, and mixed in some talk from the NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte. If you haven't caught the show live there are many ways to do so:.
John Collins keen to avoid complacency with Atlanta Hawks after NBA All-Star 2019 After showcasing his talents at All-Star weekend, Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins is wary of allowing complacency to interrupt his rapid ascent to the NBA's elite.
Luka Doncic Shares His True Thoughts About Competing With Trae Young At The All-Star Weekend Dallas Mavericks rookie phenom Luka Doncic didn't win anything in the events he participated in at the All-Star Weekend, but he is taking it all in stride. Luka Doncic lost as part of Team World in the Rising Stars game and reached only the final four of the Skills Challenge, getting knocked out by Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young.
Hawks GM Reveals Why He Made Trae Young-Luka Doncic Trade Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk elaborated on his thinking behind making the controversial Luka Doncic-Trae Young trade.
Hawks GM still defends decision to trade Doncic pick Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk isn't letting the first-year success of Luka Doncic sway him from thinking he made the wrong decision to trade his draft rights. On NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast, the Hawks GM told Woj that the trade made sense for them at the time, and could still pay dividends.
Jayson Tatum Wins 2019 NBA Skills Challenge: Recap, Highlights, Reaction Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum defeated Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young in dramatic fashion in the 2019 NBA Skills Challenge to kick of All-Star Saturday Night at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The field was once again made up of a combination of both guards and big men:.
Watch Jayson Tatum Beat Trae Young in NBA Skills Competition on Half-Court Heave Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum won the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge with a half-court shot to beat Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young…
The Latest: OKC's Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's Dennis Smith Jr. Diallo topped Smith 88-85 in the finale. Charlotte's Miles Bridges and Atlanta's John Collins went out in the first round.
John Collins Destroys An Airplane In Dunk Contest Fail There are those who relish the simplicity of a dunk, and then there's Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins at All-Star Saturday. Regardless of where you stand on the debate concerning the use of props in dunk contests, you have to give the Hawks power forward some measure of credit.
John Collins exits in first round of Slam Dunk Contest Coming off of a highlight driven performance on Friday night in the Rising Stars game, second-year Atlanta Hawks standout John Collins took the grand stage of NBA All-Star Saturday night in the Slam Dunk contest.
Collins misses final in Slam Dunk Contest John Collins did not advance to the finals of the Slam Dunk Contest after a two-dunk opening round d…
Tatum's desperation heave downs Young in final of Skills Challenge The Hawks' rookie point guard was the victim of the desperation heave by the Celtics' Jayson Tatum in the final of the Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Charlotte. Young advanced to the final with two wins. He had a sizable lead on Tatum as he approached the final 3-point attempt.
Trae Young falls victim to halfcourt shot by Jayson Tatum in Skills Challenge final After a stellar 25-point, ten-assist, seven-rebound performance in a win for Team USA in the Rising Stars game on Friday, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young looked to build on what was an outstanding debut at All-Star Weekend in Saturday night's NBA Skills Challenge.
Game Thread: Trae Young, John Collins in action on NBA All-Star Saturday This year, the Atlanta Hawks have two representatives in action, with John Collins headlining the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest and Trae Young taking part in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. As always, feel free to use the comments below to discuss the action and be cordial to one another in the process.
Hamidou Diallo wins dunk contest; Jayson Tatum best in skills challenge Diallo topped Smith 88-85 in the finale. Charlotte's Miles Bridges and Atlanta's John Collins went out in the first round. Smith leapfrogged Miami's Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a perfect score from the judges.
How Jamal Crawford became the NBA's quintessential 6th Man Chris Paul left for Houston in a sign-and-trade deal, Blake Griffin was ditched in Detroit, JJ Redick and DeAndre Jordan walked in free agency, and Crawford was unceremoniously salary dumped and bought out by the Hawks to make way for Danilo Gallinari.
Trae Young And The Atlanta Hawks Want To Keep Building Trae Young’s rookie season has seen plenty of ups and downs. For him, they’re necessary as the Hawks work toward a championship.
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