manlisten wrote: Buzzard wrote:
manlisten wrote:Am I the only one who doesn't really care for the Hawks? I think even if everyone fulfills their potential they will ultimately be.. the Hawks. Feel-good regular season team and perennial 2nd round exit. I'm not too high on any of their prospects aside from Hunter and Bembry. I really don't like bigs that can't defend and Collins is very much Amare with a 3 ball instead of a midrange game. As a group they're a poor man's SSOL Suns.
You are not the only one but you are in a minority. I think the Hawks, with the three rookies they just added. are at least two - three years away from being called what they are. Hunter looks NBA ready. Reddish and Bruno have shown flashes in just two preseason games but they are not ready to be consistent on a nightly basis.
Reddish has to fight for time with Huerter, Hunter, and a few vets but he should be getting some decent minutes in spurts. I think Bruno will beat out Jones for the #2 big spot sooner than later; but he will find it tough going beating out Alex Len in just his 1st season.
There is a reason those two dropped to 10 and 34 and calling them what they are already is premature in my opinion.
The majority thinks they have a championship ceiling? I have seen a lot of comparisons to the Warriors, which is laughable.
About as laughable as thinking Bembry is a top 2 prospect for the Hawks. Is this based off two meaning less PS games? Btw here’s the Hawks core
Trae (played 1 season)
Huerter (played 1 season)
Hunter (hasn’t played 1 nba min)
Reddish (hasn’t played 1 nba min)
Collins (played 1 1/2 seasons)
They also could add another high pick to this core. Way too early to say what their ceiling though is imo. Trae/Collins are way ahead of any young Hawks players I’ve seen since watching the league since the early 2000s.
Also Collins +1.8 DBPM as a rookie. Amare never sniffed that in his career. We’ll see how he looks this year but I think he’s better defensively than what he showed last year.